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    make a lounge w/fp (FP2000)

    is there a way to make a woody's lounge style site using only FP? i like the way it works and looks but i don't have much experience with scripting unless there are ready made scripts for it.

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    Re: make a lounge w/fp (FP2000)

    Using only FrontPage - no. A site such as the lounge relies on a database on the back end, and you would need to design something with Access, SQL, or some such, and then tie in the database to fields in your HTML pages.

    There are several places on the 'net where you can download forum-type software. The problem you will face is that you *must* have some knowledge of scripting to integrate forum software into a web, be it with FP or anything else.
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    Re: make a lounge w/fp (FP2000)

    FP's discussion webs are somewhat limited in functionality, but at least they're built in. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> You might experiment with them and see if they meet your needs before moving on to something that isn't as tightly integrated.

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    Re: make a lounge w/fp (FP2000)

    well, i guess i'll try that. i hear that i would have to use a subweb. i think to prevent posts from being over written while publishing. i always edit on the site itself so i don't know if i have to worry about that. btw, does anyone know the difference between the subweb you can make with front page and the iis thing that you can make? i mean, on my nt server, i can make a web like xyz.mydomain.com but i think in front page i can only make somthing like mydomain.com/xyz and that would look like a folder treated as a web site. while i'm asking all these stupid questions, how about that? is a folder in a fp web the same as a sub web only without the hidden folders that fp makes?
    oh man...some body stop me already...

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    Re: make a lounge w/fp (FP2000)

    I can't answer most of your questions, but I can say that from the perspective of the end user's browser, a subweb looks like just another folder. One distinguishing feature of a subweb that makes it useful in the case of discussions is that it contains its own search index. Thus, using a subweb avoids polluting your main index with lots of potentially spurious data. Conversely, users need to understand the difference between a site search of the non-subweb material and a site search within a subweb, since they use different indices.

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    Re: make a lounge w/fp (FP2000)

    ok, that's good to know. so wheather i make it abc.myweb.com or myweb.com/abc i will still have the same results when it comes to search forms. i think i'm going to go with abc.myweb.com...i think it looks cooler. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    thanks for all the info.
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    Re: make a lounge w/fp (FP2000)

    in front page i can only make somthing like mydomain.com/xyz ...
    Correct.
    However, since you are running your own NT server (with IIS I gather from your comments). You could create a new website in IIS and have IIS point to it - which I gather is what you are going to do.
    A subweb allows FP to separate content - typically for a couple of reasons
    1. Size - when you find that maintenance or organization takes too long on your web. Divide your content using subwebs.
    2. Security - different levels of security can be set on different subwebs (assuming the webserver and OS support this - no it can't be done on Win9x).
    The hidden folders that you are asking about contain files that help FP recognize the separate subwebs and maintain different security etc for each subweb. If you look in the Tools, Web Settings menu you'll get a feeling for some of the things FP can maintain uniquely for each subweb.
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