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    AlexCrome.CS 2008

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    Today I'm finally releasing the CS2008.5 version of my addon package. Not all the addons from my previous package have survived but that's no loss as they're now baked into the core of CS2008.5. Included in this release are the folowing...
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    AlexCrome.CS 2008 Is Here!

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    Finaly after working on it for months I feel ready to release this package. I am still working on documenting this release so do be patient with me whilst I do that. Included in this release are (If it's not a hyperlink, I haven't documented it...
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    AlexCrome.CS 2008 Is Coming...

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    The title says it all. I’m very nearly finished, just got to put the finishing touches on the package which I should be able to do sometime this week (or at least I hope so). You can expect a number of old addons to be included Quick Reply...
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    Login as a member of your community

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    Don’t you just love it when you get a conversation or email from a member of your community saying “I can’t access the website”. You ask them a few questions, and you’re convinced it’s a problem just affecting their...
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    Classic Forum Home Page

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    Whilst I do prefer the Hawaii forum view to the more typical forum views from past versions of CS, it does take a bit of getting used to, and I don’t dare to impost it on the users on my personal CS site (Nintendo Wiikly) for fear of a revolt –...
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    What Theme Page is Community Server Using?

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    URL Rewriting is a very powerful feature of Community Server, however for those trying to start themeing and modifying CS, it's very difficult as you have to work out what the rewritten page is - having /forums/ rewrite to /themes/YOURTHEME/forums...
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    Warning addon for CS

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    I'm currently working on a warnings addon for moderators to CS2008 and wanted to see if anyone had any feedback on what they think such an addon should contain. This addon is implemented using the Messaging API for CS (which Conversations, Profile...
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    Modifying the User List page

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    Another gripe I have with CS2008 is the new user list page. The page is very unbalanced - there is a huge waste of space at the top of the page, next to the search form, and then the user list (the useful element of the page) is crammed into that small...
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    Separating the Home and Dashboard page

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    The CS2008 logged in home page. A wonderful page, just not in the right place. I don't like the idea of having the homepage significantly different for logged in and anonymous users - I can see the calls from users asking where's the homepage...
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    AlexCrome.CS Updated and Enhanced

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    I've finally got around to updating my CS Addon Package .  I've fixed one bug, improved one module (introducing a breaking change), and added one control and one CSModule. The breaking change was introduced by moving the resources out of...
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