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I’ve put together a site for brainstorming the publishing company. It’s Software problems have stalled me; I’m currently looking for software that has both public and private access and isn’t too convoluted.

This may take a few days to find.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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  • RogueRaven Aug 12, 2007 @ 13:24

    One of the sites offering on-line applications and collaboration is It is set up in competition with google and looks extremely interesting. It might be worth your while looking at.

    On another issue i have worked wit MediaWikki and it might be a part of the answer also.

    If I can be of assistance let me know.

    Edwen Davis

  • Jass Aug 8, 2007 @ 15:55

    Okay Holly, here’s what I found. phpBB has a new version out 3.0 that allows file attachments so you’d have a way to upload files just make a section for them. It also allows membership levels in the form of “moderators” that have additional privileges. For the calendar thing, I found a phpicalendar that could be added…for free I think that could do the scheduling you are looking for see
    and a sample of the calendar at

    I think that covers everything you mentioned. Let me know if I can help anymore.


  • Jass Aug 8, 2007 @ 14:03

    Well, I know you’ve set this up at bluehost. I’ll check with my host…they tend to be pretty decent. I’ll let you know what I find.

  • hollylisle Aug 8, 2007 @ 13:50

    I’ve tried just about every package offered by bluehost. The ripe melon sound you hear is my head hitting the wall. Don’t get me wrong—everything installs fine. But… sheesh. I remember with some fondness a little community thing we started with years ago that had an event calendar, docs, levels of membership, a simple bulletin board, live chat—it was a bit of an office in a can. Neat. And free at the time. Now getting that kind of functionality is a freakin’ nightmare.

  • Jass Aug 8, 2007 @ 12:53

    Here’s their forum thingum…

    The Chat I think is Fantastico, which I can’t get to since I’m not a client. But they also have a TikiWiki thing so your support center should be able to help you with that too. Keep us updated. I’d love to know how it’s going.

  • Jass Aug 8, 2007 @ 12:42

    Holly, the host you picked offers blog/chat/board solutions in their package. You might that out.

  • BJSteeves Aug 7, 2007 @ 13:19

    Holly, Look at MediaWiki. It’s the same software the Wikipedia is using.

  • hollylisle Aug 7, 2007 @ 11:04

    Onemorewordbooks site and links on hold while I see if I can figure out the problem.

  • hollylisle Aug 7, 2007 @ 10:42

    I’m having a problem getting the software to accept members. I’m currently doing a wild-eyed search of the Tiki_Wiki site to see if I can figure out how to get the thing to automatically accept everyone who registers.

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