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  • Seperate Domains, One database/user base, but seperate but overlapped content

    We are building a several sister sites using Storyteller/ContentTeller as our front end CMS.

    These sites are seperate sites, with seperate focuses, but there will be shared community, and over lap between them. ie, one is a clan website, another is a gaming site, another a tech news, and another is a gaming tournament website.

    What we would like to do is through the signup page for the forums on each site have a forced referrer name that will add the specific user to a domain specific user group. This way when they log in they will see specific forum cat/sub cats for that domain, so they won't have a over whelming view of the entire forum.

    This would allow us to have a unified login across all of the sites, and if so wanted by the user be able to see all of the content in the forums for all the different sites. So it won't per se be different contented forums for each site, but simplified, and if have the option for them to see it all if wanted.

    Would that take multiple license, and is it even technically feasible? Or do I need to look for a different solution?

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    One license situation:

    One instance, one database, one set of files, therefor one board. You setup vbulletin and make categories, and point the community links on the other sites to their respected category. Being in this category they can see a different style, as long as it is clear it is a category they're in, that they can go back to the main index and that it does not look at a completely separate instance.

    Multiple licenses

    You install one instance, one set of files, but through customizing the source code and/or use of a plugin you make each forum appear on the board as a totally unique forum, giving impression that one instance is actually a shared community database.

    or

    You can install multiple instances and use data managers to populate the userbase on one of them, and have each forum use that one userbase. Again, this requires customization or plugins to achieve. And multiple licenses as you're running multiple instances.

    Check our manual for code standards, the API, data managers, and template conditionals, etc.

    Note that we do not support customizations as it's code we didnt' write.

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    • #3
      No, the only really mod to the source code would be on the sign up page for the individual sites would have a referrer code hardcoded to the page that would put them in x, y, or z user group.

      This would give them a customized view of the forum that would be along the lines of the single instance use. They would be able to 'back' out so to speak and see the whole forum with the multiple categories that would be the the other websites.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rasp1 View Post
        No, the only really mod to the source code would be on the sign up page for the individual sites would have a referrer code hardcoded to the page that would put them in x, y, or z user group.

        This would give them a customized view of the forum that would be along the lines of the single instance use. They would be able to 'back' out so to speak and see the whole forum with the multiple categories that would be the the other websites.
        Then it is fine, As long as there is only one installation and one set of files, you're good to go with only one license.

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