Then there is always, whenever we post something cool: DIGG/STUMBLE/REDDIT that shit. How will our public know how great we are unless we tell them.
things that would be helpful towards this end:
buttons for "share on facebook", "post this to http://www.reddit.com/r/discordia", blog this, etc
I could code this, but there's probably plugins for SMF2 available, which would be easier and more fully-featured.
I really don't know if I'd like to see a row of reddit/twitter/facebook buttons on every thread though.
This question "How can we turn a forum thread into something an outsider would read?" keeps coming up.If you can find me Official Discordian Letterhead I'll make something that does it. I went looking for the letterhead in september and couldn't find it.
You know what would be really sick?
If we had a button that turned a post into a PDF set on Official Discordian Letterhead, with nice fonts and an artistic frame.
Is there an SMF plugin that can make PDFs? Or did you have some other method in mind? Turning a webpage into a PDF is not as trivial as it might seem (server-side). But it's a cool idea, I can explore some options--unless you already have something in mind because previously my explorations in server-side PDF generation have come up rather shitty.
Wouldn't it also work if we'd had an option to view a single post as a cool letter with letterhead in HTML? People can just hit "print" on that, and it's about a 1000x easier to code.
For example I could modify the "view as single post" template so it looks like a full-page pamphlet, white background, black serif letters, letterhead, Discordian date in typewriter font, etc. It'd be pretty funky if people would link their friends and they'd not get this forum-view but something that looks very oldskool paper print.
Also, Faust, if you'd just dump any PDFs you have and/or find into a directory on the server, I will code a nice index page for it.