Editor wrote:Integrate as much of it as possible.
If indeed you are looking to develop a network, than make the current forum profiles the backbone. It instantly gives the other sites better credibility with a built in user base.
On the flip side of that. As we the users have no need to start accounts on the other site, then people are more likely to jump in and use the additional areas.
This is the big motivation for me to have shared user accounts on all of these sites.
Editor wrote:My next question from this is if everything does get integrated, then do you see one master forum running thru everything, or separate ones for each site?
"General discussion" might possibly be the only forum that gets shared. My concern with that is the extreme differences in discussion between a girl oriented fan site (such as Jem, Barbie, Care Bears, etc) versus a boy oriented fan site (such as Thundercats, Ghostbusters, and Power Rangers). The other problem with that is if a forum is shared and someone is subscribing to a particular topic and someone replies ... from where does the message originate for the topic reply notification? From the site where the user responded or from the site where the other user subscribed to a topic? Could be a logistical programming nightmare that I don't want to get involved in.
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