[admin] Avara storyboard?

As many of you know, I am knee-deep in redesigning the Avara.com web site (as well as all of our "product" web sites, and the Ambrosia web site as a whole -- it's a large project).

One of the cool things I've come up with is a "story" display system, which we're now using for our online newsletter, The Ambrosia Times. This system allows stories to be posted (complete with formatting and images), the current "featured" story is displayed on the main page, older stories are archived & searchable, and people can easily add their comments to the stories.

I think it's a neat system; you can see an example of it in use here:


To the point of this post: I got to thinking about the number of stories I'd seen people write about Avara over the years, and I'm considering making a "soapbox"/"notes from the underground" section on the Avara.com web site where users can submit stories about Avara and/or editorials of some fashion about Avara.

Of course, these stories would be reviewed by an admin from the community before they went live, and they'd be posted no more frequently than once a week, to ensure that everyone's story/editorial got a fair shake as the featured article.

So, that do you think? Anyone think this is a good idea, and would like to see it happen?

Andrew Welch / el Presidente / Ambrosia Software, Inc.

Ahhh... I love war stories... So you actually mean I will have easy means to access tons of war stories, guides and such, as well as being able to get them published equally easy (granted they are worthy)?

Go for it.

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein

This sounds like a great idea. The Avara.com web site could use some new content, and there is plenty of it out there. It just needs a home.

Matt "Zebe" Lee