Project: ABC v3

In the next coming weeks I’ll be starting (again) and hopefully finishing more (finally) of a project that was started more than two years ago. Some of you may remember it from my days on Acura-CL.com (now AcuraZine) as abunchofcars.com (ABC).

The main purpose of the site is to create a nexus of Do-It-Yourself guides for anything related to cars. In the past we mainly concentrated on Acuras, specifically CL and TL and occasionally Honda Accords because those were forums that my friend and I frequented. We always had planned to expand it beyond, but never got around to finishing what we had.

My plan is to design the layout and code the structural architecture and allow other people to expand, edit, and moderate the content. My other friend, Dennis, will be co-admining ABC with me. I’ll have an online form in which interested persons can apply for contributor status and those who continue to provide exemplary support and assistance will be granted editor status. The difference between contributors and editors is that contributors can only submit for approval: articles, DIY guides, suggestions, etc.; whereas an editor can post live and approve what contributors submit. More on this as time goes on.

6 thoughts on “Project: ABC v3”

  1. I’ve gotten the design up and the structure is mainly coded. I’m awaiting for EquaWeb to finish repairing some of the features on my sites, such as mod_rewrite so I can do permalinks again.

  2. The new site is up, but not live just yet. The design is about 90% done, just need to tweak some of the presentational layouts such as headings and colors. The Gallery is up and running perfectly. I’ve also put up a few DIY guides and that so far is working out perfectly. I think the site will be ready to go live very soon.

  3. The FTP function is down on my webhost so I will not be able to upload any new changes. They are working on restoring full functionality to all my sites.

    Hopefully ABC will be ready to launch as early as this Friday. If not, most likely Monday.

  4. The site has been live since last Friday and everything seems to be functioning well. I’ve added user profiles, a pretty neat function that I would like to use for other sites.

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