Where in the world to find support?

There are 330 groups here, and no list of them.  Am I in the correct place to obtain support?  Why would I need to duck in and out of groups over 30 or 40 pages to look for my topic?  The search doesn't seem to help either.  I don't mean to sound naive but this can't be right?  Is there a forum I'm missing?  I have a fairly specific question to ask but I have no way of telling if I've found the right place to post it or if I have searched all other possible places first.  Help!

I will post my question in here since I really don't know what else to do?  Apologies in advanced if I'm missing something.

  • This is something I have noticed since joining Elgg.  It is difficult to find support, guess that comes with opensource.

    There have been times I would have been happy to pay for support.

    A more central support board needs to be created as you suggested.

    And a forum for elgg is needed this is true for this site and for our own sites, the vanilla forum which seems to be the only forum available is very poor.

    I have managed with the help of a program called jconnect to join joomla to elgg it helps but its better to be able to include a forum that interacts with the core better not just user login.

  • There is a list here ;-) you just need to page thru it ;-)

    Have you seen this ?

    I had a similar one for Groups, but need to rewrite some portions because Elgg.Org have made some display layout changes hgere that needs to be incorporate into my Group indexer. This Group Index.. unfortunately I never got around to publishing yet..

     

  • OK guys..
    My Group Indexer utility is starting to look better, tho I liked older Elgg.org layout better ;-)
    If  (someone screams for it )
    {

        Publish_Group_indexer();
    }
    else
    {
        echo "<p>;-O</p>";
    }

     

  • @The Evaluator

    @ the other people trying to respond here

    Ok, I will admit to being a lot less familiar with this kind of forum, but I agree with The Evaluator that it is very hard to get a handle on things here.  I hate to enter the discussion with a question that has been asked a hundred times, or for which the answer can be found in the equivalent of a FAQ.

    But here's my problem.  A programmer friend just spent five months (!) trying to learn elgg and implement a social network for our particular purpose.  We are an all-volunteer, non-profit group.  I can't just fire him because he took so long to do this.  My own background is business, but I have directed technical teams.  Now I have to determine whether the problem is elgg, or just my friend the programmer who does not want to communicate, but sit and write code.

    I had been CEO of a small Internet company that used asp, .NET and MS SQLServer.  I am used to understanding the technical effort by at least undertanding the data model (entity relationship diagram) using visual tools.  I know this is a hard task for OOP.

    Is there a tool we can use to see the table relationships underlying the parts of the social engine that we are trying to use?   Right now, I am completely lost:  I know there are 4 ENTITIES and about a thousand objects, but I can't find any intermediate way to conceptualize what we are dealing with here.

    A related question:  Let's say you built a social network in elgg, and it was built by a single programmer.  That programmer gets run over by a bus.  Now, what documentation should another programmer get so that he can pick up on what was already done.  Do you just give him what you have and tell him "Go figure it out!"  or is there some reasonably standard way to figure out a social network built on elgg? If it were not OOP you could get a tool to just "x-ray" the database and all the relationships and keys, etc.

    Many thanks, and abject apologies that I can't find these these myself.

    John

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • This information you're asking for is linked from http://elgg.org.&nbsp; Click on "Docs" in the upper right.

    From the documentation wiki, look at the last two sections, which are all about development.  Should answer a lot of questions!