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Work to be done on the website before the official launch and video announcement.

Adam Moore

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Work to be done on the website before the official launch and video announcement.

I'm finishing up some back-end items, working on the website rules and privacy policy, registering a DMCA safe harbor agent (To protect the website from copyright claims), tweaking the videos section, and have some work to do on the menus among many other things.
I want to finish some of the items below before the official launch as well, but I am pretty constrained on time working on the back-end.
If anyone would like to help out with planning these features, writing categories, and descriptions, or in any other way, it'd be greatly appreciated.
This list is what I've put together so far, I'm probably missing some things, and some of the ideas need further refining. So if you see something that I forgot or something you think should be here, please let me know. I'm open to any suggestions, recommendations, or ideas.

 

The Homepage

I have the homepage set to display the most recent topics with new activity. Is there a more functional/better use for the homepage?

 

Research Dashboard

I've been thinking of building a "research dashboard" page of sorts. I know we all do quite a bit of research into all kinds of subjects. It would be nice to have a central place to create research projects, store information, links, pictures, pdfs, view and take notes, and even make tools to help the community with researching.
I've still in the planning phase of this project, but have started to consider the following;
What information do you use when researching a subject?
How can this information be saved and then presented in a way that would be useful(topics, posts, database entries, links, notes, file/picture uploads)?
What tools would help in general research/study?

I'd to know what everyone thinks about this idea, would it be useful and should I build it? If you like the idea, what would you like to see in your research dashboard?

 

Health, Food, Nutrition.

I'd love to build a healthy living/eating section if someone wanted to take the lead on designing what that section should look like and how it should be structured. I could put it all together.
We'd need to figure out what pages or databases we want, Food, Recipes, Keto Tracker, Home Remedies, Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms, etc. We'd need custom fields for the databases. For example, for the Medicinal Plants database, do we need fields for the common name, botanical name, description, medicinal uses, warnings, recommended dose, etc.
We can have record feeds from databases and forums as well, so if we had a Healthy Living page, we could have feeds on that page from the recipe database, the medicinal plants, a private forum, a links database, and so on. Categories and descriptions would need to be written, and we could add anything else that might be useful to the Body of Christ as well.

 

Homesteading, Homeschooling.

Same as above.

 

Downloads

Categories and subcategories need to be created for things the body of Christ might need, KJV Bibles, Tracts, Public domain documents (Random References, the Wescott and Hort letters, for example), general PDF's, and so on.
I think once the categories are in place, the downloads section will become quite useful.

 

Videos

It'd be nice to sort Bryan's videos by subject matter or create playlists of some sort. We could also tag videos(really anything), and then create feeds based on tags throughout the website. Similar content could be shown on topics, the research dashboard, alongside study pages, etc.
This will be a big time-consuming project in itself, but I think it would help the ministry and have untold rewards for the body of Christ.
If someone or multiple people were interested in taking up this project for the body of Christ, I could make a group with permissions to edit all tags.

User Submitted Videos

We just need some categories and descriptions written here.

 

 

Bible Study Tools

Biblical Glossary

Should we have categories(what categories?) or list everything on one page?

 

Bible versions database

What categories or custom field would this have? Do we list authors, translators, release dates, publishers, missing verses, corrupted doctrine?

 

Biblical Places database

We could use a database to hold the Latitude and Longitude of significant places in the Bible and then feed it into a mapping application to be able to see at a glance where certain places in scripture took place.

 

Bible Bookmarks?

 

Tract creator

A tract creator would be nice; I'm not sure how to make this yet, but it's on the wishlist.

 

How to Witness - Database

Say to the Mormon's or about the bible version issues. I'm sure we could compile some good information over time, and It'd be nice to have that knowledge base online to refer people to if you're short on time. If any has any ideas on how we could set this up, I'm all ears.

 

KJV Bible

Finding good electronic sources for the KJV bible, in any format, PDF, Text, SQL, Word, Bryan has talked before about the altered versions floating around. It would be nice to have a place where anyone could download a good copy.

 

Pew, that took forever to write. Thoughts, Feelings, Ideas, Suggestions?

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The Homepage

I have the homepage set to display the most recent topics with new activity. Is there a more functional/better use for the homepage?

 

The homepage has always seemed a bit clunky to me. The formatting makes it difficult to read and find where one entry ends and another begins. However, the "All Activity" page you placed under the videos header recently displays very nicely. If there is a way you could place that nicely formatted page as the homepage, I think that would be good.

In addition to that though, I'd like to see a short introductory paragraph for the website just explaining the ministry and its purpose, or simply a short description of what the website has to offer.

So maybe, place a nice image (of a Bible, nature, pretty font for a verse of scripture) and I think it would make the homepage look nice and also be welcoming and informative. So, in technical terms, you'd have the welcome paragraph static, while the "All Activity" below is dynamic. I picture the "All Activity" table only half way down the page where it's still visible on page load.

I'm picturing something like this in my head (you should understand and get the idea):

<!--Begin Static Table for Welcome Paragraph-->
<table>
<img src="..." alt="Pic of Bible, Nature, etc.">
<p>Introductory paragraph, what the website has to offer for new users, other things</p>
</table>
<!--End Static Table-->
  <br/>

<!--Begin Dynamic Recent Activity Table-->
<table>
<div>
  ...Dynamic activity displayed here...
</div>
</table>

  

I like the recent videos, blogs, forums stats off to the side. Keep those and anything else similar.

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Downloads

Categories and subcategories need to be created for things the body of Christ might need, KJV Bibles, Tracts, Public domain documents (Random References, the Wescott and Hort letters, for example), general PDF's, and so on.
I think once the categories are in place, the downloads section will become quite useful.

 

I don't have any suggestions for the previous categories (Research, Health, Homeschool), but I think it would be best to keep all downloadable material related to those, and any others, on the download page here, rather than scattered across the website where things may be harder to find and even valuable content missed. A simple link on those pages to the material here would work I would think.

Some categories to start:

Tracts & Flyers

King James Defense, e.g. Bryan's compilation of NIV/KJV changes, etc.

Doctrines - I'd really like to see an elder in the Church compile staple doctrines taught of different subjects into a word document with scripture references. I think this would be very beneficial to the body of Christ as one can always have these handy and refer to them.

(Don't want to get too far off track here, this blog is about web development, just wanted to be clear in what I mean by a "Doctrines" category).

Health (nutritional charts, different proven diet guides)

Homeschooling (lessons, etc.)

Reading Plans
 

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Videos

It'd be nice to sort Bryan's videos by subject matter or create playlists of some sort. We could also tag videos(really anything), and then create feeds based on tags throughout the website. Similar content could be shown on topics, the research dashboard, alongside study pages, etc.
This will be a big time-consuming project in itself, but I think it would help the ministry and have untold rewards for the body of Christ.
If someone or multiple people were interested in taking up this project for the body of Christ, I could make a group with permissions to edit all tags.

 

Yes. Great idea. Here's a few categories (tags) you could start with:

Dispensationalism, Eternal Security, Godhead, Church Buildings, House Church, Time of Jacob's Trouble, Antichrist, Mark of the Beast, Wolves, False Brethren, Heretical Teachings, Q&A, Livestreams, Letters, Salvation, Catching Up, Testimonies, Expository Studies
 

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Tract creator

A tract creator would be nice; I'm not sure how to make this yet, but it's on the wishlist.

 

Wow! Wonderful idea. Hmmm... I could make this in Excel or Word with VBA to display a user form they could fill out and have it automatically format to the paper, but that is only a local solution. Getting this to work through the web? Yeah, no idea.

My only guess would be to place a series of textboxes on the webpage with a character count restriction, the user submits their content and its populated on a pre-formatted Excel spreadsheet. How Excel retrieves this info from the web, and then also sends back the result to the user? No idea - don't even know if it's possible to do. I'll think about it more because I really like this idea - creating tracts are time consuming much of the time and there's potential for a huge variety of different tracts that could be made quite quickly with this idea.
 

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KJV Bible

Finding good electronic sources for the KJV bible, in any format, PDF, Text, SQL, Word, Bryan has talked before about the altered versions floating around. It would be nice to have a place where anyone could download a good copy.

 

I have these files, with the exception of SQL, saved on the computer here that I downloaded from the old website. I never looked at the text, so I couldn't tell you if it's altered.

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