First of this has nothing to do with Ace, and I'm sorry about that, but this place seem to hold more intelligent people then the default WoW forums.
For a long time I've wanted to make a Guild webpage package which combines a website with a forum and DKP system.
A wiki website seems like a good choice cause admins can adjust whatever they might want to add or delete in an easy manner.
PhpBB(3) seems like a good choice for a forum, at least the new version hold many cool features.
EQDKP also seems like a soild DKP system with ingame addons to support it, also it doesn't seem to be stop developed on anytime soon which is good.
And now to the fun stuff, the combining and adding features.
General site use:
Users should only have to login once, so a joint login system has to be made, furthermore the site should pull the guild roster of the armory so users can establish a link between their website login and their in game character(s) so people in the guild easy can see who user:FirstPoster43 and char:Legolaz is.
Of course site admins have to verify (accept) these established user-char links, cause the idea is that they'll be given access to the various features/areas of the site based on their guild rank (Guild master/Officer/Class leader/Glorified member/Normal member/Casual/Alt/Guild Clown/Trial/etc).
EQDKP also have to pull the guild member list from the armory and add thous needed, also a WWS parse submit feature should be added to boss kills/raids.
General member features:
An availability system where users can set days and times of the week they're available, also a "set away" feature where can set date where they're not able to come anyway. Like going on vacation, etc.
The idea is that raid leaders will have a list of available people at any given date.
- Calender where raid leaders can set dates for raids.
- Signup system to the scheduled raids.
- Local guild roster.
- Profession specialization and recipe listing
That's all the important features/functions I can recall right now, they're probably many more...
Any suggestions to the choices of webpage CMS, forum or dkp system?
Do you know of such a "package" already?
Would you also like to make such a package and wanna start a project together?
You got anything else on your chest?
I find SMF to be better than phpBB lately, generally due to security issues. I stopped using phpBB after having to upgrade three times a week, and recode the entire forum each time to meet my needs. Although it's a nice forum and it seems like they've solved some things, they don't have the hottest track record.
You could make use of the scripts here. Might be a good start for some of the stuff you want.
I'd recommend keeping permissioning separate from armory parsing.
There are some sites with packages like this, most of them cost money. They biggest hurdle most guilds seem to have is affording hosting, a majority of the ones I see use free forums of various types.