Following on from the thread I created regarding Runescape and a ‘safe’ area for the littler uns to chat, I’ve had an idea :idea:
www.tpracademy.eu will host a very basic Drupal installation with a link to a forum on here that I will set up with hidden properties for a specific usergroup, in a similiar manner to the hidden games forums. The difference will be that members in the “academy” usergroup will not show on the memberlist, or on the online list, or have permission to post anywhere other than our little sandbox.
This makes sense to me, firstly getting the children into the TPR community :devil: at an early age, and having the security of the TPR mods who I trust wholeheartedly.
So the aims, the kids in the age range 7-12 find online gaming and are playing together in a ‘clan’. A lot of parents still don’t completely understand the internet and with all the scare stories about privacy and grooming etc etc, I was asked if I could provide something for the group of friends.
Using TPR as the ‘backend’ as we have a licence seems the best choice for me personally, and with the .eu domain beings 95p on 123-reg also the cheapest. I expect/hope we also get some of the parents to join, possibly even crunch for the team as they will want to be checking on the kids occasionally and although they know and trust me (fools), I expect they will want to look at how TPR works and the trust I put in the mods and members.
With the groups system, it will be very easy for ‘hide’ the academy and so most members will not notice anything, maybe an increase in numbers as the parents join :xfinger:
Are there any objections to using TPR for this purpose? If so, I’ve no issue in using another method for the chat area, but I will still be using tpracademy as I’ve brought it now and the kids thought it was cool!!
Thanks for inputs.