Yes Thanks EX, I looked at Stargate briefly. Was not enamored. Although I will never dive into code as you have I did like the kvtm portal currently in development but I worry about having to spend my life on the computer looking at code that I do not understand.
Simply put like many others I am a installer/gui kind of guy. I do not mind learning new things but at this level (web development) will gladly stay naive. At this level of time consumption you had better be getting paid! I can appreciate that and thank you for contributing to the phpbb community with your great mods and help for saps like me.
What I do online? Game and help others with PC hardware/Networking Issues
What do I do In life? Work in manufacturing. Part of the team that builds GM's huge non-selling gas guzzling Suv's like the Suburban, Tahoe and Denali.
What do I want to do online? Play video games competitively at Twl and Cal. Not be a web developer!
Basically I need a portal to link to our olympus carbon copy themed forum and for that portal to have a calender, embedded irc client would be great, news, recent posts and a shout box for impromptu scrimmages.
I am thinking for the time being Joomla? If Joomla is a bust Drupal? If they are both beyond my limited capabilities pm me a price quote on maintaining a website and portal on a yearly basis? Work is tough right now being laid off every other week but my wife just finished nursing school! WOOT!
I think I need to take my sorry butt back to school.