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A few beginner questions
Hi! I'm evaluating various different pieces of forum software for a community, and I'm checking out Vanilla. It looks pretty nice, but there are some customizations I'd like to make, and I'd like to know if any of these are already available as extensions or if I'm going to have to hack them in myself. I would like users to be able to filter the main discussion list by category. It would be great if there were a list of checkboxes in the sidebar, one per category, which were checked by default, but a user could uncheck the categories he wasn't interested in and those discussions would no longer show up in the discussions tab. Is there an extension which can do this, or something similar? Or where would I start if I wanted to add this functionality myself? Also, I would like to have one tab per category on the top, rather than a Categories tab. This would make it quicker to switch between categories. I've seen the extension that gives you a drop-down menu in the sidebar for categories, but I'd prefer separate tabs at the top. Does this exist as an extension, or should I write it myself? Finally, the community that I'm creating this forum for already has a MediaWiki set up. Is there any good way to keep account names and passwords in sync between the forum and the wiki, so people don't have to create two accounts?
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