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This idea came to me after I was going to be doing some thing like it any way.
Basically my plan was to make skins for both IPB and OCP and for the IPB skins I would put them on invisionize which has a lot of members on a daily basis so when people view my skins and look at the demo which will be a link to my site they will see I am using ocPortal and hopefully see how good it is and use it as well.

How ever I have a better idea, If I was allowed to distribute ocportal on invisionize and have a link to the demo be back to here. How ever because it is not my script I would need permission to add it to thier download section so thats why I am posting this.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Feel free to do the first thing, but you'd have to ask Chris about the second. I think our license permits it anyway, but it would be best to ask Chris, just in case. :P

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Yes thats what I was thinking. Thats why I posted here as Then I can show invisionize I have permission that they can see.
As you do need permission to submit some thing that is not yours on their site.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Yes, I'll give you special permission in this case :). The licence does not permit redistribution of the main ocPortal, but this particular instance is okay.

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There was a problem with the submission but will keep trying.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Another promotion idea I had would be to do a promotion, e.g. a free full copy for the next x members to register, or a free trial etc.

Coming Soon: Syntyx Community (http://syntyx.net)

Syntyx Community will be a software community. Current projects include PCAno (Virtual Piano) and XCryptoTool (Extremely Secure File Encryption Software).

Website will be powered by ocPortal, of course ;)
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Free trial with out ads you mean.
I know people who say this thing has less ads then a lot of other free software with free hosting.
Take invisionfree for example, I know a lot of friends who use that and put up with the ads on it.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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 Another idea for promotion would be to see if you can get included in the Fantastico Auto-Installer Library that hosts use.  My host uses it and I always go there first to see if they have a good script for what I want to do. They have several others in there that do the same as you - basic free download with upsale options. There are several other open-source CMS type things in there, but nothing as full-featured as OcPortal, I don't think.  It wouldn't hurt to try and it would certainly get you LOT of exposure.

PS - here's the link to the Fantastico company - http://www.netenberg.com/fantastico.php
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My host has that as well.
Most hosts with cpanel have that as it comes with cpanel.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I believe we have tried to get ocPortal included with Fantastico but were refused. :( We may try again sometime in the future.

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If that fails again try rv skin add ones which is also for cpanel and comes with its own installers.,

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Well, one of the ways we can try to help get them in to Fantastico is for each us users to go to Fantastico and send emails:  "Do you have OcPortal?  Why not?"  "When are you going to add OcPortal?"  etc.  If they see people asking for it, they may decide to put it on there.  
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That does sound like a good idea and I will send one here shortly after posting this.
Also it might be a good idea to tell your web host to upgrade the cpanel after they add it as some hosts do not upgrade the cpanel so they will not get the newest fantastico.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Umm I can not find thier email addy.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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What new apps would you like to see in Fantastico?
Lets all post there.
When I get to work I will be posting there.
I would do it now but I just found that and have to leave for work.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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