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  • in reply to: Map of groups in the UK and Ireland #542
    robf
    Keymaster

    I’ve just updated this map to show only LETS groups with an on-line presence as there was a great deal of unverified data and broken links on it.

    All links should now be accurate and work – if not please advise of any additions or errors, here or via Contact Page.

    Contact LETSlink UK if you are in an area with no LETS group nearby, as they are looking to develop networks for areas with no LETS presence, have phone as well as on-line contacts for many groups, and can probably put you in touch with others in the area looking to form or revive a group.

    robf
    Keymaster

    Please let me know of any further updated info for above maps – particularly those at http://goo.gl/maps/cHTr3 which are embedded on this website (both maps recently updated by myself following changes by google to their maps service).

    in reply to: Welcome to LETS Forum BBS #4 #424
    robf
    Keymaster

    The old site at http://letsf.co.uk has now been completely removed and redirects to this one

    in reply to: About your group #224
    robf
    Keymaster

    Most information about Falmouth LETS and how it works is now on the group’s online trading site – http://falmouthlets.org.uk – but ongoing news will still be appearing here on LETS Forum.

    Cheers,

    Rob

    in reply to: anyone know of the Holiday Lets for providing accommodation? #233
    robf
    Keymaster

    You can find some accommodation on this french version of a LETS site http://www.survivefrance.com/

    Thanks, Mike. SEL (French equivalent of LETS) is also quite widespread in France – http://www.selidaire.org

    in reply to: Bath LETS #241
    robf
    Keymaster

    Hi Brendan,

    just a note from Bath LETS saying we are alive and well, transitioning onto the new software at http://www.bathlets.org.uk

    Good to hear that, we’re using the same software on http://www.falmouthlets.org.uk – much easier to trade online than using LETS cheques, and helps reduce “core group burnout”.
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    Rob Follett – (SysOp)
    The LETS Forum BBS, Falmouth, Cornwall

    in reply to: LETS Exchanges #222
    robf
    Keymaster

    Hi Louisa,

    Hi there, I´ve come here to your LETS website as it was highly recommended!

    I’m very pleased to hear that…

    I´m looking into LETS schemes generally.. and wondering if anything exists to enable people from different countries or IN different countries to exchange things like holidays or stuff like that.. anything really.. but in different countries. For example I could provide camping facilities or astrology lessons in Spain (you´d pay your own fare and transport over to Spain) in exchange for, say, some gardening or tiling work.. that kind of thing.. there are lots of options..

    James Taris’s site used to have a section for global “Offers & Wants” but I can’t find it on http://www.lets-linkup.com so I think he must have removed it. However, James stayed with us on his World LETS Tour, and is still worth contacting as he has extensive experience of this sort of thing, and might be able to point you in the right direction.

    Its also worth contacting Mary Fee of LETSlink UK: http://www.letslinkuk.net

    We on Falmouth LETS have also put up several LETS travellers from other countries.

    Maybe it´s too informal for a proper LETS scheme? What about other exchange and barter schemes worldwide, do you know of any? Louisa

    See the thread on “Holiday LETS” in the “LETS in the UK” Forum – Brenx’s site http://www.place2stay.net is worth looking at if you’re into free accommodation.

    Good luck finding exchanges.
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    Rob Follett – (SysOp)
    The LETS Forum BBS, Falmouth, Cornwall

    in reply to: Questions about the website #254
    robf
    Keymaster

    Yes the weblets is Open Source and you can download it at http://sourceforge.net/projects/weblets/

    Great. Have grabbed it and will investigate further.

    It is a very comprehensive system. I would love to use the code to establish a module for postnuke that provided all the same functions. It’s no doubt a big task but it sure would be amazing.

    Nukewrapper2 http://mods.postnuke.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2290&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0 might do the job without too much hassle – will be looking into this myself.

    So do the users here manually edit their own account balances after a trade?

    At the moment we’re not logging transactions at all, just displaying directory entries which are editable by verified users.
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    Rob Follett – (SysOp)
    The LETS Forum BBS, Falmouth, Cornwall

    in reply to: Questions about the website #252
    robf
    Keymaster

    Does the modified address book offer most of the functions a stand alone LETS (Like the Ottawa WebLETS)?

    The modified address book supports user modification of entries and freely definable custom fields.
    I just had a quick look at Ottawa WebLETS – it looks really comprehensive. Is the script Open Source and available for download? If so I wouldn’t mind having a play with it

    Thanks a lot for the suggestions and the quick reply!

    You’re very welcome – always happy to share ideas and knowledge with other LETS enthusiasts.
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    Rob Follett – (SysOp)
    The LETS Forum BBS, Falmouth, Cornwall

    in reply to: Questions about the website #249
    robf
    Keymaster

    Hi, I just have to saw wow – this website is very impressive

    Welcome to LETS Forum, and thank you!

    …I have been playing with a few ideas and for the last few days been considering the possibility of creating a LETS module for php-nuke. So I must admit I am quite surprised to see that it has already been done!

    Rather than reinvent the wheel, I looked around available Postnuke modules, and am using the address book module by Thomas Smiatek. I don’t think its available for PHP-nuke – might be worth your while taking a look at Postnuke (http://www.postnuke.com ) – its rather more flexible (and collaboratively developed) than PHP-nuke.

    I’m curious about how difficult it has been to setup. I’m not very advanced with php and MySQL but am willing to learn.

    PNaddressbook is well documented and fairly simple to setup with categories for Directory etc . My PHP/MySQLskills are fairly rudimentary too!

    I only came across php-nuke a few days ago but find it amazing to work with. Any advice on the LETS-php-nuke combination would be very appreciated.

    Hope the above is helpful – http://opensourcecms.com/ is a useful site if you want to test drive various free CMSs like Postnuke and PHP-nuke without having to install them.
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    Rob Follett – (SysOp)
    The LETS Forum BBS, Falmouth, Cornwall

    robf
    Keymaster

    well, as there’s no such thing anymore, then i’ll put myself on the Offer list and see what comes up.

    James Taris’s site http://www.lets-linkup.com is worth a look. He’s on his world tour (see news article on main page) and will be staying here in Falmouth next week

    Cheers,

    Rob
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    Rob Follett – (SysOp)
    The LETS Forum BBS, Falmouth, Cornwall

    robf
    Keymaster

    I also remember the Holiday LETS Directory from back in 1996 or thereabouts – a few of our members on Falmouth LETS were on it. I think it was run by William Croom-Johnson somewhere in the north.

    There were attempts to revive it in Devon, but I don’t think anything ever got off the ground.
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    Rob Follett – (SysOp)
    The LETS Forum BBS, Falmouth, Cornwall

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