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Changelogs

These are Change log "blogs" for my modules. The module entries (terms) themselves contain links to the appropriate project page, or page on my site, and Drupal.org "Contributed Modules" handbook pages.

Attendance Matrix
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This provides a table view of who attended which meetings.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

FAQ_Ask
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This module is an add-on to the FAQ module that allows users with the 'ask question' permission to create a question which will be queued for an 'expert' to answer.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

Get_Content_Type
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The get_content_type module fills an oversight by the D5 developers. When they moved the part of CCK (sometimes called CCK-Lite) into core for creating new content types, they forgot the analog to taxonomy/term/xxx, that is node/type/xxx. This simple module provides that function.
This module has not been contributed due to disparaging comments from more advanced Drupallers.
Project page & Documentation

Glossary
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The glossary module scans content for glossary terms (including synonyms). The glossary indicator is inserted after every found term, or the term itself is turned into an indicator, depending on the site settings. By hovering over the indicator, users will see the definition of that term displayed as a "tool tip." Clicking the indicator leads the user to that term presented within the whole glossary or directly to the detailed description of the term, if available.
Project page | Documentation | Change log

Gotcha
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Gotcha intercepts the Contact form submission and checks an inserted hidden field to catch spambots. If something is there, Gotcha simply returns to the front page and ignores the message. The attempt is logged and saved in the database. If the field is empty, then the message is scanned by the Spam module, which has very good filters for catching spam. If everything looks okay, the message is passed on through to the Contact module for normal processing.
Project page | Documentation | Change log

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Helpers is a collection of functions to help developers work smarter and faster.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

Longer Titles
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Drupal 6 changed the length of the title field for nodes to 255. This module brings that change to version 5.x.
Project page | Documentation | Change log

Node_Type_Filter
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This is a simple module that allows for various lists, such as "taxonomy/term," to be filtered by content type.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

Register_Country
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Are you creating a country portal or a site dedicated to a specific country?
The Register Country module is designed to intercept new registrations and check if the IP address being used is registered to a country that the site administrator has chosen. In this way, you may limit sign ups to your site to specific countries.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

Site Documentation
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To simplify it a bit, the Site Documentation module picks up information from various places within the Drupal environment. Some of the information comes from internal arrays, some is derived from system calls, and some comes directly from the database tables. This information is pulled into a report that can be used to document the site. In addition, it will detect some problems that may exist in your installation, and optionally correct them.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

Site Notes
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SiteNotes introduces a new content type, called, coincidentally, "sitenotes." It also creates a menu item in the Admin » Site building menu, where it's available only to privileged users; it's even protected by Access Control. So now all those little Post-Its™ and other scraps of paper can go right into your database where you can find them again. Create "How To" notes for your users, theme changes, CSS modifications, special code notes, and keep them safe AND available.
Project page | Documentation | Change log

Spam Tokens
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This add-on module adds another tab to the Spam administration page that allows Spam module administrators to examine and modify the tokens used by the Bayesian filters to determine the probability of content being spam.
Project page | Documentation | Change log

Spam_Tune
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The Spam_Tune module allows Spam module administrators to examine and modify system variables that are normally just defaulted in the Spam module. These variables are added to the 'Advanced' tab in the Spam settings. This module will probably never be contributed as it can be dangerous to alter the parameters exposed here.
Project page & Documentation

Taxonomy Browser
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Think of this as a 'build your own category view' page. A single page with each term organized nicely by vocabulary. The user selects the terms which she or he wants to see, and then this module constructs the right URL (e.g. taxonomy/view/and/3,4,5) and then displays matching nodes to the user.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

Taxonomy Delegate
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This module allows an administrator with "administer taxonomy" permission to delegate the administration of a vocabulary to a non-admin role.
This module has not yet been contributed. We are looking for beta-testers.
Project page & Documentation

(5)

Allow an administrator to associate image with taxonomy terms or vocabularies for display with the terms.
Project page | Documentation page | Change log

Glossary

Common terms that you may encounter on this site.

CCK
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Content Construction Kit - a Drupal module that allows you to create new content types

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Commercial Off The Shelf - a readily available, and usually costly, application system.

CSS
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Cascading Style Sheet - a hierarchical means of specifying how to format HTML elements on the page

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A collection of data related to an application.

Dreamweaver
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An application set that is designed to produce web sites and edit code. For some uses, it constitutes an IDE, in others it is inadequate for that.

Drupal
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Drupal

An open-source content management system that is used on this site and is taking over the world.

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An Open Source application that provides the framework for an IDE.

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Frequently Asked Question - most web sites get questions; the owner may collect the frequent ones to be easily asnwered.

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HyperText Markup Language - the coding standard for a web page.

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Interactive Deveopment Environment - a collection of tools or applications that allow a developer to produce, test, and document code.

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The technique which points to another page, anywhere on the Internet, from the current page.

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A Unix variant that has become very popular. It has itself spawned numerous variants, although not all of those enjoy open-source status.

Module
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An add-on, or extension, to Drupal to provide additional functionality; written in PHP.

MySQL
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An implementation of a relational database using the standardized SQL.

Nancy Wichmann
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The beautiful, intelligent woman who runs this site.

PHP
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Recursive acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor" - is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

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Project Management Professional is a certification issued by the Project Management Institute and is sort of like a CPA for project managers. The certification requires a certain amount of base and continuing education, experience, and passing a monstrous test. Some employers require it for project managers.

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A type of database that more closely resembles a flat file, yet is accessible by a full-featured query specification.

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A logically grouped set of content - also web site.

Site Documentation
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A Drupal contributed module by Nancy Wichmann for gathering information about the installation.

Site Notes
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A Drupal contributed module by Nancy Wichmann for hidden design or how-to notes.

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Unsolicited email or web site postings that are undesirable, usually containing links to other sites.

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Structured Query Language - a language for accessing a database.

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For web sites, this refers to the "look and feel" of the site. It is also used to describe the code to produce that look.

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An alternative computer operating system originally intended to be smaller than mainstream OS's. It is the basis for other OS's such as Linux and even provided some inspiration for Windows.