User administration should be what everything else Falls Around. Now there are multiple ways you can go about this and I am going to give you examples of each and then further go into the component Level.
The goal for this type of site is ease of use integration and cost effectiveness. We will start with the elements of a User. (All of these elements save a few will go for both types of sites) Some user elements I will deal with in the site design section.
2. Multi Site Guilds..
This is where the user wants Multiple different sites Not styles. (Figured since you said multiple styles would kill the idea we go with multi sites. ) Some people ARE willing to pay for multiple looks and to be honest I like it too although after reading my ideas it may be easier to do stylesa. Site Inter-Dependency… Each guild no matter what has to have a Primary or Parent page. Unlike the alliance system though to integrate users I believe the easiest way to do that would be to Register all of the other GP sites Owned by the guild with the Parent. Once this was done it would automatically integrate the User list from the parent with these sites. (Note: This may wreak havoc with your top sites lists). By doing this either you choose one of two paths. A all members of the parent list are sent down and registered with the children as well.. Or the easier way the Parent guild takes over as the User list for all sites registered with the Primary page.
b. User Interface. Again at registration the User would have to select the Primary guild. However in this model they are re-directed to there primary site page…(This should be able to be over-ridden in the control panel to force all start pages to be the Primary guild page.)
c. In this model each guild within the guild may want a separate rank from the parent guild. This is what the title field should be used for. Admins should be able to set up the user titles in a list and just have a dropdown to assign titles in user admin.
d. The ability for the Parent site to do a Forced 1 read message. To explain Joe user comes to the site and only likes to read the forums for the guilds SWG chapter. So he bookmarks the link there. This means Joe never ever reads the main page. The system should allow a SUPER ADMIN only to create a news article Or forum entry you decide which and mark it for One Read only. Once this flag is set the next time any user including Joe will be forced to the page with this message before doing anything else no matter what link on the site they follow. This is a big thing for some admins of Larger guilds whose members never read anything but the forums for there game.
I put most of the things in here I thought you did not have. If there are any gaps I still have my original layouts. As for other member stuff like roster and What not I am putting that under site Layout.
In the Roster I think you have to account for multiple views I will list what I Think is needed.
In General Roster views are very important. For people to see what’s up who is where in what game.
This would have to directly tie into the user flags that get set when the user registers and select the games they are playing. The user must also be allowed to specify new games as they come along.
Roster view by game could check against the rosters and you could do sort by fields so if you set the roster View to view by rank you could sort by game. This means that while the roster view is a set view you can still sort by different components such as rank, level, start date.
News. Events.Links, Categorized Links, Info Sections, etc.
INTEGRATION (Game info)