The Four Light Network

The Four Light Network is a series of web sites powered by the Four Light Engine, a powerful web site engine written in PHP. This engine is designed primarily to power social web sites, though it is not limited to that role. Whether you want a place to discuss current events, coordinate corporate projects, or just stay in touch with old friends, the Four Light Network is for you.

Though the sites on the network share a common engine, they are independent of one another. Logins are shared across the network, and site administrators have full control over which users have access and specific rights on their own site. Activating a Four Light site is fast and painless, as is managing one. Currently there are several network sites playing multiple roles in the network.

The Gamer Corner

The Gamer Corner

The Gamer Corner is a social site designed for fans of games of all kinds – video games, board games, and so on. A public chat room and a series of public forums form the basis of the site, which is supplemented by blogs, user reviews, and even a podcast. The cornerstone feature is a user-driven games list, which allows users to compare game collections, discuss and rate games, find other users to play with, and so on.

iLOLing

iLOLing

iLOLing, the ANTI-Social Networking site, is a place where politeness and manners take a back seat to saying what you really think. Fierce competition over site points, content ratings, and more consumes this site. No topic is taboo – iLOLing is not for the faint of heart, or the easily offended.

Manage Me Online

Manage Me Online

A prototype project management site, Manage Me Online is a bit of a Four Light Network experiment. Designed to coordinate projects and development via the web, Manage Me Online uses a number of the network's social tools to facilitate an online office atmosphere. Project management and tracking is the centerpiece, with a number employee management tools to supplement its main functions. You can manage as much or as little of your work as you want with the Four Light Network – in fact, Manage Me Online is where most of the network's development begins!

The Four Light Network

The Four Light Network Hub

The center of the Four Light Network, this page serves primarily to connect the various sites of the network. However, it is also home to the network's development blog, as well as the shared Suggestion Box forum where users can interact directly with the developers and request new features.

Network Features

The Four Light Engine powers a variety of site features, and any network site can implement as many features as desired. Here is a sampling of some network features.