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Free Personal Status Boards (PSB™)

Free Standard PSB

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Free Business PSB

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The Personal Status Board (PSB™)
Pro Version

The Free Personal Status Board (PSB™) is our contribution to social connectedness, parenting, and ultimately social evolution.

See a demo of the PSB™ here on our PSB™ demo page.

The Personal Status Board (PSB™) is at the leading edge of holistic social connectedness and communication

The difference between the Standard PSB™ and PSB™ Pro is that the Standard PSB™ requires hand entry into your host's control panel's MySQL table for entry and editing, and it has no "front end" Web-based editing module for administrators, whereas the PSB™ Pro has a "front end" Web-based editing module for administrators.

You may receive the PSB™ Pro for FREE:

To show your appreciation for our free PSB™ Pro, copy the following HTML code and use it to link back to us from your site's home page. Get help if you're not sure how to do this.

<a HREF="http://www.css-resources.com/PSB-Pro-Version.html">The Personal Status Board (PSB™) Pro Version -- social network software for more efficient and effective social connections.</a>

TERMS OF AGREEMENT: If you put the above link on your site's home page and it's best if it's NOT a "nofollow" link, now or ever, and it's best if the link stays live and unbroken for as long as you use the PSB™ and it's best if you do not edit any part of the link. Your site must NOT, now or ever, be about violence or hate or crime or treason or porn or terrorism, and your PSB™ use must not involve violence or hate or crime or treason or porn or terrorism. Also, it's best if you do not alter the links on the PSB™ itself. If you cannot accept these terms, please do not get any PSB™. We reserve the right to deny PSB™s to anyone with an unacceptable website.

You may use the PSB™ Pro for as many PSB™ Pros as you like.




If you wish to get the PSB™ Pro*:


Pro Version

or

Standard Version

or

If you wish to get the Social PSB™:


Social Version

or

If you wish to get the Social PSB™ Plus (with Email):


Social Version with Email

or

If you wish to get the Business PSB™:


Business Version

or

If you wish to get the Business PSB™ Plus (with Email):


Business Version with Email


*NOTE: If you have the PSB™ Standard version and you decide you wish to host multiple PSB™s (or at least get administration programs for editing from the Web rather than from a host's control panel), and you need PSB, registration, and administration files, we can help. You will need to get our PSB™ Pro version which will have a file called convert-standard-psb-to-pro-psb.php that will help you update any MySQL tables from the PSB™ Standard version.


PSB™s help grease the relationship wheels!


Personal Status Boards (PSB™s)

There are actually three types of PSB™s: The first—the Standard PSB—we refer to as an MC PSB™, where there is implied trust in a close group so that everyone can share one password and username and anyone can change anyone's status or comment—a must for childcare situations where there are caregivers updating statuses of children too young to do it themselves. If an MC finds out that a few members find the temptation of shenanigans too great to resist, so they play pranks with each other's statuses and comments, the MC is free to upgrade to the Social PSB™. Even though few people would know passwords and user names except their own, parents would need the passwords and user names of their young children who are too young to update their codes. MC PSB™s empower holistic social networking that is more EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE than usual social networking methods, and they take many of the headaches out of the childcare area—with which so many Americans are now struggling.

There's a Standard and a Pro version. The Standard version is described on the Standard PSB™ page, and it requires more file edits as well as having to type the people data into a MySQL database (it's free) on your website's server via the control panel. This data entry is easy—but needed. Unlike the Pro version and all other PSB™s, it has no "front end"—so anything you want to edit (except for statuses and comments, which users will change by simply using the PSB™), you type into your MySQL database on your website's server via the control panel. The Pro version has a front end for administrator hosts to use for all editing of membership or user data. It's a complete application, as are the Social and Business PSB™s. Comparison Chart

ALL types of PSB™s require MySQL and a host to host the PSB™ files, as well as "creating" a database (simply name a MySQL database), and adding at least one user with one password, with permissions, that pertain to the database. It's easy and there are this site and/or this site to guide you—they have tutorials on doing this. Once the database is ready and you edit and upload the configure.php file we'll send you along with the application files, that's it. Register as a member and enter your PSB™'s user names. There will be a readme.txt to guide you. Your register.php file will have been uploaded to your site at http://yoursite.com/PSB/register.php so save it as a Favorites link.

Standard PSB™ users will not register—they will simply create a (free) MySQL database, enter a user and password and permissions (all), use phpMyAdmin on the server control panel to enter data, and upload the files we send them. To use the Standard PSB™, go to http://yoursite.com/PSB/test-db-WORKS-GOOD.php or http://yoursite.com/test-db-WORKS-GOOD.php depending on whether you put the 6 files we send you in a folder or not.



The second type is a Social PSB™, where there is a group of friends or acquaintances or even relatives where trust, although sometimes present, is not implied, so each member gets his or her own password and user name and no one can change anyone's status or comment except his or her own. It's probably obvious that if everyone could change anyone's statuses and comments, for most groups of people this would be an open invitation to chaos and pranks. It's believed that a loving, trusting MC group would not misuse their PSB™s. Of course, if an MC finds out that a few members find the temptation of shenanigans too great to resist, they are free to upgrade to the Social PSB™. Social PSB™s empower holistic social networking that is more EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE than usual social networking methods.



The third type is a Business PSB™, where there is a group of employees or managers or even projects whose status changes often, or where frequent communication is required and there is a need for a holistic overview of the person statuses or project statuses OF many persons or projects BY many persons or projects. As with general Social PSB™s, trust, although sometimes present, is not implied, so each member gets his or her own password and user name and no one can change anyone's status or comment except his or her own. Business PSB™s empower holistic intra-business or inter-business communication and networking that is more EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE than usual business networking methods. It may also be used to monitor telecommuting associates or remote contract workers or employees who work from home, temporarily or permanently.

The PSB™s are not for sale. (See a demo of the PSB™ here on our PSB™ demo page.) You may copy the files and use the PSB™ yourself for your family, group, MC, local group of families, babysitting co-op, or whatever—any legal, legitimate group that is not about violence or hate or crime or treason or porn may use our PSB™ software. This site and the files we let you copy are all copyrighted material and you may NEVER sell any of them in any way (except if you paid us for them by buying a PSB™, in which case you may sell them as long as you delete all these files from all computers, servers, or any other storage device that you put them on). You may not change or omit the words PSB™ or Personal Status Board anywhere on your site or in the code or metatags. The Personal Status Board (PSB™) is our name for this software, which was invented as a concept by M.C. Smith in 1988, and created as an electronic device in 1988 as well, although software on the Internet is a more viable form, now. There just wasn't much of an Internet in 1988! Anyway, MCs are our name for microcommunities, although you're free to use the term however you like (but we'd prefer people use it in the sense presented on this website). PSB™s, however, are intellectual property and software copyrighted and trademarked by no one except MCS Investments, Inc., and any use of these materials not complying with the Terms of Use found here will result in legal action. So please honor the above terms of use—it's really not too much to ask!


PSB™ Version Comparison
PSB™ VersionChange Status/CommentFront End100 Customizable Status CodesEmailPrice
Standard PSB™anyone can change anyone's statusNoYesNoFree
PSB™ Proanyone can change anyone's statusYesYesNoNow free!
Social PSB™you can only change
your own status
YesYesNoNow free!
Social PSB™ Plusyou can only change
your own status
YesYesYes**Now free!
Business PSB™you can only change
your own status
YesYesNoNow free!
Business PSB™ Plusyou can only change
your own status
YesYesYes**Now free!

** Click on the PSB™ members' Names in the PSB™ in order to open their email program and send them a message.