Maybe you should ask your users what "dashboards" is supposed to mean and if they can show you an example from another site. What they call dashboards and what someone else calls dashboards might be slightly different things.
This topic has already appeared in Game Development and JavaRanch. I closed one and move the other to the Swing forum, and will now close this one. I will also now search the system based on the user and close any other ones I find.
Please do not post the same question in multiple forums.
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