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  • Question:- What is your preferred forum software
    bbpress 2.5 (wordpress plugin) : (0 votes)
    XenForo : (7 votes)
    54 %
    phpBB : (1 votes)
    8 %
    vBulletin : (1 votes)
    8 %
    bbpress 1.2 (stick to what we got) : (4 votes)
    31 %
    other (please post suggestion) : (0 votes)
    1. super-admin

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      Due to the recent issues with MyHumax.org Forums, we are thinking of updating our forum software. This is a brief poll asking for your input.

      What forums do you like using? Not the forum subjects but the software/application they use - what facilities do they have that you think might be useful here?

      Sun 4 Nov 2018 10:55:33 #1 |
    2. gomezz

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      I don't like software that tries to be too clever for its own good. Does the simple, things fast and well and doesn't bother with the bloat.

      Sun 4 Nov 2018 11:28:03 #2 |
    3. RogerB

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      I moderate on a forum with a phpBB platform. The old system was vBulletin but on a change of ownership it was found the data was not compatible and was lost. Once I got my head around how phpBB works I must say it does seem a bit more intuitive than the old system. As Gomezz says KISS.

      I've just had a look at Xenforo - but I cannot see any screen shots or find any comments about it's functionality.

      I also moderate on another forum but that is absolute rubbish - and I've no idea what it uses, it could do with updating.

      R-

      Sun 4 Nov 2018 12:45:28 #3 |
    4. grahamlthompson

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      RogerB - 6 minutes ago  » 
      I moderate on a forum with a phpBB platform. The old system was vBulletin but on a change of ownership it was found the data was not compatible and was lost. Once I got my head around how phpBB works I must say it does seem a bit more intuitive than the old system. As Gomezz says KISS.
      I've just had a look at Xenforo - but I cannot see any screen shots or find any comments about it's functionality.
      I also moderate on another forum but that is absolute rubbish - and I've no idea what it uses, it could do with updating.
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      Hummy.TV recently switched to XENFORO 2.0 there is some threads and comments by members

      Sun 4 Nov 2018 12:53:39 #4 |
    5. RogerB

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      Thanks Graham, that looks very neat. phpBB has several themes (user defined) none of which look as good as the one I just saw for Hummy.TV

      That would make it a good choice I reckon. However I've already voted.

      R-

      Sun 4 Nov 2018 13:10:47 #5 |
    6. gomezz

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      The two features that at top of my must have list are: New (Unread) button to display all topics with new posts; Button to jump to the first unread post in each topic.

      Sun 4 Nov 2018 19:36:40 #6 |
    7. Trev

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      Editing a quoted post using the current setup is a nightmare.

      Mon 5 Nov 2018 0:42:23 #7 |
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      It's high time we got a compatible 'mobile app' too. The present system on mobile is a right dogs breakfast.

      Tue 13 Nov 2018 12:18:40 #8 |
    9. super-admin

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      Thank you for your input everyone. As suggested with the KISS principle, we have - just improving what we got.

      Still todo items on the wishlist of improvements are:

      *Better quoting
      *List unread topics

      Done items are:

      *Support for mobile devices
      *Better layout/no bloat

      Both of these are still being tweaked...

      Thanks for your suggestions - keep them coming.

      Tue 23 Apr 2019 7:17:24 #9 |

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