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Should SUO move from SMF to Xenforo

Yes
2 (22.2%)
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6 (66.7%)
Better Options
0 (0%)
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Forum Updates
« on: December 10, 2019, 08:09:33 AM »
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So SUO has been with SMF Forum since the beginning of SUO.  Since there are other options out there I was just wondering what people's thoughts were on us moving Forum backend from SMF to Xenforo.
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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 10:34:08 AM »
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We didn't have an update few years ago, when we were able to add colour in out code.

I have no idea with one is the best, The easier for you will be the best for us.  we can adapt to the new face :)

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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 11:34:49 AM »
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From a users perspective, I was never a fan of Xenforo.  I can't speak toward admin in Xenforo.  But I can nearly always tell when I'm using a Xenforo site.  Such a basic user experience.

VBulletin is terrible - that I have more experience with and hated every moment of it.

I dunno, resurrecting all the functions and features we have now will take a huge amount of time.  I know I worked for nearly 2 weeks on and off to get the EasyUO code highlighting working correctly. (if you look at the code highlighting on EasyUO, they never got it right - phpBB)

There's something to be said about once you get something up and running that it doesn't give you any headaches for years.  Just say'in.
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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 02:29:26 PM »
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From a users perspective, I was never a fan of Xenforo.  I can't speak toward admin in Xenforo.  But I can nearly always tell when I'm using a Xenforo site.  Such a basic user experience.

VBulletin is terrible - that I have more experience with and hated every moment of it.

I dunno, resurrecting all the functions and features we have now will take a huge amount of time.  I know I worked for nearly 2 weeks on and off to get the EasyUO code highlighting working correctly. (if you look at the code highlighting on EasyUO, they never got it right - phpBB)

There's something to be said about once you get something up and running that it doesn't give you any headaches for years.  Just say'in.

That is why i put a poll out there :)
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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 06:28:23 PM »
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There are quite a few things I don't like about SMF but then I am use to it here so it would be kind of odd using something else. I like Xenforo but would hate to lose things like the rep and shout box. I would say leave it as is.

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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 12:51:22 PM »
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If it aint broke dont fix it....    I like the current platform,  no idea if i have used the other one.   Would changing platforms make it easier to manage add new features or have other benefits ??    If it doesn't come with some amazing newness I would reamin as we are.      For kicks and giggles you could always do a dummy install of the platform and just see now easy porting everything would be.
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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2019, 12:24:18 AM »
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VBulletin is terrible - that I have more experience with and hated every moment of it.


I really liked using vbulletin with the last site I ran (a decade now ago?) - lots of customization, but that was also in 2009 lol. I was able to add a lot of cool stuff, but I know the internet has changed a lot since then.  i don't think it's worth the money these days.

Personally, I think SUO is fine how it is - a redesign/change of platform isn't going to attract a ton of new users because nobody really cares about UO anymore. Why change things up when scriptuo works fine as it is?


   
   
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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2019, 04:30:52 PM »
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Thanks for the replies everyone!  One reason was because of the Discord Webhooks and other webhooks.  I was able to get something to work for SMF.  So now every new member and post gets put into a discord channel! 
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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2019, 05:09:20 AM »
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.....nobody really cares about UO anymore.....

This is a very sad but true statement.  For SUO, I look back at the site traffic in the hayday of SUO, and I can't believe how much traffic we got.  We get 1/10th of that now.  :(
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Re: Forum Updates
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2019, 01:10:21 PM »
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I appreciate every persons hard work and contributions to this forum.

I think whatever is easiest for you all to manage is just fine. I will figure it out one way or another in time :-) or ask a ton of questions like a noob after reading through it all. lol


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