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lightwithin wrote: »
The forums were down today for a while and I couldn't help but think "I'll be damned! Lincoln is already making the switch!" haha.
Lincoln wrote: »
along with Icrontic.com.
Lincoln wrote: »
I'm helping to write the data migration tool. Timeline is undetermined at the moment; still several things to sort out and it depends on my available time.
Lincoln wrote: »
I'll give a couple weeks notice when I'm getting close to being ready.
@Floating_Abu It definitely takes a bit to get used to it. See how you feel in a couple weeks.@LesC "Mark All Viewed" currently forgets where you were. It's a plugin I wrote myself because Vanilla doesn't have a "Mark All Viewed" by default. It's a work in progress; I'm not satisfied with it either.
@Simonthepilgrim Interestingly enough, I've found more time for practice and meditation this week than I typically do. No, I don't plan to bring back signatures for now. That's not really about accommodating mobile as much as keeping discussions focused on what's being said.@fivebells @Floating_Abu There's a plugin for that I was looking at installing soon.
Oh pssh then who cares, it's essentially the same thing with the bonus of having the newest posts listed at the same time. That's an improvement. What're we complaining about exactly?
Yeah, I tried to get on Saturday night, and I kept getting "database error" messages. What happened, Linc? Were you doing maintenance on it?
I stopped by Icrontic.com and I have to say, I thought the site was very well put together and seems cool from what little I saw.
I feel more at ease now about the forum software being changed, as I see you know what you're doing! LoL.
Incidentally I am also running a VBulletin-based forum. I had used Invision Power Board before (also a commercial product) and phBB before that. I am quite happy with the VBulletin. It complex and huge, but it's also scalable, flexible, and very configurable. It was the last property that convinced me to switch to VBulletin. VBulletin offers you a million settings for fine adjustment of (almost) every imaginable feature. This reduces the necessity for hacks and mods. I don't know Vanilla 2, never worked with it, but I think that almost everything that was mentioned in this thread can be implemented with VBulletin.
I see. Good idea to contribute. I can appreciate the time and effort it all takes since I did similar projects in the past. Once again, thanks for creating this space.
I was working on the importer most of the day yesterday. I'll give a couple weeks notice when I'm getting close to being ready. Still need to make the theme, but otherwise we're pretty much ready.
I have a complete import of the site running with avatars and attachments correctly moved. All that's left is the theme.
@LesC "Mark All Viewed" currently forgets where you were. It's a plugin I wrote myself because Vanilla doesn't have a "Mark All Viewed" by default. It's a work in progress; I'm not satisfied with it either.
Looking at what you have done and having relaunched an Ezboard board myself, I am aware of how much work you must have put in - and I don't even write code!
I do have a rather personal question to ask and I hope you take it as seriously and kindly meant: with all this work, are you finding time for your practice, whatever it might be? Just because we pile up the requests and gripes (as well as compliments), it doesn't mean that we should eat into time which would be good for you. The result can only be good for us too.
We now have deep snow here. The Cotswolds look like a Victorian Christmas card or Narnia so may I send you all best wishes for this Season, with renewed thanks.
P.S. Are we getting sigs back or shall we stay with this 'stripped down' format? Is it easier for those with clever phones and iPads?
This is actually a good thing, for me. Less verbal samsara. But maybe an important factor to consider in tweaking the new design.
@fivebells @Floating_Abu There's a plugin for that I was looking at installing soon.
Is there a way to delete the "bookmarked discussions" that show up on the page I first open to? They are useless to me and create clutter.