New forum software?

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Jack5500
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New forum software?

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phpBB has come quite a long way, but it still feels stuck in the last century.
What do you think about a new software like Discourse for example?
There would even be a migration strategy
On a side note, how is in charge of the Löve web servers anyway? :huh:
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Jack5500 wrote:On a side note, who is in charge of the Löve web servers anyway? :huh:
thelinx is in charge of that, though others have some access to some parts as well; i'm not a dev though. :3
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I think phpBB is fine as it is, really. I got used to this layout so much so I can browse with my eyes closed!
But I'm accepting to change, so whatever the majority says - goes.
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Sure, it fine. But in my oppinion it lacks features as mentions and proper notifications. I find it really hard to track all the threads that I'm interested in without turning on email notifications for each one.
I honestly believe it fine right now, but it could be better ;)
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There's a notifications dropdown at the top of the forum, which includes mentions (well, quotes at least).
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Jack5500 wrote:phpBB has come quite a long way, but it still feels stuck in the last century.
+1

The last update broke personalized number of messages per page, and I hate having pages so short. Also I have the problem of having to relog when I load two tabs too quickly, despite having marked "Remember me". Sessions are very short, and the URLs with the session ID are annoying; they clobber my visited pages list and visited links are not distinguishable. There's so much I dislike from phpBB.
Jack5500 wrote:What do you think about a new software like Discourse for example?
My favourite is MyBB. It can also import from phpBB3 directly.

Edit: I can't even try the demo of Discourse without JavaScript.
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Well then.
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Okay, that doesn't seem to work.
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I vote against Discourse. It's nigh unusable. I cannot figure out what problem it exists to solve other than to make my phone into a hand warmer.
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