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Offlinevancip

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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2020, 12:08:21 pm »
SMF 2.1 after 6 development years got its RC3 but I've tried it yet
upgrade to latest 2.0 will bring some fixes but nothing new

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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2020, 12:20:51 pm »
Thanks Dutchessy!
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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2020, 01:15:49 pm »
SMF 2.1 after 6 development years got its RC3 but I've tried it yet
upgrade to latest 2.0 will bring some fixes but nothing new

We are currently on 2.015, is 2.1 different?
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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2020, 01:47:48 pm »
It's also not bugfree and not an official release.

We are stuck with slow development of Simple Machine forums i guess.
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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2020, 01:55:28 pm »
I'm ok with the forum as it is, is easy. There are things like the image size and the avatars size that could be improved but the rest works ok for me.
You might get lucky, now and then

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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2020, 02:24:57 pm »
We are currently on 2.015, is 2.1 different?

according to smf wiki:

Automated Installation of mods on non-default themes
"Smart emulation" to automatically detect a mod's version and to automatically emulate this mod when it is installed
Improved attachment security
Improved attachment error handling
SCEditor (New WYSIWYG editor)
Drafts
Enhanced admin panel
IPv6 Support
Built in support for jQuery
Full SSL Support
Verification questions support for multiple answers and multiple languages
Deny access to boards
Moved topics placeholders can be set to auto expire/delete
Topic preview when hovering over subject on message index
Likes System
Mentions System
Alerts systems for Notifications, Likes, and Mentions
Topic notifications can be set to Not Following, No Alerts or Email, Receive Alerts and Receive Emails and Alerts
Personal Messages automatically saved in sent box
Default theme is responsive
Ical calendar event export support
Gravatar support

just installed one istance of smf 2.1rc3 on a low budget vps with a spare domain.. I'll try it in the next weeks, I'm already looking for a replacement for another web-community

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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2020, 03:09:35 pm »
An available upgrade should be possible, but an complete new lay-out or something is really a lot of work. Last time we have done that was with the new banner and new colours. I worked quite a time on that with Nelly (Knopflerized).

There is always a risk of malfunction, we had it several times int he past, once all avatars dissappeared. I can look into an upgrade when i have some private time left.

But what's the main thing you are bugged with? The fonts?


Thanks for the effort, Dutchessy.


Overall, the forum works fine, and my "complaints" are rather trivial in the big scheme of things, but coming from for example The Gear Page, this forum feels quite antiquated in comparison. Like I mentioned, the fonts can be an issue when you copy and paste. Also I'd like it to be easier to post and resize photos. With some forum software you can copy and paste photos straight into the post and also resize them directly. Better implementation of multimedia from various platforms would be nice too, i.e. videos from FB, Instagram, vimeo, etc. YouTube links too should be possible copy and paste without editing the URLs.



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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2020, 03:26:36 pm »
Also I'd like it to be easier to post and resize photos. With some forum software you can copy and paste photos straight into the post and also resize them directly. Better implementation of multimedia from various platforms would be nice too, i.e. videos from FB, Instagram, vimeo, etc. YouTube links too should be possible copy and paste without editing the URLs.

just tried while waiting for a client picking up the phone

SMF2.1RC3 has Youtube button to embed video (just enter URL), for images button to enter URL and setting w/h

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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2020, 07:30:50 pm »
Videos are really easy to post already, just post the link...
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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2020, 07:32:09 pm »
Will look into the picture thing, maybe there are some plugins for
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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2020, 08:16:30 pm »
OK, so youtube works fine, but not from other sites.

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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2020, 08:24:51 pm »
« Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 08:27:20 pm by Dutchessy »
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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2020, 08:28:22 pm »
OK, so youtube works fine, but not from other sites.

Facebook is working if you post the video link. Will investigate Vimeo
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Re: Is it time to upgrade the forum software?
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2020, 08:30:11 pm »
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