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Old 16th August 2016, 07:44 PM   #341343  /  #26
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I ruminate about this on sleepless nights. It's a good topic to ruminate on when your brain isn't working.

I'm still leaning toward SMF if we want to transition in the near future because it has many features analogous to some of our nearest and dearest aspects of MR, but Elkarte will probably eventually also have them with the advantage of being more clean and elegant under the hood.

I realized that this isn't an either-or situation, though. It's a when situation, and converting later from SMF to Elkarte is something we could consider doing when the time is right.
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Old 16th August 2016, 10:05 PM   #341352  /  #27
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Old 16th August 2016, 10:34 PM   #341360  /  #28
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Whatever you think is best.
Yep, don't expect us to make decisions.
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Old 16th August 2016, 10:38 PM   #341361  /  #29
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Old 16th August 2016, 10:40 PM   #341362  /  #30
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Old 16th August 2016, 10:50 PM   #341364  /  #31
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Old 16th August 2016, 10:56 PM   #341366  /  #32
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Old 16th August 2016, 10:59 PM   #341369  /  #33
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I have to admit I will miss vbulletin. Elkarte is fine but the interface isn't as welcoming. When I have seen smf it seems similar
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Old 16th August 2016, 11:21 PM   #341375  /  #34
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I ruminate about this on sleepless nights. It's a good topic to ruminate on when your brain isn't working.

I'm still leaning toward SMF if we want to transition in the near future because it has many features analogous to some of our nearest and dearest aspects of MR, but Elkarte will probably eventually also have them with the advantage of being more clean and elegant under the hood.

I realized that this isn't an either-or situation, though. It's a when situation, and converting later from SMF to Elkarte is something we could consider doing when the time is right.
What features are you talking about?
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Old 16th August 2016, 11:34 PM   #341379  /  #35
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Old 16th August 2016, 11:34 PM   #341380  /  #36
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Old 16th August 2016, 11:34 PM   #341381  /  #37
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Old 17th August 2016, 12:19 AM   #341388  /  #38
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Old 17th August 2016, 12:46 AM   #341393  /  #39
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I ruminate about this on sleepless nights. It's a good topic to ruminate on when your brain isn't working.

I'm still leaning toward SMF if we want to transition in the near future because it has many features analogous to some of our nearest and dearest aspects of MR, but Elkarte will probably eventually also have them with the advantage of being more clean and elegant under the hood.

I realized that this isn't an either-or situation, though. It's a when situation, and converting later from SMF to Elkarte is something we could consider doing when the time is right.
What features are you talking about?
visitor messages and rep comments. smf has something that works sort of like both of these.

I'm also not sure if the news piece of the smf/elkarte suites that TR has co-opted for the memescape can be used to post images like our featured art. I *think* so, but I haven't tested it.
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Old 17th August 2016, 12:52 AM   #341396  /  #40
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I have to admit I will miss vbulletin. Elkarte is fine but the interface isn't as welcoming. When I have seen smf it seems similar
There are things I like more about vbulletin, but they are mostly things that were add-ons, not the basic functionality. And, I think with some effort on my part, I may be able to improve Elkarte or SMF to do similarly.

For instance, I just like the way new posts and today's posts behave in vbulletin. I can probably configure a menu button to emulate those searches, but I'm going to have to get more up to speed than I currently am to make custom buttons also work on mobile devices.

I HATED vbulletin 4.x, and after working with it as an admin for a bit, I've given forums I might otherwise join a pass because of the 4.x interface. And I haven't even LOOKED at 5.x forums and probably never will. 4.x left a horrible taste in my mouth. It's obscene that software that ugly to work with costs as much as it does.

Anyway, if you can give me specific examples of what you like better in vbulletin, I may be able to ~eventually~ improve Elkarte and/or SMF.
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Old 17th August 2016, 02:21 AM   #341404  /  #41
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I have to admit I will miss vbulletin. Elkarte is fine but the interface isn't as welcoming. When I have seen smf it seems similar
There are things I like more about vbulletin, but they are mostly things that were add-ons, not the basic functionality. And, I think with some effort on my part, I may be able to improve Elkarte or SMF to do similarly.

For instance, I just like the way new posts and today's posts behave in vbulletin. I can probably configure a menu button to emulate those searches, but I'm going to have to get more up to speed than I currently am to make custom buttons also work on mobile devices.

I HATED vbulletin 4.x, and after working with it as an admin for a bit, I've given forums I might otherwise join a pass because of the 4.x interface. And I haven't even LOOKED at 5.x forums and probably never will. 4.x left a horrible taste in my mouth. It's obscene that software that ugly to work with costs as much as it does.

Anyway, if you can give me specific examples of what you like better in vbulletin, I may be able to ~eventually~ improve Elkarte and/or SMF.
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Old 17th August 2016, 04:02 AM   #341416  /  #42
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Elkarte does that beautifully.


I'm not happy with the mobile version of TR, and I never caved in to Tapatalk previously.
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Old 17th August 2016, 04:07 AM   #341419  /  #43
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Can you give some specifics?

I'm happy with the mobile version, but I may have low standards. :

eta the only thing that really irks me is that the "new posts" search cutoff timeframe is shorter in the mobile version. And I may be able to fix that.

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Old 17th August 2016, 07:16 AM   #341422  /  #44
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the Elkarte on mobile is better (more functional) than the vBulletin lightweight skin but is slow to load and resize on my tiny antiquated smart phone

in full size the look and feel is a bit dark and the skins are limited

I don't like to make a fuss about look & feel because and I know by whom to come up with bright blue rat, tropical rat etc., but ...

also I do miss ispy. although the unread posts feature works better than vb
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Old 17th August 2016, 07:41 AM   #341428  /  #45
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There are a couple templates that are reputed to be lighter/faster on mobile than the ones I've installed so far, though the Be Social template is supposed to be quite good.

I guess my samsung s4 isn't antiquated enough for me to notice it's particularly slow. That or I'm more antiquated than my phone! I use the MR wild rumpus skin on mobile.

Anyway, I can install one of the lightest weight templates and see if it makes a difference. I'll ping you when I've done it.

There's a button in the stats area called "All recent posts" or something like that. That search result looks a lot like what ispy returns, but it isn't dynamic.

One of these days I'll ask the elkarte developers to look at ispy and see if they can replicate it, or come close.

Right now, though, they've just released a new version and they're up to their asses in bugfix requests, so I'm not going to bug them for a while.
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Old 17th August 2016, 07:53 AM   #341429  /  #46
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Elkarte on mobile- what is this? A setting?
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Old 17th August 2016, 08:07 AM   #341433  /  #47
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Choosing a new software platform for MR

As in is there something useable other than tapatalk, because I'm readying to pay big $$ to go permanently ad free and if I don't need to I could donate that $$ to a forum in need. I'm just saying.
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Old 17th August 2016, 08:14 AM   #341434  /  #48
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As in is there something useable other than tapatalk, because I'm readying to pay big $$ to go permanently ad free and if I don't need to I could donate that $$ to a forum in need. I'm just saying.
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Old 17th August 2016, 08:19 AM   #341437  /  #49
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Elkarte on mobile- what is this? A setting?
Elkarte is the new forum software that TR is now on.
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Old 17th August 2016, 09:07 AM   #341438  /  #50
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Yes, I mean is there some setting on the forum that I can use so that its viewable when on my phone ?
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