|Lee Jones 6||10/11/2020 21:18:52|
|245 forum posts|
Has anyone spoken about replacing the forum software recently?
Honestly, without exaggeration, it's the worst platform I've worked with.
I assume there are historical/legacy reasons why it's still being used, but still - time for an upgrade?
|62 forum posts|
I think most niche interest, free to use forums are based on very similar platforms. They don't have the advertising revenue generated by having milions of users and in many cases rely on the generosity of one main sponser. Upgraded software and servers and bandwidth all cost. I wouldn't complain too much, rather, be gratefull someone else has seen fit to pay for and run the site for the benefit of the likes of me and you.
|Nigel Graham 2||10/11/2020 21:35:08|
|1052 forum posts|
Replacement or "up-grade"?
It might help the managers give you what you want, if you actually specify what you see as potential improvements or faults and suggest the appropriate amendments or corrections.
The only beef I have with it, is that sometimes the logging-on routine seems to stick to one thread. I've not worked out the pattern to this, and not seen it recently so I might have learnt the right logging-on order subconsciously.
As for "archaic", that adjective is meaningless because it is of age not efficacy. My oldest lathe is probably of 1950s vintage but excepting wear it does all it needs to do. My shaper may be over 100 - but it still works very well.
|1800 forum posts|
I visit other Forums from time to time - and I don't think they are that different or indeed any better.
In fact in many ways, I prefer this one.
I am of course "very, very old" (My Grandsons description of me), so obviously know nothing about these things
5781 forum posts
Works very well for me. Sensible sized text with good contrast out of the box, easy link to the new posts, hosts photos easily, don't have to wear out my scroll wheel getting to the text, not too much empty wasted space on my screen.
|488 forum posts|
What Bazyle said.
( And I'm gradually learning to ignore the constant flickering down the right hand side of the screen.)
|Stuart Smith 5||10/11/2020 22:24:50|
|173 forum posts|
I must admit I like the format of this forum.
Just because it is not as ‘modern’ as some others doesn’t mean that it needs to be changed.
Just my view.
|Robert Butler||10/11/2020 22:27:16|
|205 forum posts|
It is what it is and as far as I am aware there is no compulsion to use the Forum.
|David Colwill||10/11/2020 22:31:14|
|722 forum posts|
The owners of the site are very protective of it and don't take kindly to such suggestions. I believe that there are provisions in the terms and conditions to allow heretics that make said suggestions to be tarred and feathered. Expect judgement to be delivered by carrier pigeon.
|Andrew Tinsley||10/11/2020 22:32:29|
|1283 forum posts|
Nowt wrong with the forum format. I actually like it. If you want to upgrade it, then offer to pay for the upgrade. When you see the cost you might have second thoughts.
It is simple and straightforward to use, without any serious quirks, best of all, it is free to end users like us. Thank you MEW, ME and advertisers, your efforts are appreciated.
|Grindstone Cowboy||10/11/2020 22:42:39|
|488 forum posts|
As I said last time this subject was raised, I like it how it is.
|colin brannigan||10/11/2020 22:50:35|
|101 forum posts|
I am happy with it as is, but what do I know.
|1916 forum posts|
I feel the same as many, suits me and all is clear easy reading, many of the other forums I use are more modern platforms but you get about 2 messages per screen.
If it does what's expected why change ?
|17 forum posts|
Sorry Lee : but I am with the above majority, I too prefer the simplicity.
Edited By MK_Chris on 10/11/2020 23:20:48
4224 forum posts
It's perfect for my one hamsterpower computer and windows XP
The constant updating and messing about of the user interface by nothing-better-to-do people on ebay has massively reduced the amount of time I spend browsing on that site
Still don;t use a smartphone, but I phone people every day on my mobile dumbphone
Edited By Ady1 on 10/11/2020 23:31:39
|Nicholas Farr||10/11/2020 23:41:00|
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Hi, it works OK for me also.
1354 forum posts
Don't forget, it's not just changing the platform, in the way that updating to a newer version of vBulletin would work.
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Plus you've got a bunch of old duffers who have to relearn how to work the new system
Yahoo had a MASSIVE following
Then some self-appointed-genius-with-a-degree came along and messed it all up bigtime
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They've gone changed it again tonite! omg I hate ebay... inconvenience-bay
can't be bothered tonite, will go back tomorrow and figure it out
|Paul Lousick||11/11/2020 04:25:47|
|1690 forum posts|
It works for me and it's free to use. So I can't complain.
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