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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Briansol, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    Soon (date TDB) we will be leaving the vbulletin platform.

    We've been limping along on vb 3.8.5 for the past 4 years almost while we watched vb4 turn into a bloated camry and vb5 is just an outright disaster. Its clear the product is done for.

    But, there was simply nothing better to move to, so we stuck it out.

    Finally, there is.

    I had brought it up with the mods previously that I was considering moving software and they all agree that this is a positive move for the community.

    It's called Xenforo. Today, their version I was waiting for, 1.2, has released.
    XenForo 1.2.0 Released | XenForo Community

    The software is light years ahead, including a bad-ass editor with drag/drop capabilities for attachments, and it's built on a responsive design to enable mobile device use without an app or constant zooming in/out.

    Of course, there are some draw backs. Our custom add ons that I either installed or coded myself simply don't exist in a lot of case on xenforo.

    Among them, the gallery is getting the axe. I plan to save all pictures loaded there to an archive, but it is in your best interest to save them to your local computer if you don't have a copy of them. I can't guarantee that we will ever have a gallery again.
    It is a rarely used feature of the site to be honest, and it's expensive in terms of the add on's cost (which one for xen doesn't even exist yet) plus the storage size.

    Attachments should port over correctly to threads.

    Usergroups are going to change.

    Lots of other things are going to change, especially the look/feel.

    If you use tapatalk or forumrunner, those apps will basically become obsolete. You can simply use your phone browser to get a proper display.

    Counters will all be reset--- ie, 10 posts, 2 deleted, = 8 real posts will show on your post bit, so expect to lose counts.

    So, in the meantime, save anything you might want. My goal is to move 100% of everything, but I can't guarantee that.

    Maybe the move will start this weekend behind the scenes... getting the style/template updated to our graphix, etc.
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    woohoo! tapatalk sucks anyways :)
     
  3. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Huh interesting. Looking forward to a change.
     
  4. cjvictoria

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    I remember a while back thinking, "man it would be cool to design a new logo for hondaswap"

    Maybe the time has come?

    I will beat any price, too. For hondaswap its on the house. Seriously though if you consider a new logo it could be a sort of contest...
     
  5. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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  6. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    I'm always open to new grafics.
     
  7. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    is there any way you can set something up so i can download ALL images ive uploaded into my galleries in one huge zip file or something. its going to suck to have to download each one individually.
     
  8. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    For a minute I thought this said "Lego Contest". I was like, I'M IN!
     
  9. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    maybe.... i'll look into it more in a few days. I won't delete anything before I know people had time to get their stuff.
     
  10. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I fear change.
     
  11. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Is this going to fix Es rep?
     
  12. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    rep will no longer exist
     
  13. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    i will miss the amount of neg rep dickskate has
     
  14. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Will we still have a like system? Or are we going to cull out all the self-gratifying nanny bullshit that has taken over people's lives.




    LIKE THIS POST GAWDDAMNIT.
     
  15. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    OHNOES.. how will we ever know who is a reputable member!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    xenforo has a built in likes system.

    old likes will not import, though.
     
  17. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    no rep?

    nevermind, i change my vote. lol
     
  18. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Ever since the likes came out. Reps have gone way down.
     
  19. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    seems like last update i lost around 800 post count and a ton of rep power still haven't got the star back lol, i like the like system but just wish there was a dislike button as well.
     
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  20. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    Yes... dislike is def needed
     
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