Forum downsize and software change

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Louise
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Forum downsize and software change

Postby Louise » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:16 am

Seeing as though the LARP Victoria forum isn't used much these days (though is still handy for some RP purposes), I'm thinking about removing all sections apart from the play-by-post role-playing. And seeing it as a good excuse change changing the software running it.

Nothing is wrong or broken with the current software, I'm just wanting to see if a better option is out there. From my point of view, I'm looking for something that is easier to maintain, and easier to configure private sub groups. I'm sure there is something out there that looks, and functions better on handhelds - as the percentage of users on handhelds has risen significantly over the past few years - and I expect it to continue this way.

Although I have good intuition into finding what works, or what doesn't, I would really like to hear some feedback from the community in terms of what things they like or don't like about the forum.

Though I think we all can agree on the following features:
- Private messaging.
- Email notification.
- Private groups.
- Mobile friendly.

My personal complaint is that themes for phpBB have an "oldschool web" feel to them and don't scale nicely on smart devices. It also takes a huge amount of work to develop and maintain them - where as these days there is better software out there that is self-updating.

If you can think of anything else, please let me know.

Also, if anyone is available to test drive alternative software with me, that would be great.
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Re: Forum downsize and software change

Postby Louise » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:09 am

It's not broken, so don't fix it...?

I may just stick with phpBB for now.

Though if anyone likes any of the following premium themes, I might purchase one:

Eles - http://themeforest.net/item/eles-respon ... w/13769708
Ravaio - http://themeforest.net/item/ravaio-mode ... w/13123186
Canvas - http://themeforest.net/item/canvas-mode ... w/12900904
Ariki - http://themeforest.net/item/ariki-phpbb ... ew/7773806
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