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i think WP Forum is a bit too weak:( (15 posts)

  1. skybig
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    why not switch to forum program such as phpbb and mybb?

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Because bbPress is a product which is part of the WordPress community!

    It's still an old version of bbPress (if I'm not mistaken). Also - it's heavily customized to suit the needs of the community.

    It has the features we need. Many of the features those other forums offer are not needed, or even desired here.

    And, it is simply a matter of resources. The powers that be spend a great deal of time working to improve WordPress. That is where the focus should really be. There are folks who do a wonderful job of tweaking and maintainnig these forums - but there are only so many people, and so much time - the bulk of which is better spent improving WordPress!

  3. You are not mistaken, sir :) bbPress 1.2 or something or another.

    What features of phpbb or mybb do you think we're missing?

  4. atyq
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I disagree with skybig: this forum is clean and simple, it has all features I need to use when I ask a question to the community.
    I think that it is perfect, don't change anything ;).

  5. Gaurav Raghav
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yaa there is no need to change

  6. skybig
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) wpbb don't support quote, sometimes the users even don't konw who others reply to

  7. @skybig: And that, my friend, is why we attempt to keep one topic per person ;)

    Also they can use the @username like I just did to make it obvious.

  8. username required
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    BBpress/WP Forum was always the poor cousin of the WordPress stable, left malnourished until it became pale skinned and suffering from rickets and almost died. Beautiful whilst young but neglected in youth as Matt was seduced by the temptations of Silicon Valley and IPOs.

    You are correct. WP Forum is weak and not up for the experience that users expect these days but all you will hear here are condemnations from the high priests of Mattodoxy, and lectures extolling the virtues of WP purity.

    There once was a very neat and useful bridge between WP and phpBB called WP-United buts creator went MIA having discovered girls in Tokyo sometime around 2010, the site become a bizarre spam magnet and has since choked to death and died. It should have been properly supported. It was great.

    Buddypress, on the other hand, is the autistic handicapped cousin of the WordPress stable that nobody quite knows quite what to do with, that consumes vast amounts of people's time and effort but will never it seem mature to experience a full and proper adult life. Euthanasia would be the kindest thing to do but the powers that be seem unable to do so as it was once someone's baby. May be they will have to wait until the father of it dies before they can do so.

    There is another way to achieve what you want and what make for the basis of a solid social networking/discussion website, that is to; a blog front end conceptually framing and introducing a discussion back end.

    And that is, just use phpBB but create a phpBB skin to look just like a blog. Then enable that skin *just* for one forum and use that forum as your frontispiece "blog".

    I've seen this done with a perfect Twentyten type clone and it works excellently. I wish the phpBB crowd would consider such a feature but they are stuck with the same 'head stuck up the ass' ... 'not invented here' ... mentality of the Mattodoxy.

    It's strange how these social media people cannot talk to each other and communicate ... but, you see, it is all about 'BROADCASTING' not listening and never, never, never, interoperability. God forbid we share the market place, we want to conquer with our products.

    So there you go ... a dry, ironic assessment of the situation and a proposed solution.

    You see ... most of the folk you will collide with here tend to the geekier end, have flirtations going on with Unix Shells and reminisce of the old days of close academic networks and text only IRCs when *real* communication took place between people who knew and followed netiquette rules.

    They don't like thick, ordinary common people with their infantile demands for quotes, options, embedding video and, god forbid, icons, smilies 'liking' each others and doing stuff like that. They can go and do Face-Mart and it falls over and crashes like Mysplurge.

    Think of WP kind of like the chilled Applestore of social media ... except an Applestore run by Big Bang fans who insist on inflicting the clowns' noses of default Gravatars upon you.

    And what they say if you question it all too much is, "if you want it, you go code it then" (equals ... It's our ball and we taking it away from you).

    It's a community for which you labor for free in, but their ain't no democracy about the direction it's going on.

    Try the solution I mentioned. It's on Google somewhere.

  9. likemindsdesigns
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think a helpful features would be to search within a particular topic. As far as I can tell, there is only the overall search. So if I want to search questions about a particular plugin, I manually scroll on that plugin's list of topics. This can be daunting. Many users will try to not repost existing questions if they can find the question more easily.

  10. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd like a small handful of changes, mostly I'd like a 'follow' feature so I can keep track of threads I don't post in and I'd like the "my profile" list sorted with responses from other people at the top, again, so I can keep track. After a day or two threads get lost.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @s_ha_dum: why not subscribe to the RSS feed for each of these topics in order to follow them?

    And the re-sorted profile list has been part of the (very long) ToDo list for a while now. :-)

  12. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @s_ha_dum: why not subscribe to the RSS feed for each of these topics in order to follow them?

    I guess I could. I'm not much of a feed reader person. It hadn't occurred to me. Thanks.

  13. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @s_ha_dum
    I made an app/hack for this: http://www.stoerke.be/recentforumactivity/

  14. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hah!!! thanks keesiemeijer !!!!

  15. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're welcome. I hope you like it.

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