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Darqcyde



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
1. phpBB needs to be taken out back and shot
2. the company in charge of phpBB needs to refund the hours of Tatsuya's life back that were wasted while Tat was doubtlessly trying to overcome the numerous faults of the system.


YaBB > phpbb

if you doubt, observe:

http://www.metrobbs.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi

pages load faster, can do all kinds of neat stuff, yada yada yada....

*edit

Also, this short ass 255 character sig limit ain't too cool. any way to possibly at least double it? It's not kewl when you can't put in tags in your sig (such as color, italics, etc,) because they take you over your limit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is good, though, because it prevents stuff like Sparkelz' signature, which was horrible.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay for YaBB.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Sam wrote:
1. phpBB needs to be taken out back and shot
2. the company in charge of phpBB needs to refund the hours of Tatsuya's life back that were wasted while Tat was doubtlessly trying to overcome the numerous faults of the system.


YaBB > phpbb

if you doubt, observe:

http://www.metrobbs.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi

pages load faster, can do all kinds of neat stuff, yada yada yada....


Pages don't load faster when you're not a registered member!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to ask what exactly is the difference between YaBB & phpbb? Since quite frankly it's all gibberish to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zenom wrote:
I have to ask what exactly is the difference between YaBB & phpbb? Since quite frankly it's all gibberish to me.


One's programmed in PHP/MySQL (phpBB), the other in cgi, if what people say is correct, YaBB is probably programmed a lot better, or parses a lot faster, maybe it's smaller, I don't know. Anyone with a cursary knowledge of programming and database design could probably kludge together a better forum than phpBB.

At this point I think people use phpBB for the same reason people drink coke, brand recognition, there's probably 5 or so forum solutions better than this dreck.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zenom wrote:
I have to ask what exactly is the difference between YaBB & phpbb? Since quite frankly it's all gibberish to me.


I can think of at least one: when searching for your own recent posts the links take to the page and scrolls so your post is at the top of your pc screen.

more info:

http://www.yabbforum.com/

http://www.phpbb.com/

Also the ability to veiw ALL posts in a thread is great in debates.


kame wrote:
Zenom wrote:
I have to ask what exactly is the difference between YaBB & phpbb? Since quite frankly it's all gibberish to me.


One's programmed in PHP/MySQL (phpBB), the other in cgi, if what people say is correct, YaBB is probably programmed a lot better, or parses a lot faster, maybe it's smaller, I don't know. Anyone with a cursary knowledge of programming and database design could probably kludge together a better forum than phpBB.

At this point I think people use phpBB for the same reason people drink coke, brand recognition, there's probably 5 or so forum solutions better than this dreck.


I can ask the forum op at the board I linked what here reasonings were. I think parse rate, admin interface, and customizability were among her main concerns but I forget exactly. Hell she might even swing on by here to pitch it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it just me - or does the new forum cycle you off more quickly than the old one? i just went for a 45-min walk, and a whole bunch of threads that were marked as "unread" when i left are now untagged.

if it keeps doing that to me, i'm _never_ going to get caught up....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had that happen at all. I leave my comp overnight and I never lose which posts have been read and which haven't.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
is it just me - or does the new forum cycle you off more quickly than the old one? i just went for a 45-min walk, and a whole bunch of threads that were marked as "unread" when i left are now untagged.

if it keeps doing that to me, i'm _never_ going to get caught up....


Happenes to me too. I leave my computer at work to do actual work and come back to being logged off.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has nothing to do with the forums. On the website, you cannot scroll through the archives using the "First" , "Previous" and "Next" buttons. From the front page, they work. But once you are in the archived comics, you can't move around. Crazy irritating.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jft1000 wrote:
This has nothing to do with the forums. On the website, you cannot scroll through the archives using the "First" , "Previous" and "Next" buttons. From the front page, they work. But once you are in the archived comics, you can't move around. Crazy irritating.


It's just you.

I went to the archives, picked a comic at random and hit next a couple times as well as previous and first and they all worked.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone notice that there is no time limit for posting? It doesn't take forever to edit something.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Mytton wrote:
It is good, though, because it prevents stuff like Sparkelz' signature, which was horrible.


You mean [ img ] big fuck off unnecessary sig from sparkelz [ /img ]. It doesn't prevent any such thing.

lala wrote:
Did anyone notice that there is no time limit for posting? It doesn't take forever to edit something.


Best thing EVER.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Taylorbell wrote:
John Mytton wrote:
It is good, though, because it prevents stuff like Sparkelz' signature, which was horrible.


You mean [ img ] big fuck off unnecessary sig from sparkelz [ /img ]. It doesn't prevent any such thing.

lala wrote:
Did anyone notice that there is no time limit for posting? It doesn't take forever to edit something.


Best thing EVER.


i noticed on the first day i think.
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