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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:24 am 
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Just noticed osdev.org doesn't use HTTPS. These days it's possible to get SSL certificates for free, thanks to Let's Encrypt.

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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:31 am 
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There's no need to change the forum software. Just upgrade to the latest version of phpBB if you're concerned about security (if you're still running phpBB 2.x I'm not sure how easy it is to upgrade but I guess it's probably going to be a lot easier than migrating to different software entirely). Two great things about phpBB are:
  • It's lightweight (on both the server and the client - I hate forums that take forever to load because of heaps of javascript and other interactive elements that don't add anything useful to the site, and on the server side phpBB doesn't do much more than authenticate and validate the user's query, fetch the appropriate data from the database backend (or write to the database, if required), and wrap it in some HTML)
  • It's open-source (this is a big one for me; even if you don't care about open-source software as a principle it still means that you don't, and will never have to, pay anything for the software, and the development team usually listens to their users a lot more than commercial software developers)
If you think it looks outdated, then you just need a new theme - there are plenty of modern-looking themes for phpBB (some of them cost money) and you can always make your own.

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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:08 pm 
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What? Bigger resolutions than 1600x1200!? When that happened? They are going insane with those big resolutions... Myself I think that 1280x1024 is best resolution ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:13 am 
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Lukand wrote:
What? Bigger resolutions than 1600x1200!? When that happened? They are going insane with those big resolutions... Myself I think that 1280x1024 is best resolution ever.


1920x1080 is the best. I don't think we need bigger resolutions. 16:9 for the win :D

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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:53 am 
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onlyonemac wrote:
you just need a new theme - there are plenty of modern-looking themes for phpBB (some of them cost money) and you can always make your own.


I don't think this is true. The latest update that I'm aware of only had one theme available, the alternatives all needing upgrading to be still usuable. That was some time ago, so things may have changed. It's fairly straightforward to make some minor changes (eg the OS Dev logo in the banner) but wholesale look and feel changes are a lot of work.

Personally, I don't like modern ever-evolving themes. Just a distraction from using the software.


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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
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Personally I am a fan of the OMG_Ponies theme.

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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:00 am 
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Все, новости, книге, Гугл...
Anyways why do we still spam on this thread?

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 Post subject: Re: Update Forum Software?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:32 am 
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Hi,


Lukand wrote:
Все, новости, книге, Гугл...
Anyways why do we still spam on this thread?
Because you continue to do it. :wink:


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 Post subject: [Closed] Update Forum Software
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:31 am 
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glauxosdever wrote:
Hi,


Lukand wrote:
Все, новости, книге, Гугл...
Anyways why do we still spam on this thread?
Because you continue to do it. :wink:


Regards,
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Now, let's close this topic. Shall we?


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