Should MJEOL FORUMS switch to phpbb3?

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Should MJEOL FORUMS switch to phpbb3?

Post by whisper » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:02 pm

I wondering how you guys felt if MJEOL switched board software to phpbb3?

vbulletin initially costs $180, then $60 a year for upgrades etc. I'm finding myself short when it comes to paying monthly server fees then finding out my 1 year subscription ran out so i can't upgrade until I pay about $60 bucks.

I'm asking the community, you guys, what do you think if we switch to a total open-source forum like phpbb3?

If you guys have been here long enough you'll know that WAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY back in the day, this forum use to use phpbb.

Give me your comments please. :)

I'd also like to hear from the daily lookie-loos (those who visit quite often, but don't post regularly) :cryptic

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Post by Shannon » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:42 am

I am personally only familiar with vbulletin and I LOVE it. But I am open for changes and will understand if you decide to use a different one. :)
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Post by samba » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:31 pm

Do what is the best for you Whisper.

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Post by whisper » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:24 am

The biggest difference between the two is that one is $180 bucks and the other is free. :lol

They both have the ability to have subforums, you can search within a single thread of necessary, they both have usercp, etc.

There are quite a few major things in the Administration panel in VB in comparison to phpbb3. However, none of that would effect you guys.

My only problem would be the conversion. Even if we manage to get all the posts and all the users converted over, there is a risk that there may be a slight problem with you guys' passwords. *sigh*

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Post by Shannon » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:19 pm

[QUOTE=whisper;208827]The biggest difference between the two is that one is $180 bucks and the other is free. :lol

They both have the ability to have subforums, you can search within a single thread of necessary, they both have usercp, etc.

There are quite a few major things in the Administration panel in VB in comparison to phpbb3. However, none of that would effect you guys.

My only problem would be the conversion. Even if we manage to get all the posts and all the users converted over, there is a risk that there may be a slight problem with you guys' passwords. *sigh*[/QUOTE]

As long as all the threads will stay, I am okay. :lol No, but, hmm... the password issue... :cryptic I see the problem, whisper. However, I heard it wasn't necessary to buy VB on a frequent basis, you can only buy it once if you wanted? :unsure: Not sure though...
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Post by whisper » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:33 pm

Well you buy it once for $180. Sometimes you don't have to upgrade it for a while, either because there is no real need or because there's very little difference at the moment. But sometimes they released a new version with a security fix or with faster performance or better features. So by the time that happens, your subscription period has ran out. So in order to get the latest upgrade, you have to re-activate your subscription before you can download the newer version.

It's like that. You only get access to whatever is being done for a 1 year. Then you have to renew your subscription each proceeding year to continue to have access to whatever updates and fixes they come up with.

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Post by whisper » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:49 pm

I just set up a test site using another free forum software called SMF
http://site2.mjeol.com/smf117/index.php

Please, I need you guys to go over there and see if you can login using your current Vbulletin passwords

I wanted to go from vb -> SMF -> phpbb3

But first I need to make sure all users carried over from vb to SMF.

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Post by Shannon » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:09 pm

[QUOTE=whisper;208850]I just set up a test site using another free forum software called SMF
http://site2.mjeol.com/smf117/index.php

Please, I need you guys to go over there and see if you can login using your current Vbulletin passwords

I wanted to go from vb -> SMF -> phpbb3

But first I need to make sure all users carried over from vb to SMF.

:thumbsup[/QUOTE]

I successfully managed to log in. :D It looks nice too.
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Post by whisper » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:12 pm

EEE! Shannon got in. Yay! That must mean that the passwords were converted well.

Is anyone else having trouble? Preferrably I'd like to have someone who isn't in the MOD group test to see if they can login.

This is just the 2nd step in the conversion process. The real test will be when I test convert from smf -> phpBB3.

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Post by orangetammy » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:56 pm

yes i can log in

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Post by mjjeyes » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:33 pm

Everything works perfect for me, I can see siggys, avatars, have access to Fan Fics, etc. Just please change the font because the yellow one kills my eyes, :lol

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Post by R e a f u » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:42 pm

As posted on the other thread:

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Works for me :D!



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Post by MJchick19 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:46 pm

Yep, everything works for me as well. It's so clean!

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Post by SexyChica » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:11 pm

I was able to log in. No problems
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Post by wackyweird2002 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:28 pm

nope, no problems for me either
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