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Unread 02-26-2022, 01:19 PM
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Exclamation Time to finally upgrade the forums?

Hey, guys, I have been battling issues with this forum for a few months now. Version 3.6.8 uses older versions of MySQL (max 5.1) and PHP (5.2.X) so I have to use a very old OS for our server.

I wanted to ask you guys for your opinions. Later version of VBulletin seem pretty buggy when upgrading, so it seems we would need to go to phpBB or Invision Community.

So it seems the options are to find a way to move our current board to a new server (I'm over our current hosting company), or look at migrating to phpBB or Invision Community.

If any of you guys have experience in this area or have ideas, please let me know. And thank you for all your guys' support and understanding!

Arlie
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Unread 02-26-2022, 01:26 PM
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I don't have much experience in other forum software but I do think it's come to a time where looking to migrate be the better option. VBulletin has ran fine for ages admittedly but it feels like it's a fair few steps behind where the forum side of GDS could be.
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Unread 02-26-2022, 01:33 PM
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Another forum I visit uses Invision and it seems like very stable and easy to use! It's also way better looking than other vBulletin and phpBB forums that I know of.
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Unread 02-26-2022, 01:36 PM
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Another forum I visit uses Invision and it seems like very stable and easy to use! It's also way better looking than other vBulletin and phpBB forums that I know of.
Agree on this about Invision. I was poking around a few other forums I poke my head into at times and they're both powered by Invision, the layout is super easy to navigate and very readable!
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Unread 02-26-2022, 08:34 PM
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Yeah, Invision seems to be the best option for sure and can be packed with cool WYSIWYG features
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Time to upgrade Bowl Bound CF, Arlie!!
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Unread 03-25-2022, 12:31 PM
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I have no clue how to link picture's to posts. So it would be nice if that somehow became more simple for idiots like myself.
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Unread 03-27-2022, 08:52 AM
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Glad to see we're looking into updating. Working in the web hosting industry, I can tell you the problems won't stop due to the outdated software and OS.

Regarding forum software, Invision and phpBB are the top names. Personally, I've always like Simple Machines Forum, though I haven't used it in some time.

I look forward to see where this goes and hope it increases the usability of the forums.

Oh, one more thing. For the love of Ric Flair, please put an SSL Certificate on the site. There are free options though Let's Encrypt that will work perfectly.
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Unread 03-28-2022, 03:40 PM
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I am also in favor of the move to Invision. It's a great hosting forum with a lot of accessible options and favorable attributes that I think would compliment what you're looking for.
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Hey, guys, I have been battling issues with this forum for a few months now.
What kind of issues? I'm a regular here and I haven't encountered any.
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Unread 04-18-2022, 09:21 PM
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What kind of issues? I'm a regular here and I haven't encountered any.
Im with him
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Unread 04-19-2022, 04:33 PM
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I don't mind change, but I also like how simple the forums are. But I do see the appeal for a new forum if it helps attract a larger community.
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Unread 04-19-2022, 06:45 PM
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What kind of issues? I'm a regular here and I haven't encountered any.
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Im with him
The biggest thing for me is that email notifications no longer work.
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Unread 04-20-2022, 02:05 PM
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I have the same issue Dalton. Any thread I want to keep track of, I never get any notifications on new updates on the threads.
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Unread 04-20-2022, 03:47 PM
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I have a good amount of experience with phpBB but I havenít personally used it on a back-end level in probably 4 years ó but Iím happy to help advise and also coordinate some people for you (I have a team of developers that I trust). Will DM.
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