julianlam wrote: »
David_S85 -- Yes, we have a very complete VB importer that you can use, or we can run it for you for a small fee if doing that kind of technical work is not your cup of tea. User account, posts, topics, and categories are preserved. Each importer is different, but at minimum, those are the bases covered.
Baldy -- I recognize your avatar from our forums, I figured it was you . Image uploading is not optimized for large images, and we recognize this pain point. Here are some thoughts on it:
1. The process ought to be streamlined, and error messages should be more descriptive, I agree.
2. We should expose more options to allow administrators to post-process uploaded images. One of our clients regularly uploads 5M+ shots of birds, which is overkill for digital screens. Having the server automatically resize them down to 720p (or less) would be much more preferable.
It's something we recognize, although it is not at the top of our list of priorities at the moment.
Baldy wrote: »
So every night I read myself to sleep over forum features, other forum owner's experiences, and testing them for myself.
I've eliminated Discourse from the pool, so we're down to three:
1. NodeBB (pretty, cool, up-and-coming but young and I can't find any big, high-traffic boards on it yet, so being very cautious. Our team is worried the database they use won't scale and that the language keeps changing).
2. Burning Board. This one is surprisingly good considering that it's old school. Here's an example thread:http://www.woltlab.com/forum/index.php/Thread/228258-WBB4-1-%E2%80%94-User-Notification-Improvements/
The main downside is it's German and so there will be language difficulties for people who install and maintain to deal with.
3. Xenforo. This is where most of the vBulletin installations like ours are going. It scales, owners are happy with it, but the UI and finishing touches are not as good as Burning Board. This is the safe fallback, but I'm hoping for better.
With NodeBB, which I love, the concern is scaling and who they use for hosting, or if we host it we have to deal with technologies we're not familiar with.
I have trial accounts open at [Vanilla/Hoop.la]
If there's no hurry, would it be worth waiting to see if an abstraction layer comes for our current (or more desirable) database for [NodeBB]?
W.W. Webster wrote: »
Whatever happened to this initiative? Has it gone away?
julianlam wrote: »
... a PostgreSQL driver for NodeBB might not be far off... it does seem very enticing...