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Offline (Male) DaSpirit
Posted on: August 22, 2013, 08:08:32 PM

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SMF is terrible looking and terrible acting. Sure, it does what it promises to do, but it is very difficult to get around. Take the Private Message system? What is that trash? You can't even look at your conversations, all conversations show up on the same screen. The user control panel for SMF is terrible looking too.

We should get MyBB instead. It gets many good reviews and is constantly maintained. Because it is popular, users would have a more consistent experience. Try out the demo.
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Offline (Male) Goombert
Reply #1 Posted on: August 22, 2013, 08:09:27 PM

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Im going to vote no just to spite josh.
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I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #2 Posted on: August 23, 2013, 07:57:25 AM

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This site is completely integrated into the Simple Machines forum software. The Wiki account system, the EDC, the issue tracker: all of these use the SMF developer API to work with accounts. I don't really feel like recoding them, and I haven't heard any volunteers.

Moreover, "It's ugly" is never reason not to use anything. Ugly can be fixed. We have complete control over the templates, including the private message box. Your problem with the private message system is an option which you are capable of enabling yourself—it just isn't the default. You can enable it by selecting the As a conversation view instead of All at once. As a special note, if you don't save a copy of your message in your outbox (also not the default), it won't display in the conversation. You can enable doing so by default from your PM settings, too.

I'm guessing MyBB doesn't support that, since you've never heard of it before. User preferences aren't really an uncommon feature of SMF, as opposed to in hacked-together, 20KB pieces of forum software I could write myself in a couple of hours.

That said, if you have any legitimate reasons not to use SMF, go ahead and post them.
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Offline (Male) DaSpirit
Reply #3 Posted on: August 23, 2013, 03:47:27 PM

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Fair enough. This new theme you gave me makes things a bit better. The message settings you described to me should be default. The initial ones are so... primitive.
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Offline (Unknown gender) TheExDeus
Reply #4 Posted on: August 23, 2013, 04:11:22 PM

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I still want to see that new ENIGMA site A2h built. Right now it would probably have to be remade somewhat, but it was sexy as balls and I really liked the design.
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