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3 years 2 months ago #109 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Thanks for the welcome here Hungry ghost !!:

hungryghost wrote: My pleasure! I'm not liking this forum software that much though. If people begin to use this forum though, I may eventually switch over to the Discourse platform. It took me awhile to get used to it, but I actually become quite the fan of Discourse. The only reason I didn't build that out here is because it requires quite a bit more server muscle than what I'm currently using. But it may be worth for all the cool features it brings.

Why not try phpBB ??
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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #124 by hungryghost

Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Why not try phpBB ??


I wasn't too impressed with the visual design of phpBB, the last I looked. I really do like Discourse's out-of-the-box styling though. For this forum (Kunena), I thought its default look was decent, but I've ended up having to do a lot of customizations and fighting with the default implementation to get it to integrate properly with my overall website. Anyway, I plan to keep the forum as-is for now. If more people really start using it though, then I'll look into "upgrading" to Discourse in the future, maybe as part of an overall site redesign.[/u]

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3 years 2 months ago #125 by JTSR71
Replied by JTSR71 on topic Refugees Are Welcome Here

hungryghost wrote:

Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Why not try phpBB ??


I wasn't too impressed with the visual design of phpBB, the last I looked. I really do like Discourse's out-of-the-box styling though. For this forum (Kunena), I thought its default look was decent, but I've ended up having to do a lot of customizations and fighting with the default implementation to get it to integrate properly with my overall website. Anyway, I plan to keep the forum as-is for now. If more people really start using it though, then I'll look into "upgrading" to Discourse in the future, maybe as part of an overall site redesign.[/u]


The speed here is better than Social.

I don't remember the speed of Discourse but if it's similar to Social, I'd say stick to Kunena.

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3 years 2 months ago #128 by hungryghost

JTSR71 wrote: The speed here is better than Social.

I don't remember the speed of Discourse but if it's similar to Social, I'd say stick to Kunena.


The speed here is good, but the volume/traffic here is also magnitudes smaller. Also, my tech stack is fairly well-optimized. I noticed a long time ago that the Social forum seemed to be pretty inefficient and was wasting a lot of cycles and bandwidth. I don't fault the RP techies though. They've always been short-handed and understaffed and never had enough resources to focus on optimizing their platform.

Discourse is fast, but also requires a beefier server and more RAM than what I'm currently using. If I tried deploying it using my current server, it would choke and be even slower than Social.

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3 years 2 months ago #130 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Got it.
I always liked phpBB for how easy it is to set up, customize & maintain for someone like myself who is a 100% non-coder - so I figure that for someone more skilled it may be even easier somehow ??

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3 years 2 months ago #139 by Isamorph
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I'm liking the website so far. Nice and fast. Thanks for your work.

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3 years 2 months ago #146 by sfatula
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Here's a recurring strange one. I see emails from this site that say someone responded, I click to the site, and, it's not there. I have to wait a while after I get the email to actually see the post.

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3 years 2 months ago #161 by Widsith
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Isamorph wrote: I'm liking the website so far. Nice and fast. Thanks for your work.

Same for me. I like the way this one works and I'd vote for staying here.

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3 years 2 months ago #166 by hungryghost

sfatula wrote: Here's a recurring strange one. I see emails from this site that say someone responded, I click to the site, and, it's not there. I have to wait a while after I get the email to actually see the post.


Sounds like a caching issue. My guess is that email notifications are getting to you faster than the server cache is refreshing (you're hitting stale forum content). I'll tinker around with my caching configuration and see if I can make it better.

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3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #186 by hungryghost
Hey sfatula, I updated the cache settings. Let me know if you still run into refresh issues. Thanks!

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