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New DansDeals Forums
« on: February 24, 2015, 06:22:03 AM »
The 1990s called and they want their forum platforms back. They will ruthlessly seize all discussion systems and remove them from the 2010s.

Clearly this will affect DDF.

With so many great new platforms out there, which should we choose?

Personally, I'm really impressed with Discourse, built by Jeff Atwood and team, and I would highly recommend it as the basis for a new DDF.
http://www.discourse.org/

What do others think?

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 07:11:37 AM »
What's so great about discourse?
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 07:20:17 AM »
booo... i hate change

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 08:17:13 AM »
If it ain't broke, don't fix it

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 08:19:30 AM »
The 1990s called and they want their forum platforms back. They will ruthlessly seize all discussion systems and remove them from the 2010s.

Clearly this will affect DDF.

With so many great new platforms out there, which should we choose?

Personally, I'm really impressed with Discourse, built by Jeff Atwood and team, and I would highly recommend it as the basis for a new DDF.
http://www.discourse.org/

What do others think?
Are you the owner of discourse or something?

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 03:38:02 PM »
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Ruby on Rails Our back end API is a Rails app. It responds to requests RESTfully in JSON.
Ember.js Our front end is an Ember.js app that communicates with the Rails API.
PostgreSQL Our main data store is in Postgres.
Redis We use Redis as a cache and for transient data.

not for me

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 03:46:52 PM »
Last trust canada
READ THE DARN WIKI!!!!

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 04:01:54 PM »
^^^

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 04:15:12 PM »
Yup.
fixing OK, & whats about updating? they are about to release 2.1 thats ten versions ahead

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 04:27:56 PM »
Just curious, what features are you looking for?
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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2015, 01:40:12 AM »
Just curious, what features are you looking for?
take a peek  into the latest version
especially if you're a mobile user
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A fresh, new, responsive design with Curve2:
SMF 2.0 introduced the Curve theme, which was an update that gave a more modern web look to SMF. 2.1 includes a revamp of our default theme called Curve2! Curve2 introduces responsive design concepts to most of the areas of your forum, making it much more easily accessible to modern smartphones and tablets. Additionally, we have a number of major and minor UI/UX improvements across the board.
Notification Alerts:
In prior versions of SMF, notifications were a distributed affair, with the two primary options being e-mails and PMs. 2.1 changes this with the introduction of Alerts, which can be enabled to display all your forum notifications, major or minor, in a single location without cluttering your e-mail or PM inbox. Alerts' preferences also acts as a central notification preference center where you can specify the format of notification you'd like to receive: e-mails, alerts or none, all in a single place, instead of having preferences scattered throughout the forum. In the new preference center you will now have the ability to set preferences for e-mail, alerts or both for individual topics and boards instead of forum-wide settings, which allows you to exercise a much finer control over notifications you want to receive
PM and Post drafts:
Ever closed a tab or window on a long post you've been writing for a long time? I know I did while writing this announcement. Or perhaps you simply couldn't finish a post in a single sitting and hoped you could continue from where you left off? Then Drafts is for you, it is fully integrated into 2.1, along with the ability to auto-save posts and PMs as you're writing them.
Likes and Mentions:
Likes has been added to SMF, replacing the existing Karma system with a more content oriented one. The system can also be extended internally by mod authors in order to allow likes for their own content.
Members can also flag a post to call the attention of other members by mentioning them, using the internet standard @displayname syntax. This will send an alert or e-mail (depending upon the receiver's preference) and notify them of the mention.
A bunch of other stuff!
Full SSL support throughout the forum. (NOTE: Requires appropriate certificate and configurations on the server.)
Password hashing has been improved from sha1 to bcrypt.
The Admin area has received a number of usability and organizational improvements. A few of the areas have been reorganized and relocated as well as some overall clean up
The Moderation Center also has several usability improvements, including enhanced reported topics, and moderator notes among other things.
Improvements to membergroup requests and approval.
Permissions have been expanded with new permissions for member profiles, accounts etc.
Built-in support for Gravatars.
Users can select their timezones instead of manually selecting the time offsets.
jQuery is now included by default with many functions now using it in core.
Support for SQLite has been dropped.
Internal improvements reducing memory consumption and improving overall speed.
Lots and lots of other internal and external improvements!

As we mentioned, this is just a brief summary. There are more changes that we have not mentioned here, so feel free to give it a test drive, yourself!

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2015, 01:43:17 AM »
take a peek  into the latest version
especially if you're a mobile user

true it looks better and includes more modern updated graphics, but that version is more spread out, more colors, takes longer for speed readers. this original format is super fast and easy to scan in under one second.
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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2015, 01:53:29 AM »
It's practically the SAME!

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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 01:56:33 AM »
Just leave everything as is. I hate changes. Once I am used to a site and I like it, I don't want any changes. I would gladly stay with the old UA site,  with the old Chase/UA app, I hate the new AmEx site, and so on.
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Re: New DansDeals Forums
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2015, 01:57:21 AM »
true it looks better and includes more modern updated graphics, but that version is more spread out, more colors, takes longer for speed readers. this original format is super fast and easy to scan in under one second.
Yup. FT takes ages to load....
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