To move the board or not to move...

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To move the board or not to move...

Postby Gameboy9 » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

That is the question posed to you. All in favor of moving to forums to seymour's <a href="http://forums.marpirc.net/">http://forums.marpirc.net</a> will signify by saying "aye", all opposed will say "no". This motion expires March 11, 2002 at 2359 GMT.
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Regardless of the result, this forum will stay intact for historical purposes.

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I give you this motion because seymour's forum is a hell of a lot better than this one. You can still do email alerts like greenspun, and you can still categorize the board like greenspun (something that I'm going to work to improve - the categories that is), and searching the forum is a heck of a lot easier. The forum looks nicer as well. I'm sure seymour can find several more reasons why his forum is better than this one.

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Therefore, I say "aye". GB9

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Postby J.D. Lowe » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

Aye. Plain and simple.

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Postby DRN » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

Yes definately. That forum is much better like you say and it seems a waste because no one really uses it. So thats an 'aye' from me too!

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Postby Guest » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

can we "transition" the old board entries into the new one, so when
we do searches we can find old stuff? seymore's looks good but it
took me 10 seconds to load the first page, i'd hate to think what
would happen when we put a bunch of messages onto it (note there
aren't many at all right now.) greenspun does suck but at least it's
relativly snappy.

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i'd vote aye if seymore's page can handle the load of 1000's of
messages and somehow we could import the old ones.

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Postby Chris Gushue » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

I vote yes. I never did like the greenspun forums much :)
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Chad: depending on greenspun's export abilities, it -might- be
possible. If it is, I can work on doing that. But the main page loads
pretty much instantly for me - I think you might have tried to view
the page while I was upgrading it to a newer version of phpBB, which
didn't take very long. To see an example of a heavily used phpBB -
look at http://phpbb.sourceforge.net/phpBB2 - which has close to 40000
articles.

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Another good reason to move would be that I'm usually around in some
form or another, so if something breaks (not likely, but it's
possible), it can get fixed pretty quickly :)

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Postby Barry Rodewald » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

I vote yes as well. Greenspun isn't always snappy, and right now, Im wondering where e-mail notices from this board are. Only knew about
this from #marp (EFNet). Not that it's a function I necessarily care
for.

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Postby Chris Gushue » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

After taking a look at the greenspun admin interface, it has the ability to export all of the content to a file, so I should be able to
script something to import to the forum software I'm using. Should
make searching old posts much easier :)

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Postby Chad » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

my vote is no longer conditional, it's all aye. importing of old greensperm articles is possible and loads fast with lots of articles.

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Postby Chris Gushue » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

One more thing - currently phpBB allows a user to get replies to a topic they post. There are some mods in progress that add an option to
get notified on any new post/reply, so I'll work on that this week.
Hopefully I'll have it done by the time this vote is over. I already
modded the forums to have <a
href="http://forums.marpirc.net/stastics.php">statisics</a> :)

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Postby Chris Gushue » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

Maybe I should learn how to spell:
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<a href="http://forums.marpirc.net/statistics.php">Forum Stastics</a>

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Postby Chris Gushue » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

That should be "Forum Statistics", of course. I don't know what's wrong with me today...

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Postby BBH » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

Aye, aye, oh god aye.<p>

Surely I can't be the only one tired of receiving mail notices from
idiots who found ancient threads here via Google, then proceed to make
a post asking for people to mail ROMZ to him. Thus spamming everyone
who has mail notices on.

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-BBH

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Postby Joe Ledesma » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

Aye. Actually, I find it quite amusing BBH.

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Postby Chris Gushue » Mon Mar 04, 2002 12:30 pm

Just an update - I finished the feature on the forums that can email you when there is a new post on the forums. If there are any problems
with it, please let me know so I can fix them.

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Postby Tim Morrow » Tue Mar 05, 2002 12:30 pm

After having to type the email addy and my name yet again because of the persistent cookie bullshit I say

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AYE! Yes! Affirmative!

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