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Goodbye, vBulletin. Hello, Xenforo.

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Sauce Bauss

    Sauce Bauss Muggle ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I, for one, am beyond hyped. I'm extremely invested emotionally in the well-being of the forum, and few things bother me more than the thought of it going the way of TFF and similar sites. New features, new software, easier engagement. A sign of things to come.
     
  2. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin DLP Supporter

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    Beyond the Xenforo better default features, no new innovation from the get-go. We're aiming for a 0.95:1 replacement and over time make it more than it was before.

    The biggest thing is getting a solid new platform to build on that'll be supported for a long time to come. That will support a considerable amount of new development I'd like to do and have been putting off since I don't want to write plugins for vB.

    Oh yeah. The search engine is much much better. I paid for the plugin which makes search lean on ElasticSearch. ElasticSearch is what I used heavily at my previous job and what I use for Scryer. The search is 100x better in Xenforo -- no more site:forums.darklordpotter.net on Google. :p
     
  3. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Does that mean I should make a copy of the text in a social group if I don't want to lose it?
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Professor DLP Supporter

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    I usually get on on my phone which causes a few problems when I get an alert or some kind of message (none) so I'll say I'll try to withhold judgement...

    But damnit they're my problems that I'm use to! What will I do if I get some kind of alert and can access it instantly instead of trying for 5 minutes? Huh huh? Kill me now.


    And no. I'm not being all sarcastic. I liked my problems. They became routine.
     
  5. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Stasi Admin

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    We'll still have copies and I believe an accessible way to view the social groups, Raven can correct me if that's wrong. There's just not a good way to do Social Groups on Xenforo that we've found yet.
     
  6. Jester

    Jester Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    This is scary. I'm hopeful for the change.
     
  7. H_A_Greene

    H_A_Greene High Inquisitor –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Oh snap. Looks like I better get my ass back in gear and complete that backup I was doing on my 500 Club entries.
    EDIT: And done, oi.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
  8. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin DLP Supporter

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    vBulletin will be maintained read-only until the content is ported into Xenforo. Backups are not necessary.
     
  9. The.Snorting.Hat

    The.Snorting.Hat Second Year

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    I understand nothing of how software works but I have faith that it will all work out. I will pray to the god of webpages daily.
     
  10. Lungs

    Lungs KT Loser ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    this is a relief, i have a bunch of original fiction stuff that's saved in the social groups that literally isn't anywhere else
     
  11. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    Will I be able to continue to give access to new members, at least?

    We really do need some form of replacement for the groups that retains its core-functionality, i.e. a user being able to create a space where he can decide which other users have access or don't. The integration in the forums is less than stellar with vB, but the principle itself really is needed.
     
  12. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    Unless I am mistaken (can't check right now.)

    Members can make private threads and invite specific people to them with xenforo.

    nm was mistaken.
     
  13. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Ahh... maybe this is obvious, but I figured it's better to ask. What's the new DLP domain? If it stays the same, what'll be the link for the read-only archive? Will login credentials carry over, or should I be ready to change my password?
     
  14. TheWiseTomato

    TheWiseTomato Prestigious Tomato ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Back that shit up man.
     
  15. Sey

    Sey Not Worth the Notice DLP Supporter

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    20 minutes
     
  16. BTT

    BTT Viol̀e͜n̛t͝ D̶e͡li͡g҉h̛t҉s̀ ~ Prestige ~

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    Let this post be a memorial to everything this forum stood for: an attempt to get the last word in.
     
  17. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Stasi Admin

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    If you want something similar to the old theme, go to the bottom of the page, click Light Lord Potter, select Dark Lord Potter. We're working on it right now and when it's 100% we'll switch it to the Default.
     
  18. Jon

    Jon The Demon Mayor Admin DLP Supporter

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    Test
     
  19. ChaosGuy

    ChaosGuy Unspeakable

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    Testing.
     
  20. Xiph0

    Xiph0 Stasi Admin

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    Anakin is here.
     
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