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Title: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: pokepal148 on February 12, 2021, 03:16:48 PM
This forum software is literally 10 years old now. This is completely unacceptable!
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: lolmonade on February 12, 2021, 07:30:46 PM
This forum software is literally 10 years old now. This is completely unacceptable!

That's called vintage, it increases its value!
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 12, 2021, 08:35:30 PM
I keep bringing it up and keep getting noncommittal answers, so if you really want it updated immediately I suggest you find a major bug in the software that lets you ban literally everyone all at once, as that's worked in the past.
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: ThePerm on February 12, 2021, 08:41:32 PM
It still works. I was 18 when we started using this 18 years ago. Or something. We had ezboards for a while, and all that got moved to this pretty seamlessly.

im wondering...what type of features will we haver i nthis new forum. It seems to load a tad slower...but it seems to have a cleaner layout. Will we have avatars or is that dead again?
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: broodwars on February 13, 2021, 10:23:55 AM
I keep bringing it up and keep getting noncommittal answers, so if you really want it updated immediately I suggest you find a major bug in the software that lets you ban literally everyone all at once, as that's worked in the past.

Or get more than sub-3000 people to use the forums, I suspect.

Honestly, aside from Youtube embeds no longer working, the forum software itself seems perfectly fine. I suspect management isn't going to upgrade the software when the site itself only makes $346 a month in Patreon funding.
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: ThePerm on February 13, 2021, 03:06:58 PM
well definitely fix the youtube thing. The fact that this website has existed for such a long time is a great success. The people that run this site know what they are doing. They should use their knowledge to launch a general forum site and then expand. The same people who run this website are smart enough to make a reddit competitor.
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: Adrock on February 13, 2021, 09:23:49 PM
How much would it cost (in dollars and effort) to upgrade the forum software?
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: Mr. Bungle on February 13, 2021, 09:26:29 PM
If there were a crowdfunding campaign for the upgrade I would donate.
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 13, 2021, 09:30:25 PM
I don't think money's a factor, it's just a matter of our webmaster taking the time to do it, and I don't know exactly how much effort that requires.
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: Adrock on February 13, 2021, 09:37:41 PM
Ah, okay. Patreon was brought up above so I thought it was a money issue. I would have put some money in if it would help move things along. I spend enough time on the forums.

Who is the webmaster? Can we bully and/or shame them into upgrading the forum software? Desperate times call for something something.
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: pokepal148 on February 13, 2021, 10:53:47 PM
I don't think money's a factor, it's just a matter of our webmaster taking the time to do it, and I don't know exactly how much effort that requires.
Have you tried asking for his/her manager?
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 14, 2021, 02:43:15 AM
I don't think money's a factor, it's just a matter of our webmaster taking the time to do it, and I don't know exactly how much effort that requires.
Have you tried asking for his/her manager?

I suppose that's John and/or Neal, and I have mentioned it to them as well.
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: Mr. Bungle on February 14, 2021, 12:35:59 PM
Sounds like we need one of those online petitions then  :D
Title: Re: I wanna see the manager!
Post by: ThePerm on February 14, 2021, 12:39:32 PM
It says it runs on simple machines 2.0.8 The latest version on the website is 2.1 RCS. It's free software apparently.

if you upgrade...remember to make a backup. I don't know who runs the site compared to who used to run the site.