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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:22 am

cdub wrote:Re spam - I haven't seen any - probably because I'm always looking at the active topics only.
If you log in early in the morning before the mods have signed on & deleted all the spam, you'll see a whole bunch of spam topics & posts.
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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:41 pm

coolfilmaker wrote:
Nubo wrote:I've seen spam here or there before it gets removed but can't say that it has impacted me.

If the forum is offline, that's usually a good sign I should go to bed. :lol:
It's just annoying when you've typed in a long post and can't submit it because the site is down.
Actually, yes I think I got bit by that a couple of times before I became familiar with the downtime. I forget, is it possible to page back and recover the text?
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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Nubo wrote:
coolfilmaker wrote:
Nubo wrote:I've seen spam here or there before it gets removed but can't say that it has impacted me.

If the forum is offline, that's usually a good sign I should go to bed. :lol:
It's just annoying when you've typed in a long post and can't submit it because the site is down.
Actually, yes I think I got bit by that a couple of times before I became familiar with the downtime. I forget, is it possible to page back and recover the text?
yes. it has happened to me, I simply go back, paste to text editor and post later.

but I have also submitted it a few times, got errors, and then later found out there was 3 copies of the same post.

not a perfect experience but I find it not worth whining about it. there are no perfect forums out there.
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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:01 pm

garsh wrote:
cdub wrote:Re spam - I haven't seen any - probably because I'm always looking at the active topics only.
If you log in early in the morning before the mods have signed on & deleted all the spam, you'll see a whole bunch of spam topics & posts.
Yep. Still shows up in active topics (before the spam is deleted by the mods).
cdub wrote:Re forum software - I'm a huge fan of XenForo which I use on one of my forums.
I'm not. Priuschat switched from vBulletin to XenForo. The latter has a few nice features but also has some annoying limitations and bugs. There were some side effects from the migration too.

Personally, I'd rather Priuschat be back to vBulletin as long as they could keep its performance up. Priuschat on vBulletin eventually had some serious perf probs but I'm not clear what the cause was. TiVocommunity is on vBulletin and I think has more active users yet has no perf problems. But Danny, the Priuschat admin and founder had a bunch of reasons to switch software and I don't think he plans to go back. Don't know all his reasons.

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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:44 pm

coolfilmaker wrote:
cdub wrote:Re spam - I haven't seen any - probably because I'm always looking at the active topics only.

Re forum software - I'm a huge fan of XenForo which I use on one of my forums.

And - original thread starter - you're kind of a ********
I'm a dick? I'm not the one charging people money to use a forum that seems to have been set up by a technologically illiterate person. There is no reason the site has to go down for hours just to back up.

These car forums would be much better if the people from myelectriccarforums didn't capture the market first whenever a new car is announced. I mean no offense to the posters here. If you look at the current version of vbulletin, which costs $209, it makes the one they have here look like a pile of shit.
If you feel that this forum is so bad, why don't you just "go away"? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:50 pm

coolfilmaker wrote:I run vbulletin forums. I frequent vbulletin forums. Never have I ever seen a site that #1 has a problem with spam and #2 goes offline for a few hours every night.
Can you edit the title, pls ?

We had considered some options to reduce spam (like making people wait to make their first post or thread) - but was rejected by the community / mods (I forget which).

We can definitely consider that option again.
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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:46 pm

coolfilmaker wrote:I'm not the one charging people money to use a forum that seems to have been set up by a technologically illiterate person. There is no reason the site has to go down for hours just to back up.
Your comments make no sense. You don't have to pay anything to use this forum. And it shuts down for about 10 minutes each night, not "hours".

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Re: Why is this such a shitty thread?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:00 pm

evnow wrote:Can you edit the title, pls ?

We had considered some options to reduce spam (like making people wait to make their first post or thread) - but was rejected by the community / mods (I forget which).

We can definitely consider that option again.
I wouldn't mind discussing this, but I refuse to do so with this title at the top. How about locking the thread and creating a new one for this.
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Re: Why is this such a shitty forum?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:18 pm

planet4ever wrote:Your comments make no sense. You don't have to pay anything to use this forum. And it shuts down for about 10 minutes each night, not "hours".
Some people pay money for extra features on this site. Quite a few people here would be willing to pay the few dollars a month it costs in web hosting to run this site themselves. But, myelectriccarforums got here first and they're not using the money they make from fees and advertising to make the forum any better.

I'm pretty sure it's more than 10 minutes.

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Re: Why is this forum run so poorly?

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:19 pm

^^^
The nightly downtime seems like 10 mins or less to me.

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