Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

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How do you use the forum?

Poll ended at Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:41 pm

I mainly use thread view and would like to continue using it in the future, although it means it is not possible to update forum software.
22
24%
I mainly use thread view and would not mind if I don't use it in the future.
6
6%
I mainly use flat view.
65
70%
 
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Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by Kempelen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:41 pm

Hello,
We are surveying forum habits in order to analyze a possible software forum update. Please, tell us how do you use the forum.
Thanks
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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by mhull » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:49 pm

Kempelen wrote:Hello,
We are surveying forum habits in order to analyze a possible software forum update. Please, tell us how do you use the forum.
Thanks
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Good poll topic, but who is "we"?

(I voted flat view, btw)
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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by Kempelen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:58 pm

mhull wrote:
Kempelen wrote:Hello,
We are surveying forum habits in order to analyze a possible software forum update. Please, tell us how do you use the forum.
Thanks
Fermin
Good poll topic, but who is "we"?

(I voted flat view, btw)
Sorry, I asked in the "Forum Help and Suggestions" some time ago for a software update because the last version offers interesting features and mods, and were emailing with Sam Hull about the topic. I offered myself to create the poll because thread-view is supposed to be the main drawback for updating to last forum sw version.
Anyway this does not neccesary mean any update, is only a survey. the final decission should be by administrators
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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by JuLieN » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:01 pm

I always use the flat view and the thread view is so annoying (at least for me) that I still don't know why it's the default view.
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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by Kempelen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:37 pm

SzG wrote:I mainly use flat view, however, I would not like thread view to disappear because in many cases it helps in determining who is replying to what.

I wonder what features the upgrade offers to make the change worthwhile.
Installed version is from 2005 according to foot notes, so It has rain a lot from them. The main reason I was looking into an update was for porpouse the Tapatalk plugin install. Of course the update to phpbb 3.0 does not mean the plugin install would be approved, but for me it was the first step. Others porpuosed an update in the past, maybe with different goals in mind.

This is a complete list of features: http://www.phpbb.com/about/features/?from=submenu

Most of them already exists, but sure some are new. I suppose plugins (mods) and notifications are the main growed area.

Also is notable that most modifications requieres >= phpbb 3.0 : http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/modif ... om=submenu
( a few of them could be interesting )
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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by towforce » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:47 pm

Kempelen wrote:The main reason I was looking into an update was for porpouse the Tapatalk plugin install...
I would wish for a forum software update for the "ignore" feature (automatic blanking of posts from users one wishes to ignore) so I am ABSOLUTELY 100% in support of it.

Regarding Tapatalk, I've heard it said that using a web browser explicitly designed for mobile phones (e.g. Opera Mini) removes the need for it on most forums.
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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:00 pm

JuLieN wrote:I always use the flat view and the thread view is so annoying (at least for me) that I still don't know why it's the default view.
100% agreed....
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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by Kempelen » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:38 am

I write to push this thread to the top of the forum. There is a risk that the thread "dissapears" without some user notice it.

Please, could an admin put a sticky to this thread/poll, at least during the poll duration?

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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by pocopito » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:00 am

IMHO it's better to occasionally push the thread (if necesary). I guess the sticky entries usually are unintentionally filtered as "stuff I don't need to read because it's just about the rules of the forum" or something similar.
Besides, info usually calls more our attention if it "moves" than if it's static.

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Re: Poll about forum using habits and possible sw update

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:13 am

pocopito wrote:IMHO it's better to occasionally push the thread (if necesary). I guess the sticky entries usually are unintentionally filtered as "stuff I don't need to read because it's just about the rules of the forum" or something similar.
Besides, info usually calls more our attention if it "moves" than if it's static.
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