Shall we update Talkchess' software?

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Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Poll ended at Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:36 pm

Yes
116
83%
No
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17%
 
Total votes: 139

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Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by JuLieN » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:36 pm

We are considering updating Talkchess' software, at last. The software is nearly twelve years old, with just a minor bugfixed revision that is about 8 years old. But in order to get ChessUSA do that for us, we need a vast support from all you Talkchess' citizens.

The benefits of the operation would be many:
- easy, automatized updating process
- finally up-to-date with modern versions of PHPBB
- ability to use many plugins (starting with the much needed pgn-replayer)
- immense list of bugs corrected
- improved security
- improved moderation tools
- and so on. Please take a look at the change log for complete details.

The only draw back, for a few users, is that the thread view would be unavailable. But this could be brought back in the future, and it's a minor draw-back considering all the improvements. Also, no users would be annoyed by long threads, like they are with thread view.

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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:43 pm

"Shall we update Talkchess' software?"

"Do we need to update Talkchess forum software ?" better expresses the necessity for an update.
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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by M ANSARI » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:21 pm

Wow !!! Why would anyone be against upgrading the software ???

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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:03 pm

M ANSARI wrote:Wow !!! Why would anyone be against upgrading the software ???
I guess the guys who voted no were just bored and wanted to cheer up by doing something eccentric :lol:
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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by Graham Banks » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:24 pm

M ANSARI wrote:Wow !!! Why would anyone be against upgrading the software ???
They probably use thread view.
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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by Don » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:41 pm

M ANSARI wrote:Wow !!! Why would anyone be against upgrading the software ???
It's a valid response, we have to respect everyone's point of view here. To me the answer seems obvious but there is the thread view issue.
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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by Milton » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:00 pm

>The only draw back, for a few users, is that the thread view would be unavailable. But this could be brought back in the future

I guess if posters make judicious use of quoting, a "flat" view is not a big deal. However, your statement does beg the question -- If thread view can be implemented in the future, why could it not be implemented from the start? Just wondering...

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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by JuLieN » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:03 pm

Milton wrote:>The only draw back, for a few users, is that the thread view would be unavailable. But this could be brought back in the future

I guess if posters make judicious use of quoting, a "flat" view is not a big deal. However, your statement does beg the question -- If thread view can be implemented in the future, why could it not be implemented from the start? Just wondering...

Milton
Maybe I'm wrong, but IIRC the thread view wasn't part of the original PHPBB either: it was a special plugin hand-made by some users. I think Chris Conkie was involved in this, so maybe he would tell us more. :)

What I meant is that what have been done once could certainly be done again. If there are enough people who are asking for it.
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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by Milton » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:31 pm

I see. Thanks!

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Re: Shall we update Talkchess' software?

Post by Harald » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:43 pm

JuLieN wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but IIRC the thread view wasn't part of the original PHPBB either: it was a special plugin hand-made by some users. I think Chris Conkie was involved in this, so maybe he would tell us more. :)

What I meant is that what have been done once could certainly be done again. If there are enough people who are asking for it.
I ask for thread view. I nearly never use flat view.

In flat view it is hard to see who answered to a post. Therefore people
quote far too much. And it still does not work.

In thread view this is easy to see and you can also see in what part of the
thread a post belongs. Typically a long thread has some active topics
and a lot of dead ends.
In thread view I can see from the color of the links which post I have
already seen and which are new.

I am not sure if the thread view issue is important enough to vote against
new software. Therefore I have not voted (yet).

Harald

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