sweatshopking wrote:YEAH, FROM AN INSIDER POSITION THINGS ARE LOOKING BETTER EVERYDAY. HAHAHA I'M AN INSIDER GOD HOW DID THAT HAPPEN
@Drfish also need to make is so clicking on an image in an article opens the full size image. right now they don't open
drfish wrote:Just wanted to add that some good dialogue is happening in the TR Slack right now with John and Renee, who just joined us. I expect you'll have a proper introduction and explanation soon.
Redocbew wrote:drfish wrote:This one is actually addressed in Renee's post and on the header of the new site. The forums are here to stay. My understanding is that they are SEO gold. They may be migrated to a different platform, like the front pages comments were/are still in the process of, but I think they are safe.
In addition to phpBB, I've used Invision Power Board(pretty good), and Fusetalk(ugh, yuck, gak). Fusetalk was not my choice, and I wasn't working with it as a developer. It also came about during a migration which didn't go so well, and even after that was cleaned up everyone hated it. I haven't used IPB in many years so I don't know what it's like now, but if for some reason phpBB doesn't make the cut once the powers that be start shopping for forum software, then IPB is probably the first place I'd look.
meerkt wrote:How come there's no GDPR cookie nag yet? (Never got the point. Mandating by law that people would be required to dismiss, repeatedly, a meaningless popup that no one reads.)
Mr Bill wrote:Hey I just realized that the adds bar on the right runs to its top and you can click on the "Build your own PC with the Tech Report System Guide" and Boom you are at the top of the guide and have access to the TR navigation bar.Front page suggestion...
When you scroll down at Ars Technica, the top navigatnon bar disappears just like here at TR. But as soon as you scroll up even a bit; the navigation bar unhides floating at the top of the window and becomes avialable for navigation. TR should do that.
Mr Bill wrote:Ars Technica is using Server Central for their forum. Is that more or less SEO than TR's?
Redocbew wrote:I'm curious, what don't you like about it?
Captain Ned wrote:DancinJack wrote:Gyromancer (Damage Jr) does peripheral reviews form time to time. Mice, keyboards, etc. It's good stuff, go check them out.
He's also a "trained technician" (I hope that picture is somewhere in the bowels of the CMS).
meerkt wrote:Redocbew wrote:I'm curious, what don't you like about it?
Some of the convenience features in Discourse may be nice extras, but the base functionality is lacking. I also dislike the default skin. A non-exhaustive list...
* Infinite scroll
* No "thread starter" and "last post"
* Subforum/category repeated below each item
* No hash links for posts (can't save/mark position without page reload)
* Too much junk at page bottom (normally it's a useful anchor point)
* The reply editor uses JS-based "windowing" (I prefer local browser features; tabs in this case)
* Poor features when JS is disabled
* Non-absolute dates, and times only shown in tooltips
* White, sparse feel, not enough separation between elements
* Big static top nav bar
I wonder how much of that stuff could be avoided by not using the default theme?
meerkt wrote:PS: Edited my post above after you quoted it. (Why full-quote? Makes reading threads more difficult. )
I don't see why. phpBB works perfectly fine.
FireGryphon wrote:and it’s tough to edit text with an on-screen keyboard, such as whittling down quotes
Redocbew wrote:meerkt wrote:... o... k. Come to think of it, haven't we talked about this before?I don't see why. phpBB works perfectly fine.
Oh, and I full-quoted JUST TO PISS YOU OFF!
dynamically generated content was considered an SEO no-no, because search engines couldn't index
in an attempt to re-rail the de-rail
meerkt wrote:Yeah, best split off to a dedicated thread. Or if/when there are any forum software announcements.
JohnC wrote:I remember when Steve sold the Shack, even that was handled much better.
Captain Ned wrote:The Internet Hermit.