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Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:28 am
by Qphoria
Well they certainly advertise their merge system well:
http://www.mybb.com/downloads/merge-system

I've downloaded it but haven't had time for a look yet.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:33 am
by i2Paq
OK, well maybe it is time to try it and have a shadow MyBB running so a few of us can testdrive it?

If it turns out Ok then try to convince Daniel to make the switch.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:18 am
by mystifier
Is there a migration route from phpbb to MyBB?

Current minor problems aside, the forum is a valuable knowledge base.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:00 am
by SapporoGuy
IF vanilla had a more "forum" like theme I'd suggest that especially since it is MVC.

I spent a bit googling forums and so far I like ... mybb, vanilla and smf
I've been a big vB fan but lots of comments are starting to show up about how it has jumped the shark with it's current management and coding team. Also, lots of hate for smf even though it seems to come with a pretty decent stack of mods and user support.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:11 am
by Qphoria
mystifier wrote:Is there a migration route from phpbb to MyBB?

Current minor problems aside, the forum is a valuable knowledge base.
dont make me yell at you.. look 3 posts up

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:05 pm
by i2Paq
Qphoria wrote:Well they certainly advertise their merge system well:
http://www.mybb.com/downloads/merge-system

I've downloaded it but haven't had time for a look yet.
Are you going to have a go at it?

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:41 pm
by mystifier
Sorry Q,

Although I started the thread because I was interested to know if anyone was experiencing the same problem, I switched it off when it evolved into discussing the various merits of forum packages.

I didn't want to read the whole thread but am happy to hear that your usual resolve has been applied without having to raise your voice. ;)

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:55 am
by Qphoria
i2Paq wrote:
Qphoria wrote:Well they certainly advertise their merge system well:
http://www.mybb.com/downloads/merge-system

I've downloaded it but haven't had time for a look yet.
Are you going to have a go at it?
Yea I'll take a stab

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:25 pm
by SapporoGuy
I haven't got bumped to login for a month or so but it happened again today.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:42 am
by ritey
Happens daily for me, so annoying. Well done Q for looking into a better forum :)

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:01 am
by mystifier
Just happened to me again after a long support response that I haven't got the heart to re-type.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:48 am
by opencartisalright
Same for me. I'm constantly getting bumped off. It's gotten to the point where anytime I post a reply or a new topic, I copy it before I hit submit just in case.

LOL, maybe that's how they want it here. They figure people will get annoyed if they have to write a long drawn out response all over again and say eff it and write a one or two sentence reply. Automatic editing! Cut back on all the blah blah blah. ;D

PLEASE switch to MyBB. It's so cool and easy. With all the time you would save on maintinance and troubleshooting, you could play HOURS more worth of XBox Q. ;D

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:13 am
by marc_cole
Qphoria wrote:Start voting for MyBB
If it allows us to view topics only in are own language, it's got my vote.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:13 pm
by mystifier
This really needs addressing. I get bumped when I click submit more often than when I don't now and I just can't fix it in my brain that I need to copy just in case.

I have lost at least five support responses and abandoned them unanswered because I couldn't summon the enthusiasm to type the whole thing again.

PS
I use a number of phpBB3 forums without any similar reported problems so I am not sure that is the entire issue.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:22 pm
by SapporoGuy
1.) still get getting from being logged in every so often ... I can live with ...

2.) the "lost" response ... I too have given up on re-writting a time spent reply ... sorry folks ... I can't be bothered anymore ... let someone else deal with this

3.) the timer for spammers has also killed any desire I have to help more than every so often ... screw it ... When I get that I now just close the tab and come back a few hours later and won't bother looking for that post again ...

I wonder who else similar opinions? :-\

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:14 am
by Moggin
Not had any of these problems to date: the worst is the forum not loading at all, and then rarely. I don't get timed out, kicked out, anything.

It's frustrating for others to lose their posts, and a great loss of valuable contributions. I hope it can be solved, though I guess it's a question of narrowing down the cause.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:16 pm
by SapporoGuy
hmmm, I've gotten the "no load" scenerio too but normally check the main site which is has always been fine so far. Then click on the header link to come back into phpBB.

I wonder if this is a cookie thing or something like that????

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:58 am
by mystifier
For the record:
After a couple of supports while I was here, I lost a longish one when I clicking 'submit' (and didn't copy it). Can't be bothered to repeat it again or pick up any more now so am signing off.

Re: Forum Problem

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:54 am
by butte
I don't know whether the posting problems noted above ever went away outright, but several of them are certainly operative now and have been for weeks. They arise inconsistently enough that many of us will be taken by surprise. They arise whether you post, edit, or delete, and then try to submit the box or checkbox. (The forum software itself remains essentially as it was 32 and more months ago, with copyright still no more recent than 2007 phpBB Group.)

Remembering to SelectAll or swipe and then copy your post before it miraculously or mysteriously goes poof is not always going to happen. Rewriting posts from scratch is certainly not always going to happen. Taking time and breaking rhythm just to confirm that posts took is not always going to happen. Seeing whether you can revive your lost post is not always going to happen, either, but there are a few simple ways to revive or secure your post.

(1) A workaround when your post returns a blank box is to back up two steps in one jump by right-clicking the Back button and electing the second position back, then to hit the SAME Post Reply or Quick Reply button that you originally used. (If you forgot and hit the wrong reply button, then you can usually back up one step and try the othe one.) The lost post usually autofills the box. Then SelectAll or swipe and copy your post to keep it handy, then hit the submit button, and for good measure then hit the View your submitted message link. Then when your post appears it stays put, and you can release your memory copy.

(2) A workaround when your post returns the same box filled in and with Preview and Submit buttons still present, or when your post instead returns a notice of invalid post or No post mode specified, is to SelectAll or swipe and copy your post to keep it handy, hit the Submit button one more time, and for good measure then hit the View your submitted message link. Then when your post appears it stays put, and you can release your memory copy.

(3) A workaround when your post submitted, and the View your submitted message link appears but unbeknownst to you your post is actually not going to be there, is to hit that View your submitted message link. Then your post will either appear and stay put or be missing. If it is missing, just do as in (1) but be prepared to back up an additional step or two, then step Forward to where you can hit the same Post Reply or Quick Reply button that you first used.

(4) A workaround to drafting posts that go poof by whichever means when you least expect it is to draft your post in a simple ascii text editor, even barebones Notepad, and leave the draft there while you copy and paste it into the entry box and Submit it. When the post visibly stays put, the draft is no longer needed in the ascii editor. If you happen to hit Submit at the quite rare moment when the system begins throwing 500 for several hours, then if you used an editor you still have your draft.

(5) A workaround when the pace or rhythm of drafting, submitting, reviewing your post is broken by the preset (and currently) 60 seconds of flood control is to move on in an adjoining tab so that after a suitable delay you can return to the prior tab and follow up on your post there in order to see whether it went poof or took. If you just continue in the original tab, then you might overwrite your own way back to the first incident or prevent solving a second incident in succession after fixing the first one.