I have a sneaking suspicion that this forum software is just goobered, and the only solution is switching over to Drupal's native forum software (or a more robust package other than ubbThreads). Problem is, it most likely requires us to forfeit the existing threads/posts and start over - which we already know that nobody wants to do for one reason or another.
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Works for me. I'm not really sentimental about losing all the old stuff. I've never understood why some peeps are. If we were shut down, never to post ever again, like it almost turned out a couple of years ago, yeah, I'd lock myself in the closet and cry. But, seriously, unless I want to jack with somebody and drag up an old post that would embarrass them stupid? (Not that I ever would. )
So, can we float all the old posts out to cyberspace on a burning ship? Now that would be really cool.
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The only caveat that I can think of is that when new people come it would look like a new forum with no posts. But on the other hand, as it is now, some new users may be put off by the speed and are just passing it by. To be honest there are times that if I'm in a hurry even I don't bother until I have the time to browse.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this forum software is just goobered
I don't know about that though. Click around here, same software. Could it be the ads here, the theme, or the size of the database that UBB can't handle or something? Except for the Lounge and the Soapbox the other forums here are comparable to the UBB forums post count.
Maybe archiving the Lounge and Soapbox only, to keep the other forums populated and have the data available for immediate searching?
Neil, can you do that, just pull out the Lounge and Soapbox posts and see if it improves things? Can they be put back if need be?
Or could it be because of the user data base size here? We have 240,000 registered users as compared to about 8,600 there. I don't see how that would matter but just a thought.
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