<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The boards are running error free. No problems other than it's out-dated, but it's running just fine.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>No argument there. With little to no features (a bare minimum system), it's easy to maintain and keep running error-free - which I appreciate.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>he has to pay someone to install the software and test it out. This probably isn't cheap, but I really don't know the cost.<p><hr></blockquote><p>This is the part that's really off. It takes a few minutes to install the software - virtually any type of forum software, mind you. <br><br>wwwthreads (the software running these forums) is antiquated BBS software. There really are no upgrades available that add features. So switching software is virtually a must if you're looking for real features. PHPBB is probably the most common and offers a boat-load of customizable features
. I've set up this software myself and found it really couldn't be much simpler than they make it - and I truly am not that savvy when it comes to web server things (php, cgi, etc...)<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Then, after making sure that it's running smoothly, you have to transition everything over or lose all the threads here.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Threads/posts are housed in the MySQL database and is available to any software package that accesses it. The threads should carry over relatively seamlessly.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>He apparently started to go through with this until some members here kinda ruined it.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>I know what you're talking about, however I can assure you with 100% confidence that those forums were given up on long before anyone here found them. They were several months old when we found them - I checked the dates.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Would you invest any money into this forum if it's running just fine? Perhaps he doesn't have the discretionary funds to do this?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Because most forum software is free, and it only takes time, there really is no cost involved. However, there is money lost by keeping it because I know I'm not alone when I say I've long since stopped clicking ads here because I feel like there's no attention given to us in the forums - as well as the short-lived "article comments" feature he tried a while back. I used to make it a point (a long time ago) to click one to two ads a day here at MacMinute (on the front page).<br><br>But to be honest, I would really have just liked to see Stan address the request for upgrades here - no matter his decision to upgrade or not, thereby putting the issue to rest.<br><br>CreativeGuy
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