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Title: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: saltine on April 02, 2017, 03:34:05 PM
Adam created a new website for Filmspotting (https://filmspotting.org).  It doesn't have 100% of the content from the old site yet, but that will be a work in progress and the old site will remain live. He welcomes any feedback/suggestions 

Is anyone out there aware of a new message board system we should be considering. This one is not only pretty old but it's really not mobile friendly at all. Or if not aware, does somebody want to take the lead on researching a new one?

Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: pixote on April 02, 2017, 08:41:35 PM
We could upgrade/tweak SMF to be more mobile-friendly, I believe. That'd be my preference, probably.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: saltine on April 02, 2017, 09:45:18 PM
We could upgrade/tweak SMF to be more mobile-friendly, I believe. That'd be my preference, probably.

pixote

Is there nothing out there that would be mobile-ready from the start? 
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on April 02, 2017, 11:01:58 PM
I don't know much about what's under the hood as such.

Maybe here (http://www.forummatrix.org/index.php) can help a little?

For me the board works okay as it is on mobile units. If there is an upgrade in any form I would appreciate:

All this are minor, however. What's not, is the big "Thank's a lot!" that all of you moderators deserve! :)
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: DarkeningHumour on April 03, 2017, 05:19:44 AM
For me the board works okay as it is on mobile units. If there is an upgrade in any form I would appreciate:
  • the possibility to flag threads
  • the possibility to save drafts, or have som kind of note function

This. Also, as usual, if we're moving away from the current software, the possibility to tag people to a comment.

And maybe a better search system...
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on April 03, 2017, 03:10:49 PM
I'll concur that the boards work fine on mobile for me too. I hope if things do change that the new software is something that has a mobile style sheet as an option, not as the only way to browse or something that changes based on the size of the window, as I find most mobile design to be more cumbersome even on mobile.

All this are minor, however. What's not, is the big "Thank's a lot!" that all of you moderators deserve! :)
This too.
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: oldkid on April 03, 2017, 05:29:50 PM
The new website looks really flashy.  Got that new website smell.  Great job, Adam.
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: Teproc on April 04, 2017, 05:04:15 AM
New website looks cool. However, since yesterday I've been getting an error on the "unread topics" page for the forum, which I'm guessing has something to do with the new site ?
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: saltine on April 04, 2017, 06:06:33 AM
Nope.  Nothing to do with the new site.
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on April 04, 2017, 06:19:09 AM
Flash new site, and its powered by FourSquare (big surprise :D)
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on April 04, 2017, 07:54:13 AM
We could upgrade/tweak SMF to be more mobile-friendly, I believe. That'd be my preference, probably.

pixote

Is there nothing out there that would be mobile-ready from the start?

I have had a look around and SMF seems to be one of the most feature rich of the free forum software platforms. That said looking into the 'better for mobile' software I have found Discourse (www.discourse.org). This is an open source product (although the main site does appear to encourage you to take up there hosted option). It does have a feature to migrate from SMF. I had a look at the Altassian developer community forum, and the Mozilla forum, wikipedia says they are both discourse sites, but neither mentions that is the underlying software. They have very different layouts, suggesting there is a lot of flexibility in setup.

The other software I looked into that seemed good was MyBB, I have not looked at any of the sites based on this software on a mobile device.
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: pixote on April 09, 2017, 12:43:15 AM
However, since yesterday I've been getting an error on the "unread topics" page for the forum, which I'm guessing has something to do with the new site ?

I've been really frustrated by this error. It's only happening to me on my phone, not my computer, but it's still severely annoying. I wondering if it's contributing to how quiet it's been here the past week.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: Adam on April 14, 2017, 05:04:37 PM
However, since yesterday I've been getting an error on the "unread topics" page for the forum, which I'm guessing has something to do with the new site ?

I've been really frustrated by this error. It's only happening to me on my phone, not my computer, but it's still severely annoying. I wondering if it's contributing to how quiet it's been here the past week.

pixote
There's no actual connection right now between the forum and the new site.
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: pixote on April 14, 2017, 05:18:13 PM
I haven't experienced the error since shortly after that post. For whatever reason, updating the iOS on my phone allowed Dreamhost to get me to the right page.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspotting Has a New Home Website
Post by: Donald001 on July 22, 2017, 01:03:00 AM
 :)