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Title: New Forum Software Installed - New/Changed Features
Post by: sysadmin on January 21, 2013, 02:16:02 AM
I've updated the forum code base to SMF 2.0.3.
I've restored most of the old functionality, so things should be the same as before.

New things:
Changed things:

If you feel there is a feature that you want to add, please visit http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/
If there is a mod that you like, and that will work on this codebase, let me know, and I'll see what happens.



Title: Re: New Forum Software Installed - New/Changed Features
Post by: sysadmin on January 21, 2013, 02:26:43 AM
There are some other things I am thinking about:

Title: Re: New Forum Software Installed - New/Changed Features
Post by: Barnes on January 21, 2013, 07:44:38 PM
Here's what I think:

Purging inactive accounts

Maybe you could send an email warning about that. If you get no reply by a deadline you specify, then go ahead and purge as needed.

Auto-locking all topics once they reach 400 days without a reply.

How about 365 days, just for the sake of having a solid year deadline.

Other than those, your ideas sound just fine to me  :)
Title: Re: New Forum Software Installed - New/Changed Features
Post by: lyricaldanichan on January 21, 2013, 08:11:28 PM
I like the new features and it would be cool if we can have a theme for this forum instead of the SMF default.

Would the creative department be able to do something like that ?

Title: Re: New Forum Software Installed - New/Changed Features
Post by: sysadmin on January 21, 2013, 09:47:10 PM
Purging inactive accounts
Maybe you could send an email warning about that. If you get no reply by a deadline you specify, then go ahead and purge as needed.
Maybe.  It depends on the age of the account.  If someone hasn't logged in for two years, I don't think it matters to delete.

Auto-locking all topics once they reach 400 days without a reply.
How about 365 days, just for the sake of having a solid year deadline.

The idea is to round off to 400, so that the cutoff is a little over 1 years.  Salient topics posted in May 2012 are often relevant in May 2013, but not necessarily June 2013.

I like the new features and it would be cool if we can have a theme for this forum instead of the SMF default.
Would the creative department be able to do something like that ?
This is planned as the eighth bullet point in the list.
Title: Re: New Forum Software Installed - New/Changed Features
Post by: ewu on January 22, 2013, 09:15:00 AM
re: deletion of 800+ day threads. There have been a few times that I have used the forum for reference. Not saying that everything would fall apart if I didn't have it, but its helpful occasionally. Just a factor in balancing the options. Maybe if the 800+ day deletion only applied to non-fanime/CA posts? Depends on how much of the threads you want to clear out.