Forum Software Changeover Details

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by dgstorm, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Administrator Staff Member

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    For our members who have been using The Fantasy Forum for a while, you might have noticed it was using the software vBulletin for its structure. This software has been a very popular and often used forum software across the web for many years. It has been especially useful for sites dedicated to an online forum format.

    As frequently happens in the tech world, sometimes something comes along which is simply better, or more secure, or more versatile than what came before. There is a new forum software called Xenforo, and it is a perfect example of that. We have recently switched The Fantasy Forum over to this software.

    For any of you familiar with programming, Xenforo is written in the PHP programming language using the Zend Framework. The software is actually developed by former vBulletin lead developers Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan. In a short time, the staff here at TheFantasyForum.com have fallen in love with this software! For both the staff and forum members, this software is simply superior to anything else out there. Kier and Mike really left no stone unturned when developing this forum software.

    It is more powerful, more versatile, easier to use and more secure amongst other things. Read on to find out more:

    The major benefits of Xenforo over vBulletin
    Faster
    The very popular @ Mention feature is baked right in (not an add-on)
    Almost no learning curve
    Professional and Simple
    Connected to Social networks (FB, Twitter, Google+)
    Highly customizable and consistent skins
    Safer (more secure)
    Typing in a thread title queries database and shows similar threads (cuts down on duplicates)
    Uses less resources (less strain on servers)
    Beautiful Gallery
    Superior Inbox/Alert (mouseover to get info)
    Spy tab (see all the latest activity in real time)
    Excellent support
    Trophy reward system for members
    Easier uploading and embedding of pics

    We hope you all enjoy Xenforo as much as we do. Enjoy the forums and this excellent software!
     
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  2. Taliesyn

    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    Nope. Didn't understand any of that, therefore it's sorcery. But good sorcery.
     
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  3. dgstorm

    dgstorm Administrator Staff Member

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    ^^... lol!
     
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  4. wanderingmagus

    wanderingmagus Constantly Around :D

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    so, does anyone know where my art gallery went? I had one on the old forum, and now it's gone :(
     
  5. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    new server, new site. have to do them again
     
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    wanderingmagus Constantly Around :D

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    aww :( I failed to save those images...
     
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    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    that sucks, but i'm sure someone could make you a new set if you ask in the art house