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Offlinewindex
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fourm software
    #616203 - 04/23/02 11:25 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Why not switch to a different fourm software on the new server? Id suggest the software that overgrow is using, vBulletin. It costs less then ubb, and seems to work better. It also uses mySQL and PHP so your server configuration wont be any diffferent really, other then a few MINOR changes, suess can verify that. So everyone will lose their posts.. not really, since you still own a lisence to ubb, you could keep the eintire ubb fourm and just make it an archive. The first few weeks might be hectic with everyone scrambling for their nicks back, but i dont think there should be that big of a problem.


Edited by windex (04/23/02 11:27 AM)


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Re: fourm software [Re: windex]
    #616278 - 04/23/02 01:00 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

We will be upgrading to version 6 of UBBThreads (a major upgrade). I'm pretty sure vBulletin costs more than UBBThreads because we were license holders before it was bought by Infopop, so we pay a reduced rate for license renewals.


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Re: fourm software [Re: windex]
    #616359 - 04/23/02 02:33 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

> suess can verify that.

If suess == seuss, I don't know why you think I can verify anything? :smile:


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Re: fourm software [Re: windex]
    #616392 - 04/23/02 03:06 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Since Infopop bought wwwthreads, there has been a great deal of changes made to this BB... I like the direction its heading in.

I think changing the BB again maybe too much right now, lets think about it again later down the road and see what the next few versions of this BB do...


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Re: fourm software [Re: Thor]
    #616405 - 04/23/02 03:18 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

While I'm sure better software can be found.... The software that runs The Shroomery is one of the major reasons that I come here. Sure it gets bogged down sometimes, but it runs the rags off of most other forum software that I have seen.


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Re: fourm software [Re: Jammer]
    #616428 - 04/23/02 03:41 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

> Sure it gets bogged down sometimes

The board was written to work with both MySQL and Postgres to avoid the MySQL commercial licencing. In doing so, the SQL in the code has not been optimized. There are a lot of places that the authors could have done a single select with several natural left joins, but instead had to do multiple selects to stay portable between databases. There are also a few places in the code that the authors choose to do a "filter" operation at display time rather than post time. This results in the most "up to date filters" being applied per view, but also results in a lot of extra processing (each display as opposed to once for the post).

> it runs the rags off of most other forum software that I have seen

I agree with you 100% there. I think it would be a very bad idea to change to any other board software that doesn't maintain the look and feel and posts of the current system.

Once the new server is in place a lot of the bogging down should go away, depending upon the current load during peak, memory usage, etc. There are also serveral options that 'root' can set to tune php, mysql and apache to work a bit more efficiently. There really isn't much in ubbthreads that can be changed to help speed things up without loosing the database portability stuff. If the system were written for MySQL only, it would probably be about a 25% speedup based on the quick look I took at the code (I could be off a bit here).

Depending upon the server location and availability, etc, you can run MySQL on one machine and the web server on another reducing the CPU load but increasing the IO load.


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Re: fourm software [Re: Seuss]
    #616774 - 04/23/02 10:28 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Version 6 of UBBThreads has been heavily optimized for MySQL. If you have access to the member area, a beta release of V6 is out.


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Re: fourm software [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #616790 - 04/23/02 10:44 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

My opinion is...
Don't change a thing, i love it.


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Re: fourm software [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #616956 - 04/24/02 02:32 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

UBB is the bomb. I like it the best. Ikonboards are cool too but UBB is heads and tails above it. I don't like the overgrow boards at all.

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Re: fourm software [Re: ]
    #617006 - 04/24/02 03:56 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I like it too, and the next release is really sweet.... I think that infothreads will be the best out there for many years to come..


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Re: fourm software [Re: Seuss]
    #617205 - 04/24/02 10:47 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

you had made a post just minutes before i came to post this, it was the post about making a few changes to the mySQL server connection limits, i figured you could verify what i said about only needing minor changes, and sorry for the spelling error :wink:


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Re: fourm software [Re: Thor]
    #617207 - 04/24/02 10:51 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

just thought id toss the idea out, since this would be the time to figure out any major changes


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Re: fourm software [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #617209 - 04/24/02 10:52 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

its cool they give ya a disscount, just for number, infopop wants 260 for ubbthreads, and 180 for vBulletin


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Re: fourm software [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #617273 - 04/24/02 12:40 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

don't change horses in midstream


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Re: fourm software [Re: Abudiwa]
    #617281 - 04/24/02 12:52 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I think we pay ~$30 per year for UBBThreads.


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Re: fourm software [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #617656 - 04/24/02 08:08 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

what a deal ...


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Re: fourm software [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #617674 - 04/24/02 08:33 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

shouldn't you have alot of money lying around then?


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Re: fourm software [Re: Abudiwa]
    #617763 - 04/24/02 10:58 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I wish.


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Re: fourm software [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #618129 - 04/25/02 08:42 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

i wish i was a little bit taller


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