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Really confusing forum!

Post by dbb » 2004-08-23 15:39

This forum is really confusing, and a bit ugly too.

Why don't we use Invision Power Board (emule-project.net uses it too)????

Invision PB looks much better, and isn't that confusing... (plus many more features)

And im sure there is a white-gray skin, that can be used, so it looks like the site....

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Post by BSOD2600 » 2004-08-23 16:54

Specifically, what part of it is confusing ?

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Post by Todi » 2004-08-24 01:09

Invision Power Board costs money. PHPBB is free. If you pony up the cash for a lifetime license we might be motivated to look into migrating all posts to it and setting it up.. otherwise, probably not happening.

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2004-08-24 11:28

Confusing? Or are you just used to their interface?

The two forum softwares look the same to me.

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Post by dbb » 2004-08-25 12:25

NO! Invision Power Board DOES NOT COST MONEY!

You got it all wrong "TODI"!!!!!!!!!!

It costs money, if you want to able to receive support!!!!!!! Only the Invison Power Boards do not cost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please - reply only, when you are sure of what you are saying!

Thank you!

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Post by yakko » 2004-08-25 12:53

why should we move from a setup that has been working well for its purposes and is nicely integrated into the DC++ site? You never answered the question. What is confusing about the board to you?

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Post by Sedulus » 2004-08-25 13:00

as a user, I've never had a problem whatsoever with the phpBB forum. as moderator, it could be better.. but it works decently enough.
http://dc.selwerd.nl/hublist.xml.bz2
http://www.b.ali.btinternet.co.uk/DCPlusPlus/index.html (TheParanoidOne's DC++ Guide)
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/dc (BSOD2600's Direct Connect FAQ)

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Post by Todi » 2004-08-25 13:02

dbb wrote:NO! Invision Power Board DOES NOT COST MONEY!!


Soo... "dbb", where on this page does it say exactly "Download the full version completely free"? I can only find an option to download a Trial version with limited features without paying.. Perhaps you can help me out, in your infinite wisdom?

Thank you.

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Post by yakko » 2004-08-25 13:05

Invision is free: http://www.invisionboard.com/download.cgi?subc=trial and I run it on a site of my own. I prefer some things it does, and some things PHPbb does. This board is quite nice as PHPbb though.

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Post by dbb » 2004-08-25 15:23

Hello MR. "TODI"

You do not now how to browse a website do you???

Please, follow this link: http://www.invisionboard.com/download/index.php?s=39a75bdb4ab1e557015860481f9c3b23&act=dl&s=1&id=25 thank you.

Thank you for you patiance and understanding!

(I advice you to buy: "Help Manual: Internet Explorer 6")

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Post by Sedulus » 2004-08-25 15:52

cool it ddb

Todi said he could only find a trial version, which your download link is.

they state that the trial is crippled, it may very well be fully functional for most normal needs, but Trial usually implies that it is not.

if you had said that the Trial is functional enough in the first place, we wouldn't be having this discussion.
http://dc.selwerd.nl/hublist.xml.bz2
http://www.b.ali.btinternet.co.uk/DCPlusPlus/index.html (TheParanoidOne's DC++ Guide)
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/dc (BSOD2600's Direct Connect FAQ)

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Post by Todi » 2004-08-26 01:08

dbb wrote:(I advice you to buy: "Help Manual: Internet Explorer 6")

What would i waste money on that for? No person in his right mind would use Internet Explorer to view webpages, with all the bugs and exploits in it. However, if you're still using that piece of crapware, i can recommend Opera or Firefox to you. Perhaps that will help with your reading.

Here is a a quote for you, since you seem to have missed it completely:
Important Information, Please Read

You are about to download the free trial version of Invision Power Board. Although this version is fully functional you must understand the limits of the free trial offer:
Absolutely no technical support, including installation assistance, is provided for the free trial download. Technical support is provided for those purchasing the software by email, live chat, and telephone 365 days a year.

Your forum, although perfectly functional, will display a small notice at the bottom of the page that it is a free trial download.

Certain advanced features of the software (subscriptions manager, spell checker, chat service, etc.) may not be available in the free trial option as these require additional modules to operate that are only available to licence holders.

You can purchase a license to Invision Power Board at any time to download addons and request support and the upgrade from the free trial version is quick and easy.


No support. A notice that the version is a trial one. Crippled features. Perhaps not big issues for your personal forum, but for a big one like this, there is simply no reason to change from phpBB which is completely free, including support and add-ons.

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Re: Really confusing forum!

Post by Snooze » 2004-08-26 11:58

dbb wrote:This forum is really confusing, and a bit ugly too..


What an odd statement.. I don't see anything confusing about this forum ? It's basicly build like ANY forum out there ?

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