The forum is very broken

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February 5, 2013 at 9:56 am #19650

horus
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Nothing to do with PN2. This forum is currently very broken. Just to name a few:

* I had replied another post but my reply never appeared

* I had created a new post as a “reply” but that didn’t appear either

* The search function is not working

February 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm #19652

simon
Key Master

Yeah, sorry. I’m really annoyed but there’s no easy way to fix it.

The last bbPress update was a total disaster, and I haven’t worked out a good way to fix it. Moving forwards or backwards versions is just too much hassle.

At this point, I want to use something else but I need a solution that doesn’t take hours of my life up just to do administration (whether it’s handling upgrades, or managing spam).

February 7, 2013 at 10:52 am #19654

horus
Member

Since the forum is so broken, how about setting up a totally new forum using another software (eg BBS)? And leave the current one as “archive” (and tell people to search inside it for old messages…. if the search function works…..)

February 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm #19655

simon
Key Master

I’m looking at it, but haven’t found something that meets my “keep it simple” requirement yet.

I’m very interested in Discourse (http://www.discourse.org/) but it’s very new, and I couldn’t run it on the VM that hosts these forums – it’s too resource hungry. When they provide a hosted version that would be a good solution – I’m tempted to offload all the hosting for pnotepad to lower time-cost solutions.

February 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm #19656

simon
Key Master

Vanilla (http://vanillaforums.org/) is a possible solution, and looks to have an importer for bbPress so if I get some time I might look at that.

February 14, 2013 at 4:33 pm #19665

horus
Member

I think in users perspective, we don’t really care what is used as long as it is working :)

What VM technology are you using “behind the scene”? VMware’s technology? Or Microsoft? I’m using VMware software and might be able to do some simple tests if you need.

February 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm #19666

horus
Member

In another thread, after I’ve sent a reply again, I got this message:
ERROR: Duplicate reply detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

Well, it is true that I had sent the same reply. But the problem is the first reply was never shown!

February 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm #19669

horus
Member

I just want to say: I cannot reply!

The forum always says it found duplicate. Simon, please disable this stupid function temporarily. It’s causing more harm than good.

May 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm #20144

horus
Member

I know this is an old post, and the forum seems to work without much problem, at least today.
Just in case it’s broken again or you are still looking for a replacement so you don’t have to spend your time to manage it:
forum feature offered by SourceForge.

I mean, you could set up a project for PN2 inside SourceForge but you do not have to put the source code in it. You just use its forum feature.

Well, a downside of such solution is that the user-base of this forum will be lost and PN2 users will have to sign up to SourceForge in order to post to the forum.

But at least you don’t have to waste time to manage forum and can concentrate on coding :)

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