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Old 09-27-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
ilnli
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Update forum's vBulletin?


The version of vbulletin that is being used by this forum is very old why don't you guys upgrade to version 3.0.3 of vbulletin that one is really great?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 09:15 AM   #2
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The version we run has been *highly* modifed. We're looking into porting our changes and upgrading at some point, but it won't be for a while.

--jeremy
 
Old 09-27-2004, 11:29 AM   #3
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Just to chuck in my two penn'orth - the version being run is rock-solid and stable, why change if you don't feel the need?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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Version numbers mean squat when you patch and update it yourself..
 
Old 09-28-2004, 12:37 AM   #5
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Just to chuck in my two penn'orth - the version being run is rock-solid and stable, why change if you don't feel the need?
Most of the people make changes in there web site after some time, to attract the users. Look at hotmail they have changed there interface many times regardless of how much stable there system is and another example is of yahoo.

So I think that changes should be made cause many users are tired of seeing same thing again and again from many years.

But if you don't want to update than its up to you I can only suggest you and that's all.

Last edited by ilnli; 09-28-2004 at 12:39 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 07:25 AM   #6
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I do believe Jeremy has some design and changes in planning but if you've been a member over the past few years here, you should realize this site has gone thru many changes and looks.

Cheers.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 07:36 AM   #7
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Originally posted by ilnli
Most of the people make changes in there web site after some time, to attract the users. Look at hotmail they have changed there interface many times regardless of how much stable there system is and another example is of yahoo.

So I think that changes should be made cause many users are tired of seeing same thing again and again from many years.

But if you don't want to update than its up to you I can only suggest you and that's all.
If someone were to decide to use this site based on the fact that every so often it looks a bit different, that's quite probably the worst reason i can imagine to come here. Other than the fact that "Linuxquestions" is an anagram of "Equinox insults".
 
Old 09-28-2004, 07:45 AM   #8
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
If someone were to decide to use this site based on the fact that every so often it looks a bit different, that's quite probably the worst reason i can imagine to come here. Other than the fact that "Linuxquestions" is an anagram of "Equinox insults".
I'd have to agree on that. I don't go by looks but content when it comes to most sites. This is an informational type site, not a "this is the prettiest most changing of looks" type site. Members and people come to this site for info, help and answers, not for looks.

Cheers
 
Old 09-28-2004, 11:26 AM   #9
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i go by the looks, if this site looked like most other forums i know id go look for a better one, unlike a lot of other forums the colors arnt at all confusing (confusing being the same color making very low contrast, which makes it hard to find out what is posted where), and no distracting personal pictures which just confuse me more, and don't forget those flashy shockwave adds that popup that annoying (do you want to install flash/shockwave?) or those annoying blinking adds that are just prove to confuse me more on what i was confused about to begin with, which distracts from the content as it becomes confusing to find in a non confusing manner without getting more confused about what confused means ........

tho granted i do get confused rather easily

mhm, sometimes the plainer looks are better
 
Old 09-28-2004, 12:04 PM   #10
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Yeah, I hate forums and sites that have to put up images for borders.. too much crap hurts my eyes and will prevent me from using a site. Simplicity is better and it looks better as well.. well, in my opinion that is. Less crap to load the faster the site as well. That's one reasons we don't have or use avatars, ugly and only slow down the pages when loading. Same goes for attaching images and such inside threads as well, just simply tacky.
 
  


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