Invision vs XenForo - Invision has anonymous posting, Xenforo has prefixes, I need both

haqzore

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Yes, that's right. It's a really bad idea to do that on a live system though.
Not necessarily.

Read the patch notes & decide if you need it. Security fixes will be called out / identified.

There's no need to bindly renew if the update isn't security or functionality critical.
 

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Not necessarily.

Read the patch notes & decide if you need it. Security fixes will be called out / identified.

There's no need to bindly renew if the update isn't security or functionality critical.
It's a matter of good practice and no changelog will tell you everything that's gone into an update, good or bad. Hence, it's better to have a disaster recovery plan and then upgrade the forum software. Better still, have a scratchpad local copy of the latest version of the forum (software and posts) for testing and upgrade that first. Plus, wait a week or two before updating the live system anyway in case any issues are triggered by the update that take time to surface.

Another, perhaps more controversial reason to renew that license on time, is that it overall helps the company to help you. It costs good money to keep developing software and maintain quality, so having good cashflow will help with this. Take Invision for example. The software is really expensive to buy and renew, but for that money, you get a lot of functionality, plus a new release every month with added features, bug fixes and general improvements. That takes good money to do. Matt M you might like to expand on this point. :)
 

haqzore

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It's a matter of good practice and no changelog will tell you everything that's gone into an update, good or bad. Hence, it's better to have a disaster recovery plan and then upgrade the forum software. Better still, have a scratchpad local copy of the latest version of the forum (software and posts) for testing and upgrade that first. Plus, wait a week or two before updating the live system anyway in case any issues are triggered by the update that take time to surface.

Another, perhaps more controversial reason to renew that license on time, is that it overall helps the company to help you. It costs good money to keep developing software and maintain quality, so having good cashflow will help with this. Take Invision for example. The software is really expensive to buy and renew, but for that money, you get a lot of functionality, plus a new release every month with added features, bug fixes and general improvements. That takes good money to do. Matt M you might like to expand on this point. :)
I don't think any of these points are wrong.

Yes, that's right. It's a really bad idea to do that on a live system though.
This is wrong, IMO.
 
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