Mark Here - AMA

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
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Hello TAZ Community!

I've been involved with forums in differing capacities since 2002. Like most of you, I eat, sleep, breathe and live forums. So, if you have any questions for me, let me have 'em. :D
 

Ramses

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Hey, some questions:
- have you created your lovely style by yourself?
- are you still satisfied with vBulletin?
- what are your plans in forum software for the future, upgrading to vB5 or other software?
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
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Hey, some questions:
- have you created your lovely style by yourself?

No, the owner of MHB hired a professional designer about 6 months after starting the site. I believe he went by That1Design over at vBorg. I have added a great deal of math specific fetures, as well as coding a lot of general purpose addons, many of which we use there.

- are you still satisfied with vBulletin?

The mobile experience is lacking, and that's definitely something we need to address. The software itself works well for what we need other than that,

- what are your plans in forum software for the future, upgrading to vB5 or other software?

I've been looking most seriously at IPS 4.x and XF 2.x. I suspect we will ultimately choose XF since we really only need a forum. Both packages are exciting as prospects though.
 

zappaDPJ

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You clearly appreciate Rush which I guess is considered somewhat 'old school' these days. Have you heard anything new that compares?

What do you do for fun?
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
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You clearly appreciate Rush which I guess is considered somewhat 'old school' these days. Have you heard anything new that compares?

I can't say I know of any "new school" group that reminds me of Rush. When I look at contemporary groups, I always wonder where their instruments are. I'm like, "where's the band?" Oddly enough though, I do enjoy dubstep every now and then.

What do you do for fun?

When I'm not online, I enjoy playing my trombones, and punishing and then detailing my Z06.

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