- May 20, 2010
I've SMF a couple years ago on a project that didn't pan out. I'm just curious, why did you choose SMF as the software to run your community with?
If noone even complained about it until now, maybe those werent very popular features SMF webmasters used or whose quirks they adapted their workflow around.
You should tell those to Suki, I'm 100% sure she'll help you gladly.
It wasn't broken in 2.0. It got broken for some reason early in 2.1 and just never touched since. No need to use admin search if you don't ever run it anywhere real.If noone even complained about it until now, maybe those werent very popular features SMF webmasters used or whose quirks they adapted their workflow around.
That said, 2.1 is still beta. I doubt it would be left broken in the final release.
Hahahahahaha no. If I said it was dark outside, she'd find a way to disagree with me just because it's me saying it. Last time I spoke to her, she criticised me for reporting bugs. So I stopped reporting bugs and just carried on findin' and fixin' in my fork. She actually managed to put me off in a way you didn't!I'm 100% sure she'll help you gladly.
Now I'm jealous, you have to give me another chanceHahahahahaha no. If I said it was dark outside, she'd find a way to disagree with me just because it's me saying it. Last time I spoke to her, she criticised me for reporting bugs. So I stopped reporting bugs and just carried on findin' and fixin' in my fork. She actually managed to put me off in a way you didn't!
I assume that I'm in the category of 'toxic'.I'll admit to being a bit of a fanboy but I'll try to stay objective.
Yes the admins are toxic, some stuff is overengineered while other stuff is laughably basic (I'm looking at you warning and ban systems) and yes it's a wee bit outdated and development is long...
But I like the BSD license and it has tons of really cool features...
(Conversational pms in free forum software from 2011? That's insane!)
They're just hidden due to poorly documented code and menus.
(Plus the themes are plain php and html. I can't be arsed to learn a wierd intermidiary language to basically just do the same thing)
It runs every few page loads. Coincidentally, about as frequently as the scheduled tasks system actually checks for tasks. As for why it doesn't use scheduled tasks, partly because it was there before tasks - and partly because if you ban someone you want it to come into effect pretty much immediately, not when the next scheduled task gets run for the bans. As for bans being let off, bans being in the unit of days is not a huge inconvenience - if you're banning someone, it's actually very frequently in the unit of *weeks* rather than parts of days, based on what everyone seemed to be doing. The complete rewrite that it would need to make it run off the scheduled tasks system doesn't actually merit the benefit as far as I can tell.or every few? It's confusing so I'll have to break out ol' Mr. Find in Files in Notepad++
What was made publicly known is a fraction of the level of crapstorm that happened behind the scenes.Now it was a few years back and most info is on rickety archives and some people went back to SMF from wedge so I don't feel I have 100% understanding of events
Um, what?I like how they re-organised things (except for language being a non theme setting... So long silly text changes,..
It's mostly the same as what was in 2.0, albeit with a few improvements. You can now reorder them, make them easily available in a few new places, that kind of thing. The base feature was still there in 2.0, just harder to find.the new profile fields system though
They still are. There is nothing that seismic in 2.1, and I can't imagine what you could do in 2.0 that couldn't be done in 2.1 in the same way. Languages are still stored in the theme folder, still loaded with the same underlying function as it was in 2.0. Even the ThemeStrings file setup still exists if that works for you. I'm still confused as to what functionality you think isn't there...I also liked languages being a theme setting so I could make silly text changes for that theme and that theme only