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Another thing... board issues...

April 03, 2017 07:48AM
we have looked into new software, many times. Lot of 'fancier' and 'more up to date' forum software out there BUT THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM....

None, that we have found, allows for the type of formatting we've all grown accustomed too. What I mean by that is the way you see the threads and replies displayed.

Fully threaded view, which is what we use now and have always used, is extinct today in ALL new BBS Software. There are some 'hybrid' threaded views available but it's a VERY different look than what we're accustomed too.

While I'm sure some will disagree with me here... the way we use the board makes 'Fully Threaded' as close to absolutely mandatory as it gets. ALL the other software packages would mean NOT being able to see each reply, who replies to who, etc etc etc. Not on a single page view that is.

Why are new BBS packages not offering this? Good question, I can only guess... and here's my guess:

This board is interactive in a very 'live' manner.. meaning conversions proceed, and are displayed, almost like face to face conversation. In nearly EVERY other forum on the Internet this is not the case. Replies can be hours, days, weeks, months apart... 'immediate interaction' is not really a factor.

Put more simply... most other forums, and the way it's going to be everywhere eventually, are like 'research'. LIVE interaction is now only available via the 'chat' route... totally impractical for our purposes.

So why am I bringing all this up? laughing smiley We'd like to have some of the newer and more efficient tech features but NOT at the sacrifice of what we feel makes this board special and 'easier' to use in the way we use a BBS.

Lastly, if anyone is aware of something out there that DOES offer Fully Threaded Views AND lots of new tech please let us know. - JamesJM
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Video Problems...

JamesJM122April 03, 2017 07:27AM

  Another thing... board issues...

JamesJM45April 03, 2017 07:48AM

  Well, that blows...

sstrams40April 03, 2017 08:14AM

  No, I don't remember...

JamesJM43April 03, 2017 08:24AM

  Ok, I waited..

sstrams41April 03, 2017 12:31PM

  Even if I have to wait for the video to load

IowaRam42April 03, 2017 02:01PM

  Disk permissions..

sstrams45April 03, 2017 12:37PM

  Ok, downloaded Chrome..

sstrams41April 03, 2017 12:51PM

  Re: Ok, downloaded Chrome..

zn46April 03, 2017 01:56PM

  post a video

IowaRam40April 03, 2017 02:04PM

  Here ya go, Iowa..

sstrams62April 03, 2017 04:33PM

  and here's what I see with that (screen cap)

zn37April 03, 2017 06:40PM

  Same on my Safari/Firefox, zn..

sstrams41April 04, 2017 03:10AM

  Hey James

IowaRam44April 03, 2017 07:28PM

  Good catch, Iowa...

JamesJM48April 03, 2017 07:41PM

  Am wondering...

sstrams37April 04, 2017 03:09AM

  Iowa, one more test, please..

sstrams46April 04, 2017 05:58AM

  Yep ......

IowaRam43April 04, 2017 03:07PM

  Test

IowaRam55April 04, 2017 03:19PM

  I just uploaded this video from my phone

IowaRam40April 04, 2017 03:24PM

  Can't see it with Safari..

sstrams40April 04, 2017 04:09PM

  been running Chrome for several years......

21Dog46April 03, 2017 02:47PM

  Same here, zn..

sstrams44April 03, 2017 04:36PM

  Re: Video Problems...

zn38April 03, 2017 06:58PM