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by Big-Jim
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpbb vs vbulletin
Replies: 20
Views: 7598

Re: phpbb vs vbulletin

Steve, I am not starting a forum or anything like that so at the moment I am not even interested in forum software. But for some strange reason there are people out there who feel that cost is the main reason for choosing something, whether it is software, tools, vehicles, or whatever. I was just po...
by Big-Jim
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpbb vs vbulletin
Replies: 20
Views: 7598

Re: phpbb vs vbulletin

Apparently you are now trying to justify your position by making up some ridiculous cost for forum software. The last time I checked a new license for vBulletin costs $249 or if you already have it you can get an upgrade for $209. I never said vBulletin was great forum software, and there are severa...
by Big-Jim
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpbb vs vbulletin
Replies: 20
Views: 7598

Re: phpbb vs vbulletin

Did anybody actually read what I wrote? I said if the software that does what you need it to do is free, then that is wonderful, by all means, use it. But if the free software does NOT do what you need it to do, then you should be looking at different software. I never said cost was not something to...
by Big-Jim
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpbb vs vbulletin
Replies: 20
Views: 7598

Re: phpbb vs vbulletin

You are correct, we have discussed this before. You were wrong then, and you are wrong now.
by Big-Jim
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpbb vs vbulletin
Replies: 20
Views: 7598

Re: phpbb vs vbulletin

As far as I am concerned, cost is not an advantage, it is a merely a consideration. In order for the software to be effective, it needs to be able to do what you want it to do. If it turns out the software that meets your needs is free, that's great, but cost alone should not be the determining fact...
by Big-Jim
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: How does one search for a developer?
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: How does one search for a developer?

Exactly what is it that you want done? You don't need to go into any detail, I just mean, do you want something along the lines of a modification made for your site? The reason I am asking is, you can request a mod right here on this site. But requesting it doesn't mean it will get done, it only mea...
by Big-Jim
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how do you market a free site with no money?
Replies: 9
Views: 91022

Re: how do you market a free site with no money?

I am certainly not an expert on how websites get rated, but I am under the impression that a website gets rated more on content than on anything else. In other words, you can't enter a couple keywords and add a couple links to your forum and "presto" you get top billing. It doesn't work that way. If...
by Big-Jim
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: what to do when your forum slows down
Replies: 9
Views: 4355

Re: what to do when your forum slows down

Removing the PM feature is certainly one way to stop his problem, but it could potentially cause him other problems. Problems like members leaving the forum and not coming back. I suppose in one that isn't really a problem, since they weren't posting anyway who cares if they leave? But I suspect he ...
by Big-Jim
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: what to do when your forum slows down
Replies: 9
Views: 4355

Re: what to do when your forum slows down

He has a forum where nobody is posting, or at least very few of the members are posting. A forum where nobody posts looks like a "dead forum" and who wants to be become a member of a "dead forum"? If he has advertising on the forum, who wants to pay for advertising when it looks like nobody is visit...
by Big-Jim
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: what to do when your forum slows down
Replies: 9
Views: 4355

Re: what to do when your forum slows down

Apparently the site is busy, it is just that the members are communicating thru private messaging rather than thru regular posting. Maybe the members who are doing the private messaging don't want the things they are discussing to be public, maybe they prefer to keep it just between themselves. I re...
by Big-Jim
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phpbb Forum for a study Group?
Replies: 5
Views: 18105

Re: Phpbb Forum for a study Group?

When I was in college there were study groups. I did not belong to a study group, so I do not know a great deal about them. What I do know is that at least some of the groups would meet at the library once a day, to share notes, to share information, or whatever else they needed to share or discuss....
by Big-Jim
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: end of the world
Replies: 14
Views: 20892

Re: end of the world

It isn't a question of IF the world will come to an end, it is just a matter of WHEN. Mankind may get wiped out by our own stupidity, or perhaps by an object from space. But in any case all life on Earth will be extinguished when the sun eventually runs out of hydrogen for fuel and becomes a red gia...
by Big-Jim
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Why may normal users not edit their postings
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Why may normal users not edit their postings

Thank you for clarifying it for me. I did not realize there would be such problems associated with the edit process, but apparently there are enough problems that you need to at least limit the editing process.
by Big-Jim
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Why may normal users not edit their postings
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Why may normal users not edit their postings

I don't understand why you don't want someone to be able to edit their own posts. What is the advantage in denying someone access to edit one of their posts? You don't have to answer if you don't want to, I am just curious as to why this would be important to you. I would think that if someone missp...
by Big-Jim
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Styles Support & Discussion
Topic: Header Centering
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Header Centering

I checked the box for "override user" and that worked. I wasn't aware that it worked that way. I had thought if you picked the style you wanted and made it the default style, then deactivated the other styles, the only active style would be the one that everyone saw when they visited the forum. Appa...

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