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by Big-Jim
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Sign up process phpBB vs vBulletin
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Sign up process phpBB vs vBulletin

May I ask why this is an important feature? I guess I am just wondering, does it really matter what a person's real name is? Also, when someone registers and types in their name, how do you know they didn't just make up the name? If this feature is important to you, that's fine, I was just curious a...
by Big-Jim
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My rant as to whether forums are dead....
Replies: 18
Views: 14213

Re: My rant as to whether forums are dead....

I don't think forums will die out in the near future, but I do think they are losing popularity, at least with the younger crowd. The youth of today are more interested in "chatting" than they are with sitting down and writing something intelligent and posting it on a forum. I think for the most par...
by Big-Jim
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to report a forum for illegal behavior
Replies: 19
Views: 17248

Re: how to report a forum for illegal behavior

If you don't think you can be arrested for discussing illegal things, try discussing smuggling a nuclear weapon into the country and detonating it in Washington DC and let the FBI find out about your little discussions. Try discussing a plot to kill off members of Congress or the President and see w...
by Big-Jim
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is seeding a forum unethical
Replies: 72
Views: 56213

Re: Is seeding a forum unethical

I imagine you can tell your wife whatever you want, she is your wife and if you want to make her feel bad, I guess you have that right. Personally I think it is wrong to hurt someone's feelings like that, especially a loved one, when there is no real need to do so. But all that is beside the point a...
by Big-Jim
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is seeding a forum unethical
Replies: 72
Views: 56213

Re: Is seeding a forum unethical

Telling a lie isn't necessarily unethical, that's just silly. If your wife says, "Do I look fat to you?" what are you going to say, "Yes honey, you look like the Goodyear Blimp." Of course you aren't going to call her fat, you are going to say that she looks real nice, or at least something that isn...
by Big-Jim
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Releasing a new version without a name or number
Replies: 19
Views: 13893

Re: Releasing a new version without a name or number

I don't understand what the big deal is. Companies are in business to make money, that is the whole idea of a business. So when a company such as Apple makes a new product, they advertise it in such a way that it entices people to purchase that new product. But consumers have the option of buying th...
by Big-Jim
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpBB ... wise use for small Co ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1376

Re: phpBB ... wise use for small Co ?

I would imagine that with a certain amount of customization phpBB could be capable of doing a reasonable decent job for the company. But the real question is, why would you want to use software designed for something else and try to make it do something completely different? You said this was for a ...
by Big-Jim
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpBB vs. vBulletin
Replies: 100
Views: 67740

Re: phpBB vs. vBulletin

Why anyone would come to this forum and ask if vBulletin is better than phpBB completely baffles me. It is like going to a Ford dealership and asking them if Toyota builds a better vehicle than Ford does.
by Big-Jim
Tue May 15, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: [RESOLVED] I mess up all the forum permissions, master reset
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: I mess up all the forum permissions, master reset

I could be completely wrong on this, but I think what he is trying to say is that he wanted to create some new forums and sub-forums and when he did he set the permissions wrong. But I am only guessing here, it is very difficult to tell from what he wrote. For example, when he says " now they are he...
by Big-Jim
Sun May 13, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: When
Replies: 26
Views: 7229

Re: When

He wasn't asking about version 3.1, he wanted to know when version 4 would be out. What version 3.1 will be, or won't be, has nothing to do with his question.
by Big-Jim
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Making A forum about Guitar - Good Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Making A forum about Guitar - Good Idea?

Your website should be about what you want - not what other people want. If you want to make a website about guitars, then do so. If he creates the forum that he wants, but nobody else cares about the subject material, what good is it? If a forum is to get used and be successful, it needs to have m...
by Big-Jim
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Vote phpBB as the Best Forum Software of 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 7409

Re: Vote phpBB as the Best Forum Software of 2012

The only thing MyBB has better than phpBB is the auto install of modifications. A great many people are not satisfied with the software as it comes, they want the software to do more. So, they add modifications to get it to do what they want it to do. That being the case, I would say the automatic ...
by Big-Jim
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Vote phpBB as the Best Forum Software of 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 7409

Re: Vote phpBB as the Best Forum Software of 2012

Christian 2.0 wrote:Secretly their developers wish they were responsible for a well trusted, high profile and robust software like phpBB.
Is that your opinion or are you privy to some sort of inside information?
by Big-Jim
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Copyright removal
Replies: 65
Views: 11108

Re: Copyright removal

The way I look at it is, if you are on the support team, whether as a volunteer or as a paid member, you are there for a specific reason.......To give support to people in need of it. If you are going to pick and choose who you will support and who you won't support, then why are you on the support ...
by Big-Jim
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Dumbest Question of All Time!
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Dumbest Question of All Time!

I imagine if you know how to write php Code, you would be able to do it. But what would be the purpose of doing it? For what possible reason would you NOT want the ability to delete something that doesn't belong on your forum?

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