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Trollio

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A serious topic for you
« on: Mar 19 06 03:42 »
Here's a serious topic for you nuns.

I notice that this board is powered by SMF. How do those who have experience compare SMF with phpBB? From a very quick glance I don't see too much that SMF has that phpBB doesn't.

Perhaps those who know what the hell I'm talking about can give me their thoughts on why they like it?

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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #1 on: Mar 19 06 06:55 »
I've tried them both, and I'll never run another phpBB system again.

For one thing, phpBB has tons of hackable holes. Tons and tons. I've seen way too many phpBB systems hacked and flattened to ever trust the software. SMF has relatively few. If you veiw the security advisories for both boards you'll see that phpBB has many more vulverabilities, some of them months old.

SMF has a lot of features, at least as many as phpBB if not more. A lot of the features are turned off here, but you can go to the SMF site and see a full list.

SMF is also written very well in my opinion. It has a very good administrative back end
 and a lot of 'anti-trolling' controls built in.

Just my 2.
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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #2 on: Mar 19 06 11:14 »
Thanks for that. I really do appreciate the feedback. Your comments will make me take another look at that today, and possibly use SMF for two boards I have to set up this week. I'm looking for ease in customization and set-up more than anti-hacking capability, but it's good to hear it from someone who has worked with both.  :)

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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19 06 11:19 »
>"has many more vulverabilities"

    ...freudian?

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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19 06 11:47 »
One more Q for TehBorken:

I've noticed that there are some spacing issues here that I've not found elsewhere. It's not just my posts either, I've seen it in others. The only reason my posts aren't comingoutlikethis now is because I switched off Rich Text. Is this a platform related issue or something else?


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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19 06 12:21 »
  Trollio wrote:
I've noticed that there are some spacing issues here that I've not found elsewhere. It's not just my posts either, I've seen it in others. The only reason my posts aren't comingoutlikethis now is because I switched off Rich Text. Is this a platform related issue or something else?

I think this is fixed now. It was an issue with replacing carriage returns in the Rich Text Editor mode.
 
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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #6 on: Mar 21 06 10:03 »
Following up:
 
 Just want to say thanks to TehBorken for the advice. SMF is clearly the better product, and while it may not have as many "ready-made" themes, if you know PHP it's just as easy to customize.
 
 
   

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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #7 on: Mar 21 06 10:07 »
 Trollio wrote:
Just want to say thanks to TehBorken for the advice. SMF is clearly the better product, and while it may not have as many "ready-made" themes, if you know PHP it's just as easy to customize.
 
The theme setup is pretty straight-forward and the code is very well commented. I'd considered doing an alternate theme (or two) here but it's been a low priority. Overall I've been very impressed with SMF from top to bottom and I'll no doubt use it on other sites as well. It's free, and it's better than some message boards I've paid hundreds of $$$ for.
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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #8 on: Mar 21 06 10:37 »
Trollio, make a profile so I can give you some karma love    

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Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #9 on: Mar 21 06 10:54 »
Methinks Trollio would prefer a hump insead.

  Is Trollio............... gunta??? * wondering *
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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #10 on: Mar 22 06 05:36 »
To Lise:
 
 I am not Gunta.  I am many others on DV, and it seems that I have just recently been "timed out" on DV for the "sins" of other more vicious trolls, but I am also not the following:
 
 - ∑ ∑ D
 - Panhof
 - COUNTRY
 - the real Superstar (although by now that name has been so thoroughly jacked to death by everyone I have to admit to getting in on the game with great glee)
 - Dude Man Guy
 
 I'm also not anyone who has ever played a really nasty trick on the board (e.g. goatse stuff), although I do confess to attacking a couple of racist posts with redirects to G-rated sites.
 
 I am, alas, a troll.  

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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #11 on: Mar 22 06 09:21 »
 tenkani wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]Trollio, make a profile so I can give you some karma love     [/div] [div style="font-style: italic;"]Have you ever gotten a hot oil massage from a nun?[/div]
 
 As you can see, it is done.
 
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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #12 on: Mar 23 06 12:59 »
News flash. I'm still a troll.

For me being a troll has something to do with anxiety.

I guess I don't like to be ignored. lol.  
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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #13 on: Mar 23 06 01:03 »
You don't like to be ignored, yet when I offered you a steaming plate of hot man love you turned me down      
For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of coffee forever.

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Re: A serious topic for you
« Reply #14 on: Mar 23 06 01:07 »
Legion wrote:
News flash. I'm still a troll.

For me being a troll has something to do with anxiety.

I guess I don't like to be ignored. lol.  
 
 I say hi but you don't say hi back....  Me so sad.... :(


 

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