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Offline dsimms

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SMF Questions
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:37:38 PM »
First off, what do you guys think about your SMF Board/Forum?
(Just trying to get an idea of what this can do)

1: Am i able to publish posts as html? as if my post was a webpage?
(for admin only) I would not want anyone else to post html

2: Does smf support videos in posts?

3: Are there any seo addons for SMF, or does SMF have a good SEO/URL structure?

4: I like that there is capacha in the post, is it possible to add random Q/A also?

Thanks
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 12:39:22 AM by dsimms »

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Re: SMF Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 08:39:16 AM »
1- yes. You can use the HTML BBC tag. However, why?   it's a bad idea for even the admin to do this regularly... and almost any formatting stuff that you need can be accomplished through the use of the BBC tags (or wysiwyg editor)

2- There are two or three mods that allow this to be done.

3- SEO URLs are completely useless for SEO.  Search engines can scan standard forum urls just fine. There are a few mods which can be added to improve things like the description, etc... but any type of "optimization" is mostly wasted on the forums. Forums do not have static content, and thus are not well suited to "optimization" techniques.  There are several large discussions about this in the chit-chat and building your forum boards.

4- actually, captcha is mostly useless at this point. There are "questions" built in to 2.x for registration... I don't think there are any mods to apply those to posting.. but by adding mods for stop forum spam and project honeypot, you can reduce your psma registrations that even get to post to near zero.
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Re: SMF Questions
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 04:24:09 PM »
4- actually, captcha is mostly useless at this point. There are "questions" built in to 2.x for registration... I don't think there are any mods to apply those to posting.. but by adding mods for stop forum spam and project honeypot, you can reduce your psma registrations that even get to post to near zero.

I believe the setting to require verification for the first x number of posts also applies to the questions if you have those enabled.
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Re: SMF Questions
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 06:08:15 PM »
This forum is good and should be the answer to all questions. It's no wonder only a select SMF