Wondering if this will always be free? See why free is better.
Started by Norv, February 24, 2012, 07:49:09 AM
QuoteI just wish things could get together and move forward with the SMF and with the Wedge. Wishful thinking I guess!
Quote from: emanuele on March 31, 2013, 11:47:12 AMThat's a perfectly working car:
QuoteHow does the base function of the forum get better? Don't just post pictures, explain how posting and responding to topics gets better from the current state of the SMF forum software.
Quote from: Arantor on March 31, 2013, 12:05:52 PMQuoteHow does the base function of the forum get better? Don't just post pictures, explain how posting and responding to topics gets better from the current state of the SMF forum software.Funnily enough I gave you several things. There are many more things that can be done on top of that. To add to my previous list:* ability to reorder custom fields, as well as adding them to the member list* ability to configure displaying of multiple badges* ability to filter out posts containing inappropriate content, either automatically moderating them or even automatically preventing them being postedThere's also various mods whose functionality would be well served in the core, e.g. setting up automatically locking old topics, better handling of mass moves.
Quote from: Arantor on March 31, 2013, 12:14:22 PMAnd that's true to a point. But you can argue by the exact same token that custom fields are unnecessary, that multiple badges are unnecessary, that even things like censoring words is unnecessary.
QuoteI personally think if it's a feature that can be argued to have benefit to a decent proportion of the userbase, without a significant performance hit, it's probably not bloat.
Quote from: emanuele on March 31, 2013, 12:21:18 PMWell, if you just need posts and **nothing** else...then you would be fine even with SMF 1.0.
QuoteBut xrunner, I'm not here to convince you there is any need for features or things, I just wanted to say there is space for improvement even in the basic user experience of "post and answer" (there is, believe me).
Quotewhat is and isn't necessary to make a forum operationally sufficient for it's intended purpose?
QuoteOK, fair enough. But as computers get more powerful the performance hit will decrease for a given set of processes, so really aren't we looking at mainly "features that can be argued to have benefit to a decent proportion of the userbase"?
QuoteYou just watch. If that's true, then the functionality of this software is mainly maxed out - it's development is at an end.
QuoteRemember (I want to state again) I am not complaining at all, I think SMF is about as good as it needs to be
QuoteBut truthfully I'm just stating I can't think of any more that need to be added. I'm open to being proven wrong though.
QuoteAnd I'm very keen to see what is up your sleeves.
QuoteArantor - I just lost 15 minutes of typing of my response. I'm sorry. I'll try to write it up again later but right now I'm to aggravated.
QuoteNow I know a feature to request - automatic real-time post backups.