SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?

Started by Douggy, July 29, 2009, 05:30:01 PM

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Which do you prefer?

SimplePortal
226 (48.7%)
TinyPortal
135 (29.1%)
Other/Neither
103 (22.2%)

Total Members Voted: 452

meko me

meko prefers tinyportal :) neat and clean portal :)

Antechinus

I honestly cannot understand why anyone finds TP difficult to use. I never did, and I had never seen the insides of any portal at all before installing TP. It has a lot of options but they are (mostly) sensibly laid out, and you don't need to use them all at once anyway if you don't want to.

I have installed SP on test sites but every time I do I wonder why I bothered. Nothing against the team. I just don't see the point of the product.
If you kill enough orcs, it usually solves the problem.

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busterone

SP simply because I used it first and have stuck with it. When I went to SMF2, it was ready, so I am still using it.  I may have to try TP on a different board to be fair though.  :)

Reflection

Quote from: Antechinus on July 30, 2009, 06:33:22 PM
I honestly cannot understand why anyone finds TP difficult to use. I never did, and I had never seen the insides of any portal at all before installing TP. It has a lot of options but they are (mostly) sensibly laid out, and you don't need to use them all at once anyway if you don't want to.

I have installed SP on test sites but every time I do I wonder why I bothered. Nothing against the team. I just don't see the point of the product.

The point of the product is the same exact as Tiny Portal-- it's a portal. LOL.

Likewise, you might not see TP difficult, but I certainly know people who would. You're a "Support Specialist", so obviously you'd know how to use it. :P
Good "SMF" Portals
Tiny Portal [SMF 1.1.x only]
Simple Portal [SMF 1.1.x and 2.0]


Good "SMF" Theme Sites
SMF Themes [SMF 1.1.x and 2.0]
Dziner Studio [SMF 1.1.x and 2.0]

Antechinus

Yes, but when I installed TP I was not a support specialist. I jumped into an admin role with zero experience of any forum software and no knowledge of any sort of coding. Complete beginner. My one saving grace is that I can think logically when necessary.

That was in November 2007, by the way. Installed TP on New Year's Eve. Never looked back.
If you kill enough orcs, it usually solves the problem.

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Sabre™

When I first installed TP, I was very impressed.
Then the support from the team absolutely blew me away!
The multiple theme support, the unlisted and listed block codes, ALL of the options you have 'standard', the teams dedication to each members needs, the simplicity in its functions........  the list goes on and on.
Then on and on and on...  lol
Installed some time a few years ago, and wont use another on a live site atm.

I gave SP a run a few times on test sites...
I put it down to being a fairly young project :)
I also had a pretty bad experience with a team member the first time I visited the official site, so that turned me right off!! lol
The rest of the team are superb.
Like any product, they are advancing toward their goal.

Anything that assists in enhancing SMF is always good :)   imo

The team at Tiny Portal will release the SMF2 product once that version goes ..... gold?? ;)
Do NOT give admin and/or ftp details to just anybody, see if they are trust worthy first!!  Do your homework ;)


Minare

I used them both and Simple portal is my choice, maybe because it is easier to manage, for me.

mirahalo

* 130860 likes SP ;)

although I have never used another portal....
...and dont need to....

IchBin™

Been involved with TP since its birth. Live it, learn it, love it. Has more features and control than any of the other portals I've tried.
IchBin™        TinyPortal

SteveFJ

I was disappointed with Tiny Portal when I looked at it.

Simple Portal impressed me on a number of issues. It's compact and versatile, with an admin set up that really would difficult to make easier. It also passes with W3C. Something that is a big thing with me.
And a very nice bunch that are involved with it's development too.

I think it will become the number one choice for most, and that it will be around for a very long time to come.

Antechinus

The latest TP's are getting pretty good on validation. I expect TP2 will get a clean pass.
If you kill enough orcs, it usually solves the problem.

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a7upstr8

I had used Tiny Portal & SMF but had since switched to phpbb forums.
SMF and TinyPortal are fine if you arent fussy and like that generic look
and the support  here at smf forums & the tiny portal site sux big time

I also used the Ultimate Profile Mod & the guy who wrote it skipped right over my questions on the support forum, he answered everyone but me.  Which is the reason I switched to phpbb

I dont miss smf at all

Antechinus

Well, for someone who doesn't miss it you seem strangely keen to post here. ;)
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Sabre™

Wow a7upstr8!
Since you have been a member of this board since December 05 2005, I find it a shame that you have such a low regard for this site.
With your mighty ... 17 posts, I can understand how awful your experience has been.

Sarcasm aside, don't let a couple bad experiences conquer you. :)
Do NOT give admin and/or ftp details to just anybody, see if they are trust worthy first!!  Do your homework ;)


a7upstr8

Quote from: Antechinus on July 31, 2009, 02:08:47 AM
Well, for someone who doesn't miss it you seem strangely keen to post here. ;)

lol im suing someone who posts here, he is infringing upon my copyright/trademarks
so  I am copying and printing all of his posts, I saw the topic and shared my experiences

so what gives, if you arent an smf ass kisser you cant post here?

Antechinus

If you kill enough orcs, it usually solves the problem.

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sepulchre

Simpleportal for me, it was the first portal I installed and it did what I wanted without any issues so I never looked any further.

Eliana Tamerin

Quote from: a7upstr8 on July 31, 2009, 01:59:32 AM
I had used Tiny Portal & SMF but had since switched to phpbb forums.
SMF and TinyPortal are fine if you arent fussy and like that generic look
and the support  here at smf forums & the tiny portal site sux big time

I also used the Ultimate Profile Mod & the guy who wrote it skipped right over my questions on the support forum, he answered everyone but me.  Which is the reason I switched to phpbb

I dont miss smf at all

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bloc

Quote from: diplomat. on July 30, 2009, 01:53:07 AM
My question is: Whats with the easy and small-adjective named portals? Im waiting for a DifficultPortal or a LargePortal to be released...
Thats a good question ;D I been lately considering moving to TPortal instead, at least its not size-orientated name lmao.

That said, its not really "tiny" anymore"..but the name stuck. I would say SimplePortal prob. is more appropriate name for what it presents. But watch out, it might be less simple with time too. ;)

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