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smf vs phpbb3

Started by adicrst, December 13, 2007, 07:22:45 PM

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Chose your option

Only smf
47 (28.5%)
Only phpbb
4 (2.4%)
smf is better
68 (41.2%)
phpbb3 is better
25 (15.2%)
smf much catch up with phpbb3
21 (12.7%)

Total Members Voted: 158

metallica48423

i doubt smf will be coming out of any closets anytime soon. lol
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RatedZ

I think the phpBB controls are a lot easier to use than what the SMF's controls are.

Augh

you mean permission management or what? Because that permission management in phpbb...well I got nothing good to say about it.

shadow82x

Quote from: Augh on December 22, 2007, 12:12:56 PM
you mean permission management or what? Because that permission management in phpbb...well I got nothing good to say about it.
Yeah the permissions are pretty nasty on phpbb3 for the most part.

Quote from: RatedZ on December 22, 2007, 10:32:03 AM
I think the phpBB controls are a lot easier to use than what the SMF's controls are.
Controls? What do you mean by that... I can see how it can be easier with there redone profile system but not the admin panel.
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Dannii

QuoteI think the phpBB controls are a lot easier to use than what the SMF's controls are.
Yes please do explain what you find hard to do in SMF and what makes it easier in phpBB, so that we can change it in further releases.
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motumbo

Quote from: shadow82x on December 14, 2007, 07:19:40 PM
Quote from: adicrst on December 14, 2007, 07:18:54 PM
I think a good board also means to have alot of default options rather then infusing or moding it
Not exactly why would you want a bloated forum software? It simply adds more forum load time.

A simple if-then statement to check to see whether or not a feature is enabled is not going to slow down anything to any degree anyone would notice.

If the feature is not enabled, the relevant code won't run.

More features = more mass appeal.  More mass appeal means more users and more contributors and more people hanging out in the forum answering questions that others might have.

There's tons of stuff I would never use.  But all said, I would rather have them in the default installation but not enabled than not have them at all.


adicrst

Quote from: motumbo on December 24, 2007, 03:10:13 PM
But all said, I would rather have them in the default installation but not enabled than not have them at all.

that's what i think

SpilltheBeans

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All my mods found at TripStir.com/forum/.

karlbenson

^ I've gone through the entire documentation for Categories Hierarchy. 53page pdf.

I fail to see what it has that smf can't do with local permissions.

In fact, if anything, smf a more efficient admin interface for it.

motumbo

Quote from: Dannii on December 22, 2007, 09:44:05 PM
Yes please do explain what you find hard to do in SMF and what makes it easier in phpBB, so that we can change it in further releases.

It is difficult for me to find certain things in the SMF admin panel.  Sometimes what I'm looking for is in the "posts" section.  Or it could be in "current theme".  The place you think something should be often is where it isn't.  There's room for improvement.  As far as the phpBB admin panel, I've found that I can find stuff pretty much where I expect it to be.  The phpBB3 admin panel is a little more intuitive.

I recently installed phpBB3 final and I must say that it is nice.  I'm not sure at this time if I'm going to add another forum because one of my sites gets very little traffic (and I'm not converting my existing SMF forum).  However, in all honesty, if I do decide to add a forum it's most likely going to be phpBB3.  It's fast and the HTML is nice and clean--divs and CSS--no ugly tables and rows.  Plus, it's got captcha for guest posting plus a whole lot more nice features.






gemigene

Quote from: hassan on December 13, 2007, 09:48:03 PM
SMF ===> Simple ,Elegant,free,safe
               plus its dead easy to use....just superb piece of software.

After being a phpBB 2.0.X user, I just can't get used to phpBB Gold, way too complicated for nothing (the ACP can drive you nuts, especially the permission system).

I switched to SMF a couple of weeks ago and so far, so good.

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shadow82x

After a few speed tests I cant possibly say phpbb is faster in any way.
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Dannii

QuoteIt is difficult for me to find certain things in the SMF admin panel.  Sometimes what I'm looking for is in the "posts" section.  Or it could be in "current theme".  The place you think something should be often is where it isn't.  There's room for improvement.  As far as the phpBB admin panel, I've found that I can find stuff pretty much where I expect it to be.  The phpBB3 admin panel is a little more intuitive.
Any specific sections?
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christicehurst

I would say at times it's hard to deal with Permissions and you spend a while just doing a couple things on it.
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elfishtroll

Quote from: motumbo on December 27, 2007, 05:04:41 PM
Quote from: Dannii on December 22, 2007, 09:44:05 PM
Yes please do explain what you find hard to do in SMF and what makes it easier in phpBB, so that we can change it in further releases.

It is difficult for me to find certain things in the SMF admin panel.  Sometimes what I\'m looking for is in the \"posts\" section.  Or it could be in \"current theme\".  The place you think something should be often is where it isn\'t.  There\'s room for improvement.  As far as the phpBB admin panel, I\'ve found that I can find stuff pretty much where I expect it to be.  The phpBB3 admin panel is a little more intuitive.

I recently installed phpBB3 final and I must say that it is nice.  I\'m not sure at this time if I\'m going to add another forum because one of my sites gets very little traffic (and I\'m not converting my existing SMF forum).  However, in all honesty, if I do decide to add a forum it\'s most likely going to be phpBB3.  It\'s fast and the HTML is nice and clean--divs and CSS--no ugly tables and rows.  Plus, it\'s got captcha for guest posting plus a whole lot more nice features.






^^ Oh God Yes!

The admin CP organisation...wow... it all works when you find it, but wow..what a search!

shadow82x

I know what he means...

Like Forum title in server settings

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adicrst

maybe the new version of smf will re-arange the options in ACP

Dannii

2.0 probably won't as it's basically feature frozen, but for the version after I definitely hope so. However to change the admin CP (for the better) we really need to know what the current problems are. Specific problems. If you can think of specific settings that weren't where you expected, or that did something you didn't expect, please write about them here. But if all that people post is "the admin CP is confusing" how will the team know what to fix? :)
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adicrst

well in this case we should make a topic "admin cp feature" and post there, so they wont have to browse trough all this posts

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