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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

Douggy

In your own personal opinion/preference, which do you like better?

SimplePortal or TinyPortal?

Firesphere

So far, running beta4 of TinyPortal, I gotta say, I'm pretty happy with it!
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Reflection

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]


Eliana Tamerin

Better question is: why?

But keep it civil, if it gets out of hand this topic will likely be locked.
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Firesphere

Well, best thing, a feature-overview, but I can't seem to find a feature-overview of SimplePortal...
and the TinyPortal's feature-overview is well... erm... tiny.

I don't know, I like TinyPortal, that's it for me, as long as it works and does what I want, you won't hear me complain.
I'm not a complete idiot; some parts are missing

Eliana Tamerin

Feature overview, like this?

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1104

Didn't want to post TP's, as I wasn't sure which one best promotes their features.
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Antechinus

I prefer Tiny Portal myself if we're talking about 1.1.x. For SMF 2.0 there is no available TP yet so that puts it out of the running.

Blinker

SimplePortal. I've tried both and that's my choice. It's, well, ummm...simpler.

BTW why is this in the Support forum? It's a discussion topic. ;)

Antechinus

Good point. Moving to Chit chat in 3, 2, 1....................

Norv

Tiny Portal.
Somehow it seemed more handy, to me, I think. Its file repository is nice (though I don't use it, but this doesn't change the fact that it's nice. *nods dumbly*)

Though since it's not available for 2.0 I've started using Simple Portal out of commodity and I like it. It does what it says and it doesn't stand in your way. Exactly what one would ask from a piece of good software, I guess.
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TheListener

Simple Portal

Why?

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Is easy to use.

diplomat.

My question is: Whats with the easy and small-adjective named portals? Im waiting for a DifficultPortal or a LargePortal to be released...
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TheDisturbedOne

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...
I'm on the dev team for ComplicatedPortal.

Eliana Tamerin

Because 90% of forum admins are the 'fix it and forget it' type. They want something they can set up without consulting a manual, and something that will work 100% of the time. Yet they also want powerful features. This is something that devs have to balance, making a powerful system that's easy to administrate. It can go overboard, though. It can be like creating an iPhone, with huge power but oversimplified systems (just an opinion) versus a Windows Mobile phone with huge power but complicated systems (yet another opinion). Something needs to be in the middle with huge power by simple systems that take advantage of it.
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Reflection

Quote from: TheDisturbedOne on July 30, 2009, 02:09:21 AM
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...
I'm on the dev team for ComplicatedPortal.

LOL. That made my day. Seriously.
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]

Jade Elizabeth

I added a poll cause I'm awesome :D.


I like SP better, I've used TP, and it was my first portal, but SP seems faster and easier for me. I love the features (especially the way articles work) and I've found it really simple to use.

I work on SP's strings too (I'm Language Coordinator), so I'd hope I preferred it :P.
For the record, that's not why I prefer it, I honestly came to SP because I liked it, and THEN was put on the team :P
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Quote from: TheDisturbedOne on July 30, 2009, 02:09:21 AM
I'm on the dev team for ComplicatedPortal.


Both teams are great, but my preferred portal is ...  ;)
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