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Started by Douggy, July 29, 2009, 05:30:01 PM
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Quote from: Eliana Tamerin on June 07, 2010, 09:43:02 AMQuote from: feline on June 07, 2010, 05:23:04 AMQuote from: Eliana TamerinOur next version plans to introduce such a systemOne more part they are duplicated from Portamx? FelOne more feature request that's been on the books since SimplePortal 2.0 was released. Which, I believe, was long before PortaMX was. Semantics, anyways. Thanks for your concern, though.
Quote from: feline on June 07, 2010, 05:23:04 AMQuote from: Eliana TamerinOur next version plans to introduce such a systemOne more part they are duplicated from Portamx? Fel
Quote from: Eliana TamerinOur next version plans to introduce such a system
Quote from: IchBin™ on June 14, 2010, 02:25:45 PMFeline, perhaps you mean the features that you duplicated from TP?
Quote from: feline on June 15, 2010, 07:36:51 AMQuote from: IchBin™ on June 14, 2010, 02:25:45 PMFeline, perhaps you mean the features that you duplicated from TP?Which features you mean?Fel
Quote from: Xarcell on June 15, 2010, 06:55:16 PMEven though SP was around before TP
Quote from: Kindred on June 15, 2010, 10:13:08 PM(and Xarcell, you feel impaled? OUCH!)
Quote from: Kindred on June 15, 2010, 10:13:08 PMOk, Xarcell, Feline... that's enough please.
Quote from: sharks on June 16, 2010, 09:45:57 AMI used to love TinyPortal, and in fact it used to be the best and only portal directly integrating and made only for SMF at one time, but recently Simpleportal has taken over as the best option, simply because it seems like Bloc (the guy who makes TinyPortal) has dropped or stopped development of TP. There have been many reports of hacking and errors with TP, so i would go with Simpleportal as it's the latest and most up to date portal mod for SMF.
Quote from: sharks on June 16, 2010, 04:02:46 PMDon't get me wrong, Bloc. As far as i am concerned, you are a true Hero of SMF and without you, i think many things, including the default SMF themes would have looked a bit different. But like you say, TP has indeed become quite complex, but its the functionality that matters at the end. My other primary concern, which i haven't voiced, is the added "weight" that TP forces on the server when installed. It nearly doubles or triples the number of queries in many parts of the forum. I used to have it installed on one of my big forums and i was forced to upgrade to VPN. Lol. But i guess if you slim it down a bit. Oh, i just got a fantastic idea! Why not release a TP Lite?! That way, you just make it a small core version of the existing TP and include only the most basic functionality in it. Like myself, i need it only for the blog system with some pages, which places the posts and comments from within the forum on the front page. That's the basic feature of a portal. And if you include just that, maybe there won't be as many queries and it will become more server-friendly on bigger forums. What do you think?The way i see things, is that Simpleportal is going to go the same way as TP did in a few years or less. It's not going to be simple anymore as development progresses and more features are added. So, i think having trimmed down version of a portal along with the full blown version should be available, depending on the types of forums. Personal/small forums can use the full version and the lite version is mainly for commercial/big forums.