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Which do you prefer?

SimplePortal
225 (48.9%)
TinyPortal
133 (28.9%)
Other/Neither
102 (22.2%)

Total Members Voted: 448

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Offline Eliana Tamerin

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #300 on: October 31, 2015, 05:17:43 PM »
I have used TP since 2007. I like it very much, but at present there is very limited documentation -- practically none -- on their website. It would be really helpful for people who recently upgraded. to have some explanation of new features and how to use them. The little documentation available is in an archive on their site and was written in 2006 for an early version of TP and some pages and links within it come up blank.  I hate posting basic questions on their forum, although they are usually really nice to me, but all the same those questions must bore the ****** out of the regulars and it seems a waste of time to answer over and over.

So very sadly, I must consider switching to another portal.

A bit late, sorry. but since taking over the project We're currently updating the documentation site for Tinyportal.  You can find it here,  http://www.tinyportal.net/docs/index.php

Congrats on the recent release of TP1.1. Glad to see the old dog still in the game. ;)
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #301 on: November 01, 2015, 05:55:09 AM »

Congrats on the recent release of TP1.1. Glad to see the old dog still in the game. ;)


Thanks.  Yes the "old dog" is still very much in the game, and getting better by the day. ;)

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #302 on: November 01, 2015, 08:26:41 AM »
We are working on TinyPortal every day, trying to make it even easier to use, and easier to find your way through all the options and features and TP has lots of features! And don't forget that our TinyPortal Docs are getting a complete rebuild and include lots of images to make the Docs topics even easier to understand.
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #303 on: December 03, 2015, 08:06:27 AM »
Ezportal worked best for me.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #304 on: December 03, 2015, 10:33:29 AM »
i recommend simple portal, because its SIMPLE :)

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #305 on: December 03, 2015, 06:28:25 PM »
Anybody got a demo link or site to reference for Simple portal and tiny portal? The images provided on the mods site don't provide any detail of what to expect after install.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #306 on: December 03, 2015, 06:37:45 PM »
Anybody got a demo link or site to reference for Simple portal and tiny portal? The images provided on the mods site don't provide any detail of what to expect after install.

Thanks

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #307 on: December 03, 2015, 07:03:52 PM »
And mine, for SimplePortal

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #308 on: December 07, 2015, 01:00:45 AM »
Anybody got a demo link or site to reference for Simple portal and tiny portal? The images provided on the mods site don't provide any detail of what to expect after install.

Thanks
This is using tinyportal hxxp://www.chikan.pl

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #309 on: December 07, 2015, 06:52:01 AM »
I'm now using tinyportal. After putting some time into figuring it all out, I find it's cleaner looking and the chat is better than all of them.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #310 on: December 07, 2015, 08:43:02 AM »
My site has been running TinyPortal for over 9 years now, loved it from the very start, still do.  8)

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #311 on: March 20, 2016, 03:34:08 PM »
I'm using TinyPortal: http://hellasforum.net/

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #312 on: June 06, 2016, 04:38:58 PM »
I think TinyPortal is much more professionally done then other portals for SMF.
You can easy compare yourself:
SimplePortal - more then 50 places to modify in source code in 15 different files! Click on parse mod to see:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1104

TinyPortal - 10 replaces in 6 files only! Click on parse mod to see:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=97

As more changes is harder to update and support it for long time with other mods!

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #313 on: June 06, 2016, 05:14:03 PM »
Well you can argue the merits of the coding in other ways too. The bottom line is that both work, very well, for a lot of people on a lot of sites, and often with a lot of mods. It comes down to personal preference.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #314 on: June 06, 2016, 06:01:01 PM »
Well you can argue the merits of the coding in other ways too. The bottom line is that both work, very well, for a lot of people on a lot of sites, and often with a lot of mods. It comes down to personal preference.

The point is how much time need
1. to learn how to use
2. time to install
3. time to update to new version
4. time to integrate with other mods

Time cost money - so this not just personal preference - it is exact measure.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #315 on: June 06, 2016, 06:59:57 PM »
Oh dear. This is getting serious.

1/ Some people find SP much easier to learn to use than TP. Personally I found TP easy enough, but I'm not everyone. Different minds work in different ways.
2/ It's the same installation process for either package. No real difference, except in edge cases (humungous numbers of mods or whatever).
3/ Ditto.
4/ Ditto.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #316 on: June 06, 2016, 07:15:30 PM »
personally, I like EZPortal and find that one the easiest to use. :P
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #317 on: June 06, 2016, 07:27:45 PM »
Gotta say PortaMx is an awesome piece of kit too. I've used that before and liked it a lot. It's like TP on steroids, if you want that sort of thing.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #318 on: June 06, 2016, 07:28:43 PM »
Oh dear. This is getting serious.

1/ Some people find SP much easier to learn to use than TP. Personally I found TP easy enough, but I'm not everyone. Different minds work in different ways.
2/ It's the same installation process for either package. No real difference, except in edge cases (humungous numbers of mods or whatever).
3/ Ditto.
4/ Ditto.

Regarding for simple cases I agree with you it same easy story just to click on install button and thats all....
I am speaking about more complicated cases when you need to spent time on development and struggling with bugs and server problems....
Then you will understand the difference....

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #319 on: June 06, 2016, 07:31:15 PM »
Oh I understand the difference alright. You're talking to someone who rewrote half of TP for a custom installation. Most people don't do that though. For most people any of the popular portals will be fine, and they can just select the one they prefer.