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Which do you prefer?

SimplePortal
225 (48.8%)
TinyPortal
134 (29.1%)
Other/Neither
102 (22.1%)

Total Members Voted: 449

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TheListener

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #140 on: September 27, 2009, 09:15:27 PM »
Way back in the depths of time...

Ok so it was april this year I looked at TP and ezportal and didn't get on with them like I do with sp.

Each portal will obviously have its pros and cons

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #141 on: September 27, 2009, 09:17:29 PM »
Did you have another handle or something mate?
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #142 on: September 27, 2009, 09:22:19 PM »
Nope.


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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #143 on: September 27, 2009, 09:23:56 PM »
interesting ...
I must've missed your handle while browsing the memberlists
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #144 on: September 27, 2009, 09:26:32 PM »
Like I said it was way back in the depths of time.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #145 on: September 27, 2009, 09:36:35 PM »
Yep, although I've found members since 2004 etc..  mysteriously, there isn't one with your handle.
But Im pretty sure I have seen your handle elsewhere.
Say for TP for instance, can you privately or here, link me to one of your posts?
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #146 on: September 27, 2009, 09:38:20 PM »
er no as there aint any that I am aware off.


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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #147 on: September 27, 2009, 09:40:07 PM »
Ok so it was april this year I looked at TP and ezportal and didn't get on with them like I do with sp.

....link me to one of your posts?

er no as there aint any that I am aware off.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #148 on: September 28, 2009, 03:41:31 AM »
Thats probably the least powerful feature of a "portal" IMHO, I always felt adding extra pages - and even extra whole functions - is the most desireable thing to add to a forum.

Thats why TinyPortal have always been focused more on "articles", which really is custom pages, reached through "index.php?page=mypage". They can be of PHP, HTML or BBC types and even external HTML or PHP pages located somewhere on the server.

It really gives you more to play with, without loosing touch of the community/forum of course.

Think of a portal(in this sense) as a mini-CMS, or Lighter "Joomla+SMF" if you like.

Yeah, custom pages are the real difference between single portal pages and what makes it a portal. I personally don't find articles appropriate for this use though. That's why SimplePortal has them separate as Custom Pages and Articles (still being worked on to be forum independent).

As for a few features which I believe makes SimplePortal unique; ~30 customizable blocks and BBC, HTML and PHP content type blocks; standalone mode; unlimited number of AJAX shoutboxes. I have to admit that Articles are not very useful at the moment but I'm sure that will be sorted out in next versions.
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #149 on: September 28, 2009, 03:46:22 AM »
Why would you want an unlimited number of shoutboxes?

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #150 on: September 28, 2009, 03:51:18 AM »
You could have different shoutboxes for different groups (teams?) or even different areas.
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #151 on: September 28, 2009, 04:04:46 AM »
Ah. Flashchat 5 does that too. :)

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #152 on: September 28, 2009, 07:05:49 AM »
Shoutboxes are, I'll admit, not the most focused thing in TP. Providing means of dressing up that shoutbox could be interesting. At this time they are pretty dull-looking.

The reason I bring up articles/pages is, that for me, I really enjoy using SMF lol. But I also enjoy making static pages. How about combining them..? Thats the source of TP actually, me wanting to put everything up based on SMF, if it was possible.

"Portals" , in the more traditional sense of the word, are sites that gather together people into a community, a central meeting point. So any software to claiming to do that, needs these functions - and more.

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #153 on: September 28, 2009, 09:33:25 AM »
I hate shoutboxes... lol I've always felt they detract from the content. I've thought about Ajax'ing TP's shoutbox a few times in the past. I agree about the features mentioned for a Portal here. I was glad to see SP add custom pages.
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #154 on: September 30, 2009, 11:51:43 PM »
I am using TP at the moment and I've had associates say our website is the best- searching and best laid-out they've anytime seen, with a abundant aggregate of functionality and affluence of use. They may be biased but it's nice to apprehend anyway. So it doesn't depend on which aperture you use, but added on what you accept to do with it.


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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #155 on: October 01, 2009, 12:03:00 AM »
Well thanks for your input. :D Which version off TP are you using and what do you think is its best feature? :P

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #156 on: October 10, 2009, 11:08:10 AM »
Is there already a demo of a portal with "Curve"???
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #157 on: October 10, 2009, 11:11:10 AM »
Coming soon™. :P
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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #158 on: October 10, 2009, 04:37:35 PM »
Yep. Several portals will have Curve demos very soon. :)

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Re: SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?
« Reply #159 on: October 10, 2009, 04:44:36 PM »
Simpleportal.

Just my general fav :)

I don't like TinyPortal or the TinyPortal community.
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