It’s been long since you heard about our switch from VBulletin to Discourse. This is actually a big thing for me and it scares me a lot. Nevertheless, as explained earlier, there are many reasons why it’s important that we move away from Vbulletin and there are many reasons why I think switching to Discourse makes the forum most futureproof. I’ll leave that discussion for this thread.
1 - Today 30th of January - Discourse open for members to provide feedback on layout
2- 6 February - I will provide a dump of the current forum to Discourse for import, this can take days!
3- During that week, depending on the speed, I will provide updates
4 - Once live you can continue to provide feedback and I can make changes accordingly
We’ll have to see if it’s doable to get posts made during the import can go to Discourse as well. If not, there will be a proper warning that posts could be lost during those days.
Feedback is much, much appreciated. I understand that switching from Vbulletin to Discourse is a big thing and I will try to accommodate as much as your worries as possible, obviously it all depends on how much time I have to spend on it and if it’s even possible.
Please stick to the following rules:
[li] Know that things are very scary and tensive for me too, so please be kind
[/li][li]Posts related to why we move to Discourse can go in this thread
[/li][li] Make sure to have read the known issues before posting!
- [li] This dump is a year old, so is your password, if you changed it, use the old one!
[/li][li]The forum index contains way too many forums. When we go live, this will be just as much as now or even less. The import script just doesn’t take over the setting that hides old/unused forums
[/li][li]Avatars don’t work, they are not imported yet
[/li][li]Attachments don’t work, not imported as well
[/li][li]The way pagination works on Discourse can’t be changed, this is how it works. I know it’s totally different, but please give it some to get used to it! The more you use it, the more usable it becomes as it remembers where you where etc
[/li][li] Post counts, your activity etc. is still there, see here. New is that you also get badges
[/li][li] There is a chat plugin for Discourse, we’ll have that once we go live, it’s not enabled right now!