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  • #31
    vB is still unreliable but I have tintered a bit. I also ran a few of the system maintenance programs to check for errors, rebuild tables etc. vB is one big bloatware pig as far as I'm concerned. It is so overly complex now that it is hard to debug. Sometimes when posting you get the 'Working...' message. and it thinks forever. But if you reload the page it has actually posted. I also use phpbb and write my own databases. Never a problem. The new company that took over vB really trashed it with some much complexity. Sad. Hopefully the maintenance routines did something. Time will tell lol
    Dave - TFT Founder, Administrator & Tuck's Junky

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    • #32
      I think we all owe you a case of beer. Thanks for perseverance in the face of adversity: a bloated pig
      [edit] hey, that posted w/o error from mobile, Like button works, now if this edit saves, that's 3 for 3.
      [edit2] edit saved, Dave, I think you hit a homerun.
      "The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." - Henry David Thoreau

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      • #33
        thanks for all your work to get it back in action!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by skicdave View Post
          vB is still unreliable but I have tintered a bit. I also ran a few of the system maintenance programs to check for errors, rebuild tables etc. vB is one big bloatware pig as far as I'm concerned. It is so overly complex now that it is hard to debug. Sometimes when posting you get the 'Working...' message. and it thinks forever. But if you reload the page it has actually posted. I also use phpbb and write my own databases. Never a problem. The new company that took over vB really trashed it with some much complexity. Sad. Hopefully the maintenance routines did something. Time will tell lol
          Having a problem where I post, and the new topic is not shown on the homepage. I love this forum and it would be great if we could get it working 100% again, its the only way to keep users... Thanks for your work, is there anyone who could help resolve this 100%?
          Skiing to live, Living to ski.

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          • #35
            As an example,
            Skiing to live, Living to ski.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by ILOVE2SKI View Post
              I love this forum and it would be great if we could get it working 100% again, its the only way to keep users... Thanks for your work, is there anyone who could help resolve this 100%?
              I think the only way to resurrect T4T will require a GoFundMe page to raise several thousand dollars for SKICDAVE to buy new software to REPLACE the vBulletin platform.
              A site could be built from scratch to replace the vB-five-two-oh, retaining only the old timefortuckerman URL. I can't spec what software to buy as a replacment, other than WordPress, I know little about other "CMS" Content Management Software; maybe Skicdave or RR have thoughts on the matter.
              I'm convinced the bug you cite in your example cannot be fixed. The best we can hope for with the current vBulletin is that regularly running the maintenance procedures to repair the vB520 database will keep more errors from occurring.
              I spent an hour+ looking into the vBulletin support forum, and there are hundreds of broken forums all over the world that worked fine, until the current crop of company owners & programmers released the current 5-2-oh version that broke T4T.
              Even if he had the cash to spend, there may be limits on how much free time Skicdave would devote to building a new site, though I'm sure T4T has more than a few devotees who would volunteer as moderators and admins to share the workload.
              Any new platform will require social networking integration that works. There should be a social media feed that posts every New Topic in the blog/forum automatically to a T4T FB page, and a T4T Twitter feed, and maybe Instagram if the post has any featured photo; and all of these should contain a link "to read more...", that requires opening the T4T website in a browser.
              Unless social networking drives visitors to the T4T website, we will never see users contributing again, like the past.
              Dave Lottman's blog is a great example of using FaceBook followers and email subscriber notifications to draw visitors to his blog, who want "to read more...".
              "The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." - Henry David Thoreau

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              • #37
                Yeah its sad what they did to vBulletin. I have another forum I have been running for years utilizing phpbb and it is flawless (and free!). The newish vBulletin owners made the software into such bloatware and fancy smancy this and that, that it is nearly impossible to debug these stupid errors. I paid $300+ last spring for that piece of crap. Cost we hundreds of hours in aggravation after that trying to get it working properly.

                During the spring ravine season, the site serves at peak about 190 users a day (an average of 375 sessons). Compared to the old days when thousands used it. Not enough traffic these days to justify spending any amount of time unless someone has a lot of time to spare to convert the data over to something reliable like phpbb. How many active users would you say regularly post these days Lftgly?
                Last edited by skicdave; 08-02-2017, 06:19 PM.
                Dave - TFT Founder, Administrator & Tuck's Junky

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