Join Date: Sep 1999
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I really like the look a feel of the software on this BBS. I understand the colors on the pirate board could be changed, but the other feautures are annoying. The only thing that has ever been problematic over hear is speed.
Here is what I've noticed concerning speed on this board:
I open up the SWB section. I then look at the threads and pop open the ones that interest me new windows. When somebody puts the picture in the thread, I have to download that picture. As that picture is downloading, it is eating up the bandwidth from ISP. This slows down the opening of the other windows. If I reply to a thread, it may take a while for the thread to update, but what do I care? I've already read and posted to the thread, I just go onto the next thread.
I would consider setting the bbs to allow links to pictures in threads. You could still upload the pictures to the bbs, but they would not be eating up the bandwidth of the bbs users unless they click on the link. Also, everytime a picture is included in a thread, and that thread is opened, your server has to send it out, which I would think would increase the load on ORC's servers. Slowing down the bbs for everything else.
With all that said, I still read the bbs forums. I quit reading the ORC main pages a long time ago. The main pages had been a great read, but I couldn't stand the time it takes to load them. ORC is going to have to make a change. If you change to the vbulletin software, pick a better background color than the Pirate board. Either way, I'll stick to the BBS sections, there to many good people to leave the place.