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post #21 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2002, 10:21 PM
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go to vbulletin
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like i stated above.. my only complaint about this.. is the speed.. it does seem to be alittle faster.. or should i say.. bogs down less often now..

would deleting some of the archives help any? i mean do we really need 180k topics on the swb board in archives?

also limit sig lines/pics... or just get rid of them.. we do have profiles..

i dont think it can be the amount of people using this.. check who's online and there are not that many people on there.. so what is slowing this down?
it's even slow at 4 a.m. eastern time.. heck.. there cant be many online then???


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I have been cracking down on the signature pictures. 10K recommended with 15K maximum.

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Eliminating pics in sigs would greatly increase speed. Make it an option in the profile. Limit pic posting to "on-demand" - not embedded pics. Why eliminate text sigs when they only take max 400 bytes? The largest (new) sig pic is 30 times that size. I'm glad I have DSL - I'd stop visiting this board if I had to watch everyone's "what bolt is this" pic load.

I do like the simplicity, but hate the searches. You can't search by poster AND keyword, unless their name is in the sig. This is helpful when you're researching a common topic and know that Joe Schmoe posted the answer you're looking for. Now you have to weed through either all the keyword hits or username hits.


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Just don't do away with it entirely... The ability for people to post pictures that demonstrate what they are talking about is invaluable! The old days of BBS's where people tried to draw things out with ASCII characters really sucked... especially if you were trying to diagram an engine bay. It's also nice to be able to see the pics of someone's rig... though perhaps maybe some decent room in the profile (instead of the silly postage stamp) to post a picture of your ride would be a better idea. It would keep people from posting their pic over and over. (though I think most of us just post it to the "Test Stuff Here" board and link to it)

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As long as you guys take your time, and design a decent interface for it, I think it would be great. Nothing irritates me more than an interface that is too busy, which is one of the reasons I like it here. Visual appearance is mroe than half the battle. You can have the best back-end in the world, but if the interface you have to look at isn't well designed, no one will want to use it. (Sounds like a girl I met at the bar last friday... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img])

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So true!

Thanks for your comments.



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It`s only an idea to look at but I venture into the Quadratec BB now and again to look at some specials and thier BB is wicked fast Patrick . It`s UltimateBB . Looks good and user friendly and very similar to wwwthreads . Speed is great . I dont notice any diff. when you unloaded a bunch of appz off the server . Maybe a problem with the server ?



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post #29 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2002, 08:18 PM
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I like the simplicity of this board.And love the fact that there are no popups to ruin my computing time.


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It seems most of the members like wwwthreads, so could you just upgrade to the newest version of it, rather than switch? ColoradoK5 is running a (way) newer version (don't know for sure if it is the newest though) http://coloradok5.com and it has a lot of nice features (like choose your own background color, and fonts [without having to change your system fonts], a control panel where you can mark your favorite threads, and your favorite forums, and a lot more), plus it seems like it would be easier to upgrade rather than trying to switch to a different board system all together. Why not just upgrade?

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