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Cursed

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Any chance the forum could move to different platform?
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:50:52 AM »
So I'm used to forums like phoenixrising.me or s4me.info, and they both use the same or similar platform that is very good, in my opinion. Cerntainly a lot better than what we have here. When you press "new posts" and open a thread, it bounces you right back to the last read message. I find it really annoying that there is no such functionality in this forum. There is no way I can remember which posts I've read and which page I was on, since there are soooo many threads. I think it only suits those that use the forum every single day or multiple times per day, but not those who use it few times a week or less.

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Re: Any chance the forum could move to different platform?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 10:29:04 PM »
Hi Cursed,
For you and those who have the same problem, see https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3780.0
Thank you!
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After spending a lot of time on "modern" sites with larger text, better smoother designs back to here, it makes the eyes hurt and puts tension in the head due to the variety

Upgrading this site to XenForo which has more "modern" themes would increase members as many may get repulsed when they come here even if they have POIS and something interesting to contribute

/r/POIS subreddit is growing very fast due to the fact that it's Reddit which is easier to use and better looking

If this forum doesn't improve it will stagnate

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Absolutely agree. I've made the same comment a while ago, but apparently it's not so simple. I also agree that XenForo is great and would be perfect, but not just because of different themes (you can change themes in this forum if you like), but mostly because of functionality.

See my comment here:
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3727.msg39444#msg39444
« Last Edit: May 14, 2022, 07:29:49 AM by Cursed »

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After spending a lot of time on "modern" sites with larger text, better smoother designs back to here, it makes the eyes hurt and puts tension in the head due to the variety

Upgrading this site to XenForo which has more "modern" themes would increase members as many may get repulsed when they come here even if they have POIS and something interesting to contribute

/r/POIS subreddit is growing very fast due to the fact that it's Reddit which is easier to use and better looking

If this forum doesn't improve it will stagnate

Hi Journey,
as Cursed said, it's been a while now since I have installed more modern themes here ( 2020-12).  If you prefer a dark theme ( as I suppose from your comment about eyes hurting), just switch to the Boru or Sunrise theme ( go to profile, look and layout). The later is both a light and dark theme - you toggle between both modes in a single click.  For your information, almost all members are still using the default original theme.  Only I and 2 other members are using the Sunrise theme, and no one is using the Boru theme.  So, don't expect me to add any other themes, there is no demand for them, so my time here is better spent on more useful tasks.

I am not a fan of the Reddit display and format - no categories, no possibility to browse a board with similar topics, very poor visibility for great posts made some time ago ( unless you make a search, you will not see them), and so on. I am glad there is a POIS forum on Reddit, even if I rarely go there.   And now, hopefully, there seems to be some more moderation and it is no more a "wild" place where a post could receive some not really kind replies, and where not so nice posts could stay at the top without any intervention.  In my opinion, quality content is more important than having a modern and top-of-art format.   Besides, Poiscenter is not dependent on some large platform like Reddit, we are a standalone website.  And, our goal is not to compete with the large websites with huge staff and a huge budgets.

Well, you are totally entitled to have a different taste than mine, and you may prefer Reddit.  Besides, I already have a lot to do here, as a moderator and admin, so I have chosen many years ago to concentrate my involvement here only.
Keep in mind that poiscenter is much more than just the software used to support the forum. The upcoming POIS 2022 study, funded by members here, is a unique initiative.  Also, all the efforts made in contacting medical teams, have led to results like the 2019 POIS Survey, Dr Natale's experiment in 2020, the POIS study panel(ongoing)... and the easily accessible and informative threads like the POIS Types Chart, the POIS Papers Archive, the POIS Doctors list,... See the "Newcomers, Start Here" board, the one on top of the homepage, for links to those threads and others, and for other valuable information.   


« Last Edit: May 15, 2022, 02:04:11 PM by Quantum »
You are 100% responsible for what you do with anything I post on this forum and of any consequence it could have for you.  Forum rule: ""Do not use POISCenter as a substitute for, or to give, medical advice" Read the remaining part at http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=1.msg10259#msg10259

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After spending a lot of time on "modern" sites with larger text, better smoother designs back to here, it makes the eyes hurt and puts tension in the head due to the variety

Upgrading this site to XenForo which has more "modern" themes would increase members as many may get repulsed when they come here even if they have POIS and something interesting to contribute

/r/POIS subreddit is growing very fast due to the fact that it's Reddit which is easier to use and better looking

If this forum doesn't improve it will stagnate

Hi Journey,
as Cursed said, it's been a while now since I have installed more modern themes here ( 2020-12).  If you prefer a dark theme ( as I suppose from your comment about eyes hurting), just switch to the Boru or Sunrise theme ( go to profile, look and layout). The later is both a light and dark theme - you toggle between both modes in a single click.  For your information, almost all members are still using the default original theme.  Only I and 2 other members are using the Sunrise theme, and no one is using the Boru theme.  So, don't expect me to add any other themes, there is no demand for them, so my time here is better spent on more useful tasks.

I am not a fan of the Reddit display and format - no categories, no possibility to browse a board with similar topics, very poor visibility for great posts made some time ago ( unless you make a search, you will not see them), and so on. I am glad there is a POIS forum on Reddit, even if I rarely go there.   And now, hopefully, there seems to be some more moderation and it is no more a "wild" place where a post could receive some not really kind replies, and where not so nice posts could stay at the top without any intervention.  In my opinion, quality content is more important than having a modern and top-of-art format.   Besides, Poiscenter is not dependent on some large platform like Reddit, we are a standalone website.  And, our goal is not to compete with the large websites with huge staff and a huge budgets.

Well, you are totally entitled to have a different taste than mine, and you may prefer Reddit.  Besides, I already have a lot to do here, as a moderator and admin, so I have chosen many years ago to concentrate my involvement here only.
Keep in mind that poiscenter is much more than just the software used to support the forum. The upcoming POIS 2022 study, funded by members here, is a unique initiative.  Also, all the efforts made in contacting medical teams, have led to results like the 2019 POIS Survey, Dr Natale's experiment in 2020, the POIS study panel(ongoing)... and the easily accessible and informative threads like the POIS Types Chart, the POIS Papers Archive, the POIS Doctors list,... See the "Newcomers, Start Here" there, the one on top of the homepage, for links to those threads and others, and for much more valuable information.

Extremely well said and worth repeating!
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This forum is pefect for poisers, easy to use...
changing it now... i dont know.. maybe not a good idea.
For ours needs, it hawe more than enough options...
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Re: Any chance the forum could move to different platform?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2022, 03:16:30 AM »
See also:

I think the forum really needs an update. I have suggested it earlier, but nobody seems interested. There is a very good forum software used by many, including
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/ and https://www.s4me.info/ which is very convenient and looks good. You always know what posts you have already read, you can multi quote easily, etc. That would be a massive improvement over the current one.

The forum software we use would be a different discussion than the general need to raise awareness.
Problem with switching forum software is:
* Can you port all the posts
* Can you keep user accounts working
* Can you keep all links (from outside and inside) intact
* Who does the work/effort to actually do it.
So for better or worse, we're probably stuck with what we have now.

Related thread about google visibility: https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=267.0

PS: I also like this software: https://xenforo.com/
PPS: Even updating and maintaining the current software is an effort in time and money.