Software change

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  1. texcross

    texcross Active Member Admin

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    hey all,

    Soon will be working on switching TGT from VBulletin to Xenforo. there are loads of factors that lead to this decision, as much as I hate any change at all it's needed. I have actually put this off fo many many months.

    I will try and have it look, feel and operate as it does now. I think with Xenforo the biggest change will be the PM system, which with a few plugins we can have it look and function likely better then it does now.

    Going to test all this out first, will keep everyone posted here as we move forward!
     


  2. tango5seven

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    How will that affect us Tapatalk users?


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  4. Brains

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    Oh hell yea. This is awesome.


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  5. ZeR0BuG

    ZeR0BuG Active Member TGT Supporter

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    Came here just to ask the same question.
     
  6. Texasjack

    Texasjack TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    This is the part my mind focused on. Every system that changes causes some glitches and tons of complaints - and too many times those could be avoided if the new software was test driven a bit more.
     
  7. texcross

    texcross Active Member Admin

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    actually it's a stats change the reason for the change. no passwords were taken. not to mention we were up to date and the server folks watching the place did not see any sort of activity like that. certainly not log in attempts. The site will stay the same, just a software change so some of the lingo may be different like when posting an ew thread, etc. However most folks like the change especially accessing it via phone.
     
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  9. texcross

    texcross Active Member Admin

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    I have been pondering the software change literally 9 months or more. The site has hacked hard in 2012, down for some time. May still be some lingering system issues from that, etc. After much consideration, chatting with much of folks and so on, it seems time for the future of the site to change. Loads of forums owners have been changing, most I know that are a part of a group that share good tips with one another run massive sites changed long ago.

    I sure hate change, but long term this could be great for the site.
     
  10. Brains

    Brains TGT Addict

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    VBulletin is crap.

    Xenforo is the original Jelsoft team's product (great guys, BTW), and is what they originally intended to be vBulletin 4 before iB made Kevin the lead, arguments happened, lawsuits happened, and then ultimately the whole product went to pot (in my not so humble opinion). All of this is public and available to read, has been for years actually, if anyone is curious.
     


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