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Universal_Audio
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« on: October 10, 2018, 01:28:56 am »

Hello
I was wondering if you have any plans to migrate the forum from Simple Machines to a newer forum platform.  I personally prefer Vanilla Forums.  Apparently you can somewhat simply migrate from SM to Vanilla.  Seems like the MouseBits community is constantly running into unnecessary errors.

Thanks!
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dolbyman
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 11:02:04 am »

I think the issue is, that this whole torrent tracker package comes with this forum. So replacing the forum section would require a serious hack of the system
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 05:20:36 pm »

We've discussed this in the past, but I agree with you, U_A. Unfortunately I don't have the know-how and can only contribute monetarily, though I'd absolutely love to see it as well. Admins only have so much time at the moment. I'm sure the day will come much like the end of Adobe Flash.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 07:34:25 pm »

Well, SirLamer did say he’s looking into it. I offered to fix the current issues in the mean time, but he doesn’t want that. So, I’m stuck at helping and since a couple weeks got into a new situation that makes it almost impossible for me to dedicate enough time to the project.

Another idea I’ve got was to pull the tracker and forum away from each other (not difficult at all) and do the following:
- Make current forum software read-only and viewable to members only (only do this if it cannot be migrated to a new forum software package).
- Set up a new, independent forum package (without torrent capability!).
- Create a couple new pages for the separated torrent system and integrate authentication into the new forum package.

In my opinion as a software engineer, this is the easiest, less painful and quickest route you can take with certain guarantees future-wise.

Just my 2c.

Cheers for now.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 10:18:12 pm »

Did you see that Vanilla Forums offers migration services?  That's why I'm recommending them in particular.  I'm sure if cost is an issue, the entire MouseBits community could pitch in Wikipedia style, and fund a migration, with Vanilla figuring out the best way to migrate.

https://vanillaforums.com/en/services/migration/
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