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What is the new forum software?


#1

Just curious, what software is running the new forums? I wasn't paying attention to any announcements in the old snitz forum


#2

It's called discourse. It's from a few of the folks that were behind stack overflow.


#3

I'm liking it ... am just in the process of choosing the Forum software for a new (personal vanity!!) project and the one I have been looking at is Xenoforo (just in case any of you good folk reading this were needing suggestions ...)

My need is for non IT-Technical folk, and Xenoforo works like a conventional forum, only IMHO better. (Its a break-away group of developers from vBulletin). The Discourse software here has a close appearance to StackOverflow, which I think will be more familiar with techie users. Amazing how StackOverflow has overthrown conventional forums ... hats off to Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood. I posted there when it started and enjoyed it, but I grew to dislike the lack of any Discussion methods as I never had any straightforward questions! but for Frequent Asked Questions, and Simple Answers to Straightforward Questions, it works well, and when I have one Mr Google nearly always takes me there as first port of call ... for somewhere to hang out when providing answers (both SQL and other subjects / forums that I frequent) my choice is based on the community users, and the slickness of the forum software (to maximise what I can give back to the community with the time I have available). SQLTeam wins on those counts of course (although it was very tedious with the old software, hats-off to Graz for modernising it :two_hearts: :two_hearts: (Sorry Graz, you'll have to get used to that unless you can add back the Beer icon ...)


#4

Thanks.

Oh, I can't just say that "post must be at least 10 characters"


#5

Yeah, that's editable. We'll see if it becomes an issue.


#6

An alternative option to "thanks" is to just click the LIKE button. Dunno how people feel about that?


#7

Being a frequent Facebook user, I am liking the "like" option. :smirk:


#8

Given the Hearts Icon perhaps we should call it "loving" rather than "liking"? then we could be different ... Would you say "Loving this" equally with "Liking this [quite a lot]" state-side?? Might be a Brit thing :slight_smile:


#9

So how does the new forum works ? :heart: = posts ?

btw, Kristen, congrats for being the most like-able person :beer: :beer: or if you prefer :cocktail: :cocktail:


#10

Blimey ... Cake Icon for anniversary membership ... today only ... must be 2 years since the switch-over :slight_smile:


#11

I just noticed that too


#12

Hey Congrat everyone on your anniversary. looks like we all got it?? :trophy:


#13

Hmm, that's good to know.