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#1 : 15/01-17 12:29
Tester123
Tester123
Posts: 92
The forum search misses quite a few posts. For example, do a search for the word 'pastebin' and only 2 entries are returned, even though I'm sure I remember coming across many more in the past:

https://www.advancedrenamer.com/forum_thread?for um_id=3839
https://www.advancedrenamer.com/forum_thread?for um_id=1858

The following post for example contains the word, but doesn't get shown:
https://www.advancedrenamer.com/forum_thread?for um_id=3330

Is it because web links are not indexed, maybe?


15/01-17 12:29
#2 : 15/01-17 21:08
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 775
Reply to #1:
It might be time for a some new forum software. I made this forum from scratch many years ago. It might be better to use some premade software for this purpose instead. Anybody know about good software for this?


15/01-17 21:08
#3 : 16/01-17 05:14
G. Lambany
G. Lambany
Posts: 187
Reply to #2:
I agree with an already existing forum software, that would add many basic features with minimal effort, and could potentially save you time in the long run, maybe

I would personally try phpBB, seems like a proven, open source and free solution.. but there is many others that seems just as good:
Vanilla Forums
bbPress
Simple Machines Forum
etc..

cheers


16/01-17 05:14
#4 : 16/01-17 19:53
Tester123
Tester123
Posts: 92
Reply to #2:
Is the plan to migrate the existing posts across to the new forum, or to start afresh? It would be a real pity to lose the wealth of information that lurks in the depths.


16/01-17 19:53
#5 : 16/01-17 21:06
G. Lambany
G. Lambany
Posts: 187
Reply to #4:
I think migrating the messages should be fairly easy for Mr. Jensen, but if help is needed, I'll add my name to the list..

cheers


16/01-17 21:06
#6 : 17/01-17 08:34
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 775
Reply to #4:
I will only migrate to new forum software if I can migrate the existing content. Otherwise it is not worth it.

Or I can make the old content available through some sort of read only archive.


17/01-17 08:34 - edited 17/01-17 08:35
#7 : 17/01-17 21:17
Tester123
Tester123
Posts: 92
Reply to #5:
With your Yoda-esque Python prowess, I think just about anything is achievable for you... much respect and envy for your skill in it :-)

Reply to #6:
A read-only archive could work, I think.


17/01-17 21:17 - edited 17/01-17 21:18
#8 : 18/01-17 10:52
mohamed
mohamed
Posts: 1
Reply to #7:
that's good threat thanks for u


18/01-17 10:52
#9 : 03/02-17 10:55
Tester123
Tester123
Posts: 92
Reply to #2:
Another one to throw into the ring: Flarum (http://flarum.org/)

Its marketing blurb:
"Forums made simple. Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free."


03/02-17 10:55