New forum skin and software is HORRIBLE!

  • Why was the forum changed?

    This was necessary from patch point of view. Needed security fixes and features haven't been available for the old forum software version.


    Now we have the requested https approach and latest security features for the beloved vdr-portal.de.

    This `new` forum wastes a ton of screen space, slow, and is annoying to use.

    Well that discussion sounds pretty much familiar, we had exactly that 2009 with the switch to the former forum software version. We are a couple of thousands users, some will love the new version, some not, that's quite normal.


    We will find our way into that new vdr-portal.de, as we have done it 2009. Going back to an old version with missing security patches/features doesn't sound like a good idea.


    Screen space is adopted from browsers capabilities, give vdr-portal.de a try with a browser on a mobile device ... :)


    Regards

    fnu

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    This was necessary from patch point of view. Needed security fixes and features haven't been available for the old forum software version.

    Now we have the requested https approach and latest security features for the beloved vdr-portal.de.

    That's understandable, although I wonder if this was really an issue to begin with. Or if a better solution would've been proper configuration of the hosting pc. Was the forum under attack of some sort?


    Zitat

    Well that discussion sounds pretty much familiar, we had exactly that 2009 with the switch to the former forum software version. We are a couple of thousands users, some will love the new version, some not, that's quite normal.


    We will find our way into that new vdr-portal.de, as we have done it 2009. Going back to an old version with missing security patches/features doesn't sound like a good idea.


    Screen space is adopted from browsers capabilities, give vdr-portal.de a try with a browser on a mobile device ...

    No chance I will use a message forum on a mobile device. It's way too inconvenient. Here I only use a desktop + 24" monitor for such things, where there's plenty of screen, easy navigation, and fast typing on a real keyboard.


    IMO this forum layout is so terrible it will make me stop coming here and just use the VDR mailing list only. There might be thousands of (mostly inactive) registered users but I bet most of the regular users are going to hate this. Hopefully there will be more themes/layouts offered than this so people won't leave or go inactive.


    BTW, I managed to find a language setting. I changed it to English and all the forum texts are still in German.

  • +1

    Gruß
    Frodo

  • No chance I will use a message forum on a mobile device.

    But it does work great on my iPhone and iPad ... ;)

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  • BTW, I managed to find a language setting. I changed it to English and all the forum texts are still in German.

    I think, noone has ever translated those texts.


    Lars.

  • That's understandable, although I wonder if this was really an issue to begin with. Or if a better solution would've been proper configuration of the hosting pc. Was the forum under attack of some sort?

    If the software is old and unsupported and has known issues, it must be replaced with an uptodate version, even if it's not under attack. And there has always been waves of spam-attacks.


    Lars.

  • Its ugly like windooze. old design was much better

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  • Ich denke, dass auch hier gilt: Einem geschenkten Gaul schaut man nicht ......

    Insofern kann der Betreiber machen, was er will. Wem es nicht passt, kann ja das Board meiden.


    Aber davon abgesehen: So was Gruseliges als Boardsoftware habe ich noch nie gesehen.

    Ist aber halt meine persönliche Meinung.

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  • MegaV0lt   rkp


    You have seen, this thread has been opened in english by a none german nativ? So, please respond in english, thanks :)


    Regards

    fnu

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  • Ah, now I understand why there's been no Tapatalk-access to the forum during my trip last week. Will there be a Tapatalk-plugin again?

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  • ReelChris


    You do not need Tapatalk anymore, use your mobile device's internet browser ... :)


    Regards

    fnu

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  • Hm. I like presentation of conversations in text-form in a specialized software for this task since the times of Usenet and never understood the invention of colored, space-wasting, time-wasting forums presented by web browsers. Maybe that's also why I like the app Tapatalk.

    Sorry, for me use of Tapatalk is much mure efficient than using a soooo slooowwww browser.

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