HostBalls 2.0

I’d say exploring ideas on what the potential new system would be great. Is the new version on Xenforo? NodeBB?

What’s the limitations of making a database migration?

Not having a general idea on what the newer version (I understand it’s a blank canvas) would be great. No details about it brings uncertainty and therefore I foresee many people being reserved in their decision to keep things the way they are.

I’d say if we can find a migration path to 2.0 with the current content as well then that’d be great.

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That’s what I’m eyeballing

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Might as well be open about it all the way. This is what I’m toying with: https://hostedtalk.io

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I like discourse. The only “scrolling” issue I have is occasionally I forget that I don’t need to scroll to the top of the page to click the logo (despite it being there all the time) to reload the homepage.

Unless you’re not happy with the content or visitors, I don’t see what changing the name/platform would achieve? That’s not to say you might not like the current visitors, but are perhaps concerned the site is “missing out” on potential visitors due to name and/or platform?

If you are looking at options of changing, it needs to be a full change - ie a replacement. Archiving under a subdomain might be useful, but IMO if you’re going down the route of changing it just change it. Setup some redirects and if possible migrate user accounts.

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No, no, no. Discourse is the best option right now IMHO.

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That is my concern, how to get over the next hill.

I like it the way it is. If it ain’t broke…

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Oh, you want to “archive” HB on a (temporary) subdomain.

Nice.

You like “something new”. How about a little competition ?

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I like Discourse tho :frowning:

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Ok if the template can be improved there… It looks good tbh.

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I have a profound HATRED of Change… Plz leave it!

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Agreed. I still like this one more.

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I vote for vBulletin and really strict rules about self promotion. Oh, and lots of signatures.

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Change is always welcome. You can always revert it depending on how the first few weeks go.

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Discourse feels a lot more polished to me, but NodeBB is still a great choice. Personally, I would prefer to stick with Discourse, but I’ll embrace the change either way :smile:

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I agree. Again.

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I’m certainly not already certain, I’ll let you all make that call. The name probably happens regardless, the software is up for discussion.

It’s just a shame that migration seems not an option without a dedicated developer.

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:eyes:

I thought as much, and I’m all for it :slight_smile:

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Well, while I like “traditional” forum platforms like XenForo or MyBB much better than Discourse, I don’t really feel like losing all data and starting from zero is worth it.

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