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#21 Con

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:22 PM

That debate is old. lol I just used for general traffic "range". Everyone already knows about its inaccuracies but how many people on here pay for comsore reports? Anyway feel free to debate that or this reply haha.

It ranks the sites traffic among other things... and from my experience it's pretty accurate as well. I have been monitoring alexa data with actual server data for the past couple of years and it's very accurate from my testing.


I see, now that I've read the OP's post more carefully, it does seem they are incorporating "activity" into the definition of "largeness", in which case factoring in Alexa rankings would make more sense.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:43 PM

Nice to see a startup and not an existing traffic-whore website who just decided to dump their support traffic via an IPB forum (the best forum software as far as quality once its running and trafficed, but not the best for startups imo). This thread lacks forums started from scratch. I remember a decade ago lived on forums like... http://www.sitepoint.com/forums , http://www.daniweb.com/, http://www.techguy.org/ www.howardforums.com/forums.php all started by 1 or 2 guys (or girl) with some extra time on thier hands. I'd really really like to see more IPB startups. Forums that have grown from scratch and not because of any existing product, service or traffic.


rootzwiki.com was a new site 5 months ago, it started on vb for the first three months and then moved to IPS, there has been no drop in traffic, search or otherwise and it's still continuing to grow. For a site that's only 5 months old, 30k + members and 240k post is not too bad imo. Not sure if that qualifies for you as a startup but there are the stats.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:58 PM

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Reminds me a bit of my stocks the last 6 months... sideways lol. Its a great site I'm bookmarking for help with my Galaxy S2. Seems like they got dugg, slashdotted or something similar a couple major times. Its a great site should be listed in an IPB showcase, I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

I clicked on the "View New Content" link there to see how busy posting was and got "An Error Occurred" not sure how search being disabled is an error. :hmm:

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:04 PM

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Reminds me a bit of my stocks the last 6 months... sideways lol. Its a great site I'm bookmarking for help with my Galaxy S2. Seems like they got dugg, slashdotted or something similar a couple major times. Its a great site should be listed in an IPB showcase, I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

I clicked on the "View New Content" link there to see how busy posting was and got "An Error Occurred" not sure how search being disabled is an error. :hmm:

..... its because guests may not use the search..... so by your reasoning, error messages which at times are vital for debug, should not ever be shown to the end-user? :logik:
I do not have permission to post in this topic.... great example.
would you prefer it said "we are sorry, you are a non-registered Klingon, please register here?"
this is all language strings and css..... whats the issue?
and on top of that....
just being a logged-in registered member does not guarantee the access the user was denied.
which makes the phrase completely inaccurate.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:09 PM

..... its because guests may not use the search..... so by your reasoning, error messages which at times are vital for debug, should not ever be shown to the end-user? :logik:
I do not have permission to post in this topic.... great example.
would you prefer it said "we are sorry, you are a non-registered Klingon, please register here?"
this is all language strings and css..... whats the issue?


Flew right over your head lol. Hopefully others get it rather than trying to put my words into an extreme context lol. Wont waste time debating with you any further. Have seen you on here you are a perfect example of a disconnected genius. ...a compliment. :smile:
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:14 PM

Flew right over your head lol. Hopefully others get it rather than trying to put my words into an extreme context lol. Wont waste time debating with you any further. Have seen you on here you are a perfect example of a disconnected genius. ...a compliment. :smile:

I do "see" the brunt of your point as a note...... An Error Occurred in big glaring text cause one clicked a link they cannot "see" is rather disconcerting to the new user.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:18 PM

Then just be cool then, you had me fooled. :smile: Lets work with IPS so they can tweak things for improvments. Yes we can make a lot of these changes on our own but face it what % of new IPB owers are going to be making such changes? I just want to see this software pull up in a few but important areas because it kills the comp in all the other categories. But if a user gets and/or keeps more traffic using ugly vbulletin then its worth more to use it.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:46 PM

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Reminds me a bit of my stocks the last 6 months... sideways lol. Its a great site I'm bookmarking for help with my Galaxy S2. Seems like they got dugg, slashdotted or something similar a couple major times. Its a great site should be listed in an IPB showcase, I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

I clicked on the "View New Content" link there to see how busy posting was and got "An Error Occurred" not sure how search being disabled is an error. :hmm:


Thank you, If you take the last 6 months, it gives you a better picture... there were a couple of peaks... these are due to massive traffic on release day of highly sought after roms.

The first spike was "Ice Cream Sandiwdch" the second was "Touchpad Release" (largest), than the last two were some new Cyanogen Rom's release I believe.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

I think it's important to keep things in context and remember here - IPB is not "new". We've been around almost 10 years, and the software is very well established. There are thousands (literally) of "forum startup sites" that have grown using our software. While some of the ideas we are not opposed to (going over the error screens is already on our list for instance), I would not look at these things as "nails in the coffin" for IP.Board. ;)
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

PHPBB was launched Dec 2000 and vbulletin also first released in Feb 2000. I was using early versions of vb in 1999 when I had my first forum that I later sold the day before 9/11 lol. So I'm not sure what not being "new" has to do with it. Would have loved to see "management" with a more step-up type of approch. Hopefully the backbone is there. But ok its not "new" so we'll just leave it at that. Thanks for the response

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:37 AM

Stop telling users what they cannot do and show them how to get involved! Also, please tone down the error messages that seem so fatal its enough to scare the "average" user off.

+1 and encourage members to fill out their profiles after registration when they login. Take a look at this topic: http://community.inv...r-registration/
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:09 AM

PHPBB was launched Dec 2000 and vbulletin also first released in Feb 2000. I was using early versions of vb in 1999 when I had my first forum that I later sold the day before 9/11 lol. So I'm not sure what not being "new" has to do with it. Would have loved to see "management" with a more step-up type of approch. Hopefully the backbone is there. But ok its not "new" so we'll just leave it at that. Thanks for the response


I only pointed out IP.Board is not new to show that these things have not been a major deterrent over the last 10 or so years. While we strive to continue to improve, most of the things pointed out are how the software has worked for some time and aren't likely to "make or break" a site.

Some of the changes suggested we've already got on our roadmap, as I mentioned.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:26 AM

Take for exampe the "new topic" and "new reply" buttons for IPB, VB and PHPBB. As you know often people visit a forum to err post a question or reply to a topic that they found. Here's IPB's buttons with NO HYPERLINKS:





I've remove all of mine from my board because they so bad for SEO
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:24 PM

...most of the things pointed out are how the software has worked for some time and aren't likely to "make or break" a site.


That IS exactly my point. I could not have said it better.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:52 AM

Take for exampe the "new topic" and "new reply" buttons for IPB, VB and PHPBB. As you know often people visit a forum to err post a question or reply to a topic that they found. Here's IPB's buttons with NO HYPERLINKS:



Here's vb and phpbb:



both hyperlinking the user to some sort of registration page! eg:


For errors on IPB we have something like this:


This is just one fraction of 1 of the issues. Not even talking about the lack of seo. I wish somehow I could get on the dev team. The software is sooo much better than vb and phpbb in many important ways but with the current disconnect it makes it harder to grow.

Of course, i've reworded the "You cannot make a reply" buttons and linked them to the registration page but things like this should not be left up to publishers. I think the beauty of software such as wordpress (blog i know), phpbb and vb is that u put them online add unique content and they WILL GROW!

Stop telling users what they cannot do and show them how to get involved! Also, please tone down the error messages that seem so fatal its enough to scare the "average" user off.

Please do this software some justice, its being held back by those two things... new-user-UNfriendlyness lol and the lack of proper seo.


:grin: Thank you! --> http://community.inv...eo-improvements

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

Messuring a large site by how many post there are not a good way to messure if its a large community. Take http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/ for instance, is close under 1M posts, but they delete and prune their boards regulary. Steamforums are ranked 981 on alexa.


http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/ They switched to vbulletin. :smile:

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:02 AM

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/ They switched to vbulletin. :smile:

They've always used vBulletin :huh:
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

Yes, I think he was just providing an example, not necessarily an IPB example.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

http://sonsofsamhorn.net/

http://www.thumpertalk.com/index - 9 million posts
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

This is a useful IPB list. I've been able to gather useful info from many of the sites listed here and make tweaks and changes to our IPB site accordingly.

Also, encouraging to see that IP.Board 3.3 will address my concerns here:
http://community.inv...s/#entry2199328




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