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 Jul 13th, 2012 at 2:27pm
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It Is Sad
Just spent an hour or so going through the members list.

Categorizing into status and then looking at when last online. Remembering the names and the banter on and offline and feeling sad that they are no longer active.

There are also those no longer in the member lists who have chosen to delete themselves. One in particular was Captain John, great bloke and a great YaBB ambassador.

YaBB has come a long way and still has it.

Time to get motivated people to keep the legacy going.


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 Reply #1 - Jul 13th, 2012 at 2:28pm
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Derek Bullock 
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That was my 700th post on here  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
 
 
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 Reply #2 - Jul 13th, 2012 at 2:57pm
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Congratulations!

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 Reply #3 - Jul 13th, 2012 at 3:32pm
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Congratulations on your 700th post, and now more of course.  Smiley

It's not appropriate to mention names, and there's no reason for it really, but not every moderator left on their own accord.  Wink

In any case, particularly because this is a support forum for YaBBers, moderators should be held to a higher standard than in other forums where being professional isn't a particular concern.

Maintaining a higher standard for moderators in any support forum is important for its exponential growth. Even great companies can become crippled due to poor or indifferent customer support.

Thick skins should be a prerequisite.  Smiley

As for members who become inactive, this is not at all uncommon. It's human nature. Our own forum has 7,556 registered members as of this post, and yet, only a couple hundred or so are really active.

It's the same on our site's main pages where many thousands of people visit each day, and millions throughout the year, and yet, there are only 28 members, and 2,593 guests in our forum as of this post.

Look at those sites that have millions of visitors throughout the month, and yet, only a relatively small number choose to participate in their respective blogs or forums.

Look at the relatively small number of people actively participating on Facebook or Twitter compared to how many people are registered members.

Human nature.  Roll Eyes
 
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 Reply #4 - Jul 26th, 2012 at 10:56am
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Categorizing into status and then looking at when last online. Remembering the names and the banter on and offline and feeling sad that they are no longer active.

I sometimes do the same. I know I haven't been active here for quite a while now myself, but I fondly remember many of the names of people who used to be active at the same time as me. I guess these days, not many people still remember me though.
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Re: It Is Sad
Monsen wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 10:56am:
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Categorizing into status and then looking at when last online. Remembering the names and the banter on and offline and feeling sad that they are no longer active.

I sometimes do the same. I know I haven't been active here for quite a while now myself, but I fondly remember many of the names of people who used to be active at the same time as me. I guess these days, not many people still remember me though.


Welcome back Monsen.

I remember you well. A true legend. Do you know you still hold the record for the most posts.  Grin

Would be a huge help if you were to become involved again.

Cheers


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 Reply #6 - Jul 26th, 2012 at 8:48pm
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Monsen wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 10:56am:
I guess these days, not many people still remember me though.

I remember you because you've always been a great help to people needing it here in this forum; including help you've given me.

It's great to see you online!  Smiley
Question, though; you aren't really still using YaBB 1 Gold are you?  Smiley

I actually stayed with YaBB 1 Gold up to only a couple of years ago when I finally upgraded to version 2.4 - and still using this same version.

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Edited to shorten the quotation I wanted to use.
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Would be a huge help if you were to become involved again.

Problem is available time. It's not something I have in abundance. Not to mention that my knowledge is getting outdated. I used to know the YaBB codebase by heart, but I am not familiar with the new 2.5 code at all.


Bill Myers wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 8:48pm:
Question, though; you aren't really still using YaBB 1 Gold are you?

Yepp, I am. My board is too heavily modded to upgrade. It currently have more than twice the amount of code of a clean installation (and that's after removing a bunch of code I didn't need). I have written a lot of code to properly integrate it with the environment it is running in, like integrating it with my user database (NDS [LDAP-like system]), my email system and added some database support, among lots of more, so I don't fancy having to rewrite that stuff.
 
 
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If it still works don't fix it.

But just to let you know - 2.5 is pretty much 2.4 with some added tweaks and bugs. ( 2.6  however... Roll Eyes )
 
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 Reply #9 - Jul 27th, 2012 at 3:19pm
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Dandello wrote on Jul 27th, 2012 at 2:44pm:
( 2.6  however...  )


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Personally when Monsen and some of the other legends logon I think it gives you a bit of a moral boost.

As for YaBB 1 Gold, if it still had support I would use it  Smiley
 
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depablo wrote on Jul 27th, 2012 at 4:05pm:
Personally when Monsen and some of the other legends logon I think it gives you a bit of a moral boost.

As for YaBB 1 Gold, if it still had support I would use it  Smiley

That's my thinking as well on both counts. Even for regular people who've been around for a long time, and who continue to use YaBB, the moral boost it gives me is wonderfully warm.

As for the old YaBB 1 Gold version, until a couple of years ago, I never felt compelled to upgrade it because I liked it so much. I only moved up to version 2.4 because of problems with spammers who were stopped cold with the availability of mods that work great with the newer version.

While I'm looking forward to the next version of YaBB, I'm personally in no hurry to upgrade since I really love how YaBB 2.4 operates, and performs.

YaBB is great!  Cool

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Edited to change the subject.  Wink
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 Reply #12 - Jul 27th, 2012 at 6:31pm
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Monsen wrote on Jul 27th, 2012 at 11:09am:
Bill Myers wrote on Jul 26th, 2012 at 8:48pm:
Question, though; you aren't really still using YaBB 1 Gold are you?

Yepp, I am. My board is too heavily modded to upgrade. It currently have more than twice the amount of code of a clean installation (and that's after removing a bunch of code I didn't need). I have written a lot of code to properly integrate it with the environment it is running in, like integrating it with my user database (NDS [LDAP-like system]), my email system and added some database support, among lots of more, so I don't fancy having to rewrite that stuff.

Ah, I understand.  Wink

When I eventually upgraded from Gold 1 to our current 2.4 version (about 2 1/2 years ago I think), I did a clean install of the newer version, and simply ported over our members and messages.

But then, I had no mods installed in the older version.

Still, maybe you can experiment with a new upgrade by not upgrading, i.e., work with a new install that isn't publicly published, and continue with your Gold 1 version while you tweak the newer version.

When I did this, of course I had to later on make a fresh transfer of the membership folder, and the messages again, but it worked out quite well. In fact, because I had two forums going on at the same time, when I was finally ready to make the upgrade public, our maintenance mode only lasted a few short minutes.

I didn't even have to change the url to our forum.  Wink

In any case, to be perfectly candid here, I am one of those YaBB users who is the least capable in giving advice about how to install a forum. Seriously. I suck at it.

Ironically, however, the mistakes I make seem to help a lot of people, I guess because they learn what not to do.  Smiley

So take what I've mentioned here with a grain of salt, and use what you can.

By the way, I suppose in your case as long as your forum is operating as you like it, why bother upgrading it, right? I fully empathize with that thinking.

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Bill Myers wrote on Jul 27th, 2012 at 6:02pm:
YaBB is great!  Cool

Edited:
Edited to change the subject.  Wink

Think you should have started a new thread rather than change the subject of someone else's  Roll Eyes
 
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depablo wrote on Jul 27th, 2012 at 6:36pm:
Bill Myers wrote on Jul 27th, 2012 at 6:02pm:
YaBB is great!  Cool

Edited:
Edited to change the subject.  Wink

Think you should have started a new thread rather than change the subject of someone else's  Roll Eyes

I guess you're right. Sorry about that.

If anyone is wondering, but only in my subject line of course, I changed "It is sad" to "YaBB is wonderful" - thinking it looked better, and was actually more accurate.

This time, however, I kept the subject intact. I hope it's okay that I changed my message icon.  Wink
 
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