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by dandv
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?
Replies: 29
Views: 41226

Re: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?

In this article http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=41583 Joel Spolsky argues that, in fact, most software should almost never be rewritten from ground up, even though the idea almost always seems very appealing. And I agree. I read Joel's article, and I also found this rebuttal very...
by dandv
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?
Replies: 29
Views: 41226

Re: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?

The thought of a rewrite from ground up (which seems to be the idea behind 4.0) will be a massive step backwards and should be abandoned. I would think, on the contrary, that trying to go forward with the current code base (one that suffers from such essential architectural flaws as the lack of hoo...
by dandv
Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: SEO URLs
Replies: 92
Views: 129991

Re: SEO URLs

I've had to work in support, and often I had to ask people to read out to me over the phone what the URL of an error page was. Or they told me "I'm at http://blablabla ID = a63ab7f5ee0540698fcc51e5274bf0e2 and I see this problem".Paper books that reference online resources have to print their URL, ...
by dandv
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: SEO URLs
Replies: 92
Views: 129991

Re: SEO URLs

A format like this is something I think is worth to look into, although "SEO URLs" in the form off: http://www.example.com/forum/some-very-long-topic-title-that-is-way-harder-to-remember-than-an-id-t1234.html are just plain silly, and an administrator really should be able to turn of. The aspect of...
by dandv
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?
Replies: 29
Views: 41226

Re: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?

Alas, that can only be done with a mod, which has been abandoned for 3 years and is currently broken. It isn't broken at all nor is it abandoned. Not sure where you got that information From the MOD page: "Last updated Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:42 pm". As you noticed from the screenshot I posted in its fo...
by dandv
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?
Replies: 29
Views: 41226

Re: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?

I never have automated subscriptions activated at any board I'm on. Just the topics I want to informed about I will subscribe. But default on? God, imagine a lively board with over 200 active users. You will get spammed the hell out. What I'm advocating is default subscription to the topics you sta...
by dandv
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?
Replies: 29
Views: 41226

Re: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?

There is an incredible resistance in the PhPBB community to move forward, simply because many PhPBB community members don't understand how end user behavior has changed as a result of Web 2.0. For example, there is no default E-mail notifications in PhPBB. You have to hack it yourself. THis was my ...
by dandv
Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: SEO URLs
Replies: 92
Views: 129991

Let's switch the debate from "whether" to "how"

I posted an extensive list of advantages to clean URLs (that's the terminology), and refuted the counter-argument that they would necessarily leak private information (hint: referer hiding ), in this discussion post . What steps should be taken to mark this RFC ("whether to use clean URLs or not") a...