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by sooskriszta
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Rewriting from ground up
Replies: 9
Views: 15161

Startup Suicide – Rewriting the Code

The benefits of customer and agile development and minimum features set are continuous customer feedback, rapid iteration and little wasted code. But over time if developers aren’t careful, code written to find early customers can become unwieldy, difficult to maintain and incapable of scaling. Iro...
by sooskriszta
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Rewriting from ground up
Replies: 9
Views: 15161

The big rewrite

You’ve got an existing, successful software product. You’ve hit the ceiling on extensibility and maintainability. Your project platform is inflexible, and your application is a software house of cards that can’t support another new feature. You’ve seen the videos, the weblog posts and the hype, and...
by sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?
Replies: 29
Views: 39459

Re: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?

I also found this rebuttal very compelling: http://my.opera.com/Vorlath/blog/2007/09/25/code-rewrite-yes . For a rewrite to be successful, it must be done by the same programers who wrote the original code. I don't want to hijack this thread, but quickly, the "rebuttal" you refer to is a bit confus...
by sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Can I throw away my WordPress installation?
Replies: 29
Views: 39459

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 sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: SEO URLs
Replies: 92
Views: 118503

Re: SEO URLs

Meta description is not useless, but is becoming less relevant. Google, Bing and Yahoo! don't use meta keywords at all (e.g. http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html , http://searchengineland.com/yahoo-search-no-longer-uses-meta-keywords-tag-27303...
by sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Provide better ALT Names on images.
Replies: 40
Views: 28580

Re: Provide better ALT Names on images.

Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, when I say title tag, I am referring to the title="" within img, e.g. <img src="http://area51.phpbb.com/images/area51.png" alt="Area51 logo" title="Area51 logo" /> Alt is what you see in the placeholder before the image has loaded. Title is what...
by sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Improvement of the Ban System
Replies: 7
Views: 5379

Re: Improvement of the Ban System

Same rationale, even if you are banning a single IP
by sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Human Readable URLs
Replies: 132
Views: 204484

I am changing the post title

I recommend this schema home - domain.com/forums/ board - domain.com/forums/forum-title topic - domain.com/forums/topic/topic-title topic - domain.com/forums/topic/topic-title/page post - domain.com/forums/post/post-title SERP - domain.com/forums/search/keywords Examples phpbb.com/community/ phpbb.c...
by sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: "Official" integration with Akismet
Replies: 97
Views: 76574

Re: "Official" integration with Akismet

Perhaps it should be a mod, but it should ship with phpbb...the same way many of the captcha functions ship with it... I think Akismet's utility would increase greatly when tens of thousands of phpbb installations are reporting spammers to Akismet...so that function is no less critical for the commu...
by sooskriszta
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Improvement of the Ban System
Replies: 7
Views: 5379

Re: Improvement of the Ban System

Banning the entire Ips hes posted from would be cool. That way when you unban the user x, you only ban him once. You wont have to unban his user.... his mail..... his ip and blablablaah... :roll: Theoretically, yes! But you should be more careful while banning IPs and ranges of IPs and should, in f...