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Forum oddity 05/02/2020 at 09:39 #123168
Dick
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There appears to be a couple of discrepancies with the forum this morning. In this thread https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/50458 the latest post list shows 1 reply with the latest post by 9pN1SEAp but when the thread is opened the latest post is by Hap.
In this thread https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/50459 the list shows the latest post by headshot119 but when the thread is opened the latest post is by 9pN1SEAp

Both threads show latest post at 7.14 this morning

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Forum oddity 05/02/2020 at 11:29 #123169
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It looks like it has been split off https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/50458 into a new thread by a moderator
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Forum oddity 05/02/2020 at 13:44 #123173
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It was caused by me moderating out some off topic posts into another thread.
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Forum oddity 05/02/2020 at 14:51 #123175
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Hmm, surely the forum indexing should be able to cope a bit more gracefully with that.
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Forum oddity 05/02/2020 at 20:13 #123180
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another odity today is the last post time is the same for all subsections of a given section http://prntscr.com/qy3naq. probably a bit more than moderation side effects
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Forum oddity 06/02/2020 at 11:10 #123184
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If I remember correctly, since the homepage redesign the forum is now using some custom-written software.
I think Geoff mentioned that the advantage of that is better integration with the rest of the homepage and the unified Simsig user account system (one account for the forum, the Wiki, the shop/licensing, file uploads, the game list and whatever other functionality is available), which apparently can be somewhat of a pain to get right when using off-the-shelf software.
The disadvantage is that you have to re-implement all functionality starting from scratch, so you'll likely get some bugs and missing features that have long ago been fixed in off-the-shelf forum software.

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Forum oddity 06/02/2020 at 20:14 #123187
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Pretty much that. The old website was based on Joomla (and Wordpress suffers the same issues) where 3rd party component developers often end up causing data duplication and functionality. Writing the website from the ground up normalises the data and has much better integration - but is a lot of work. And forums, as it turns out, are a lot tougher to program than you might think. I didn't even implement many of the things that the old forum used because nobody ever used them and just caused bloat.
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