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    XF 2.1 Welcome to XenForo 2.1 / Assorted improvements

    I think this one counts as a "finally" ;) Great job, guys! Gonna go have a play with the new features now...
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    XF 2.1 REST API

    Wonderful! Thank you all so much for implementing this :)
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    How wonderful to see upgraded to XF2. Wonderful job guys! 👍

    How wonderful to see upgraded to XF2. Wonderful job guys! 👍
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    Quick look at UI.X 2

    Well, I think you've kept my custom quite nicely for XF2 here...
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    XenForo 2.0 Discussion

    Well, it's not so much "the future" as it is an alternate technology, with advantages and disadvantages compared to PHP. The advantage of PHP, and one of the reasons I suspect XF still use it, is that it's ubiquitous – you can run it on any shared hosting platform, without custom installation or...
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    XenForo 2.0 Discussion

    Seems highly unlikely – Node won't run in PHP-based shared hosting, so using it would change XenForo's minimum requirements to be a VPS (and the technical knowhow to set up both PHP and Node, and make them interact properly). All that wouldn't really gain them much real advantage, to be honest –...
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    XF 1.5 bmp thumbnails

    BMP is an obsolete, uncompressed format, which means the images are very large and slow to download. This means they'd slow your site down, and in rare cases they could cause timeouts when generating the thumbnails for them. To be honest, I don't know of anything that generates BMP files...
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    Notifications Merge (alert folding)

    I'm very strongly in favour of this feature – the kids on my site like engaging in what they call "like storms," which involve them going and liking every piece of content from a particular member they can get their hands on. It's not uncommon for this to trigger 50-100 alerts in a go, which...
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    Lack of interest Searchable Navigation Items and Nodes

    This suggestion may seem a little weird, but bear with me! Recently, I went digging in my database and found the list of search queries in the xf_search table. To my surprise, a good chunk of them were searches for navigation items – in my case, our headline "Trainer Card Maker" application...
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    Thread and Posts Ratio

    I run two forums – one has 11,122 discussions and 339,873 posts, so a ratio of 30.55; the other has 15,694 discussions and 446,913 post, with a ratio of 28.47.
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    Best practices to protect xenforo

    While there are third-party add-ons you can use to improve security, I don't really use them so I couldn't comment – XenForo is secure enough out of the box. Some steps you might want to take to protect your board are: Ensure that all privileged members (administrators, moderators, any other...
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    XenForo 2.0 Discussion

    My Mum, who is also not a millennial, accesses the entire internet, including forums, through her smartphone - she hasn't used a desktop or laptop computer in years. The hard numbers are trending towards increased mobile usage across the board, from everything I've seen. :)
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    XenForo Enhanced Search?

    Visit your customer area, and choose the Purchase extras/extensions link below the license you'd like to associate the add-on with. You'll be taken to a "Buy License Extras" page, and XenForo Enhanced Search is an option on that list :)
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    Whats your robots.txt file look like? - Xenforo

    Unless your bandwidth bill is tiny, they shouldn't be causing too much trouble. That being said, if you need to stop them before they hit your server (and use your bandwidth), I'd recommend something like Cloudflare – you can use their firewall to blanket-ban countries or IP ranges, and they'll...
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    General Questions on Xenforo forum software

    To answer each point: The character limit for forum posts is customisable, and can be changed in the ACP. It defaults to 10,000 characters. Users can follow up to 1,000 other users. I'm not sure what the limit is for albums as I don't use XFMG, sorry. Profile posts are a maximum of 140...