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gbatemp.net - a very cool deployment of IPB.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    This is an interesting IPB site.
    I don't have much IPB experience but I've been impressed with the search and the tags so far. The similar threads feature seemed to work well too.

    A design element which is simple and effective was the Ask! Tab. [Demo: GBAtemp ]
    ask.a.question.IPB.gbatemp.net.jpg
    I think this could be replicated with xenforo easily.
    Use Jake's Nodes as Tabs to make the Tab, and then some forums for the question categories, and then a template change for changing [New Thread] to [Ask a Question]

    They also have some version of "Alerts" which I thought was pretty good, not as good as Xenforo mind you.

    Their arcade has Angry Birds !
    arcade.has.angry.birds.jpg
     
  2. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    Thats actually a very cool idea.
     
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    IPB.notices.copies.Xenforo.alerts.jpg

    Looks like IPB has been busy copying Xenforo !!!
     
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  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Friends don't let friends purchase IPB.

    They null it maybe for fun, such thieves (IPB) should never be funded (in my opinion).
    They null it maybe for fun, such thieves (developers) should never be funded.
    vBulletin or XenForo are more than acceptable commercial products for the forum community enthusiast.

    Besides, XenForo can do that with almost a full 95% resource savings (...ie... less) and at a more realistic and economical cost.
     
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  5. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    In all fairness, you can't say they ripped off "Xenforo Like notifications". Its more accurate that they both are ripping off Facebook.
     
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  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    like.this.IPB.jpg
    I see they have Likes as well.

    I thought the discrete [X] available to ignore signatures was useful and effective.

    However ... the bad news ...
    I was editing a post .... and I can't save or cancel ... I'm stuck at ..
    IPB.editor.freeze.jpg
    Maybe IPB is unreliable ?
     
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  7. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Hasn't happened to me before. Try defaulting to the plain text editor.
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  9. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    IP.Board has had those types of notices since 3.1.0 which was released on June 1st 2010.

    After many customers requesting likes they brought them in, they still have reputation though which you can choose which to use in the ACP

    Also I've never had that error before.

    They've also had this for awhile, don't remember when it was implemented, have never used the list my self, but I do watch threads I start (mainly for the skins I made) to get a notice when someone posted in them.
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I don't have much IPB experience.
    I've been pleasantly surprised with the feature set.
     
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I do like how IPB 3.3.4 has a search dropdown by content type.

    [​IMG]

    This helps with search for specific information.
     
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  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    As discussed here.

    I don't like this clumsy search filter.
    Too much prime screen real estate for the number of times you use it.

    [​IMG]

    That being said: Google News uses it.
    google.news.sidebar.filter.jpg
    But it seems to work in the case of Google news.
     
  13. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Has anyone done a comparison there? I have seen resource graphs comparing vB to XF, but not IPB to XF.
     
  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    YES, I have.

    XenForo wins hands down. When comparing the two; IPB uses more resources than the current vBulletin.

    This is was done using a sum of 100

    100 members
    100 threads
    100 attachments
    1 thread with 100 post
    200 post total (100 replies to the 1st 100 threads + 100 more post to the large 100 thread)
     
  15. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ouch.
     
  16. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    You have to figure... Their system requirements are more.

    A little fact that once was pointed out (repeatedly), has been removed from their site (unless they've hidden it and it's no longer easy to find).
     
  17. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    One of the large site I frequent has just updated to the newest IPB.
    It's quite usable - I like the little drop down where you see the first unread post without going to the thread, etc.

    Resources are not the biggest part of the equation IMHO. The real question for most forum admins is whether it will do the job in a reasonable manner with reasonable resources. RAM is fairly cheap these days.

    XF seems to have the best foundation by far - now it's just a matter of if the XF folks can build on that quick enough to stay ahead of all the competition.
     
  18. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    looks pretty slick ;)
     
  19. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    The skin is good.
     
  20. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    First time on the site viewing the arcade (or not)
    Thankyou, I've never even visited your site before lol.
     
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