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Small announcement about AVForums

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Stuart Wright, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Just a note to anyone who might be interested. As I have mentioned elsewhere, we plan to make AVForums live on Xenforo at the end of August.
    Jake Bunce is assisting us by recoding DP's fast importer for vB 3.8.2 with file system attachments.
    Chris Deeming is helping to bring AVForums functionality to Xenforo. He'll be coding a bunch of addons which we need. I will be working with him to ensure we have the functionality we want, but also to make the addons generic so we can release them as resources.
    I think this is a very strong team and I am optimistic that we can migrate AVForums while retaining the features our community has come to expect. The goal is to have a down time of only a couple of hours or so.
    I'm very excited at the prospect of migrating to XF and being rid of vB.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2013
  2. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, Stuart. Good luck and I hope it all goes smoothly (can't see it not doing so really with Jake and Chris onboard).
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  3. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Fantastic news :)
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  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Great news to hear. And two great guys onboard helping you out also. (y)
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Welcome to XenForo :)

    I imagine the "competition" (vBulletin, IPB, ect...) are going to hear that said a lot more often.
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  6. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    What functionality/addons are you adding to XF to suit your needs?
  7. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I would like to know this also.
  8. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Great news Stuart :)
  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Good luck. :D

    Another big-board for the (growing) list. (y)
  10. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    There doesn't seem to be a way to paste a table of cells from a spreadsheet in here and wrap it in a BB code to create a nice looking HTML table, so that's added to the list.

    The list includes, but is not limited to
    Compact Forum List Shows the compact/detailed forum list and allows people to swap between the two Done as a profile preference for members or a cookie for non members.
    Subforums Replicate the AVForums subforum list Done but will revisit post 1.2
    Users Viewing Forum Displays the number of people viewing a forum in the forum list Done with 3 queries plus caching with the number of minutes cached as an admincp option and zero means no caching.
    Banners Implement ad banners. Proper system for managing requests to DFP, although any system should work.
    Adblock flagging Detects users who are blocking ads and toggles a secondary user group to limit permissions
    Custom Post New Thread button Customised text on a per forum basis
    Custom Thread Form Customised thread form. Text and form fields. The form field contents are formatted into the first post. (The Waindigo addon doesn't do what we need)
    Thread archival Allows members to archive their threads. A forum can have another forum designated as the location where threads are archived to.
    Birth Date restrictions Denies permission to post to a forum if a members' DOB is lower than a certain age. Typically 18
    Gamer Cards Display Xbox, Playstation or Steam gamer cards instead of avatar in relevant forums. PSN might not be possible as Sony don't give proper access.
    Image count Displays the count of images in a post to mods and admin. This is to detect hidden images posted by cookie stuffers
    User name request Members can request a user name change. This is put in a moderation queue and can be approved or denied with a reason
    Conversation Spam check Creates a thread in the mod's forum when a members spams via private conversations. 1.2 probably does enough.
    Unactivated user management Deletes users who have been awaiting email activation for a long period of time
    Survey system Full blown survey system with conditionals.
    Bump/Age threads Bump a thread up or down
    Remove certain BB codes from quotes Do not display quoted images. I think 1.2 probably does this.
    User mod log Displays moderation actions on a users' content in their profile
    Prevent bumping old threads Forces people replying to acknowledge that they are aware that this is an old thread
    Download thread as PDF <- What he said
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2013
  11. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Any chance some of these will be released? :)
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  12. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    I would like all of them to be except I will need to recoup the investment for the business and make the more expensive ones (to develop) paid addons. They would be reasonably priced. Chris would then provide support.
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  13. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I assume the survey addon would be paid?
  14. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    Lovely news to hear, Stuart. Good luck with the migration. You've got some awesome support guys to help you out with it. :)
  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    I just realized I never got around to porting my Username Request add-on to XenForo. Whoops.
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  16. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    great! If the survey system is advanced enough then I will surely buy it.
    So what are you going to do with reviews?
  17. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    I would like to purchase a copy of both ad blocker and image counter when you release it via Chris or even before you release it if I can to help you recoup the investment :)
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  18. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure it would have to be since it would be quite a complex addon. Much more than just polls. Text boxes, drop downs, bullet and multiple choice answers with conditionals. To replace this http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131650
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  19. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Very cool to see it come over (y), and you have great guys working for you
  20. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Good to hear. The more large forums that show up on xenForo the more the community wins in the end.
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