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Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
wanchope « on April 22nd, 05:27 AM »
I hereby give permission to the SMF team to backport anything they like from Wedge into SMF, as long as they follow the BSD licence guidelines. Same for ElkArte and its team.
This is impressive and rather selfless. I think smf should port the entire project to this as it's the only way of saving herself from the alarming embarrassment. The software is 'confidently' sitting 10 years in the past with little or no concern on what's next.

The other one you mentioned here seems like a typical smf 2.1 changed from blue to green colour and then a rather confusing menu icons (very annoying on mobile) in place of simplified text, ie, to non developers anyway.
Other software / Re: Arantor back on SMF Team!
wanchope « on July 25th, 2015, 11:15 AM »
I know it's not of me to say, seriously I really don't want to comment on Arantor despite seeing the event unfold. Despite being boorish he's very effective.
I really don't understand the reason why somebody should be seriously working on a project only to come out to announce that it is never to be unveiled/launched. I sure can remember Arantor's answer to one of the user here -  'The time of the release is unknown, if it will ever be'.
The disagreement between him and Nao is for them to settle but seriously they way Arantor acted on this is just painful.
I really don't like English politics and most people agree with me that England is a very bad role model especially their politics, if you know nothing about English politics, go to smf and see a clear example. The way SMF is turning to MYBB and mybb to smf is just not funny. I can count a few 'matured' staff in smf <NOW>, one of the few been one of the youngest if not the youngest another one now have his own project name Elkarte which to me is miles ahead of smf. Smf use to compete with mybb but presently, the distance between mybb and smf is not even a gap, it's a chasm.
Seeing the indecisiveness of Arantor, it is just an accident waiting to happen making him one of the deciders <your choice word here> of smf.
Sorry if my post drifts off topic.
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
wanchope « on April 30th, 2015, 01:53 PM »
Yeah, that would be great.
I posted a Facebook status update on my Facebook wall (not personal Facebook wall, the one I created for Nigerian movies). The message goes like this :
'We are creating a forum for Nigerian Movies,  please indicate if you are interested and you will be invited when we are through'.  So far I've received feedback from about 10 members indicating their interest.
I will send similar message tomorrow and will keep doing it every 3 days for about a week, this is create curiosity on my 'friends'.
Just finished the server settings, installed memcached and the system dictated it and is set on level one caching. The speed is great but it should be, shouldn't it? Afterall it is an empty forum.
Abandoned the url rewrite configuration as I am pretty clueless on how to configure it on Nginx.
Still working on the test forum...
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
wanchope « on April 29th, 2015, 12:14 PM »
An update -
I was not free yesterday but  I took my time to do more settings in the test forum. Very nice and almost everything is working though there may be one or two edits I will do on the template (both wild and Wireless as they are my default desktop and mobile theme respectively).
Whoever wrote the Moderation Filter function did a very fine job and this is highly recommended in a big forum, a must for every big forum believe me.

  Some of the problem or better headache I am still experiencing includes
* Unable to configure the Nginx rewrite rule so I can fully use the pretty Url.
*  There is no function to disable some of the functions I don't need which will always generate unwanted query in every single load, this includes - Thought (great but I don't need it, Nigerian spammers will kill my forum with it before it even kick off). Unwanted query in the media page like file size, members comment and uploads, they are great but I don't really need it and also it doesn't format well on mobile pages.
 This is my position so far on the journey. I will keep you updated.
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
wanchope « on April 28th, 2015, 12:13 AM »
Quote from forumsearch0r on April 27th, 2015, 09:49 PM
What's the advantage of maintaining two complete themes instead?
You can easily beat down and remove what you want in mobile theme, plus you can rid some excess javascript in mobile theme, you may not understand this enough because your site visitors may be  Google Chrome users but right here in Nigeria, opera mini is considered the best option because it saves data and data is costly here. I can't give all the advantages dedicated mobile themes have over responsive. I really know I can hide things with style.css but it is preloaded on the theme which makes the theme size the same with that of desktop. Again, most people that visit forums with mobile phones are not looking for full functionality  -  they just want comfort/ease of use.
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
wanchope « on April 28th, 2015, 10:25 AM »
Yes I know but I was talking of removing it. With a dedicated mobile theme, I can easily remove what I don't want, meanwhile,  I just checked out Elkarte and this theme (wip) makes me open my mouth in amazement
Off-topic / My Journey with Wedge.
wanchope « on April 27th, 2015, 11:46 AM »

    This is a sort of Diary on creating a Forum using Wedge forum Software which I don't think will be a 'big' board or something special but I don't want it to be a mediocre forum either.  The title of the thread 'my journey with wedge' may be strange but I don't have any other thread title that may be more suitable to it.

What type if forum do I want to create? I want to create a Nigerian Movies Forum. Why Nigerian Movies? I think Nigeria Movies have a huge following not only in Nigeria but Africa at a whole. Is there any popular Nigerian Movies Forum? Yes
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but I think they are not getting many things right...

Why Wedge?
This is a choice I made after some considerations, I have 4 Forum software in mind which are
Xenforo : I purchased Xenforo Software license immediately after Paypal added my country, the software is not bad but I just don't see the much hype. The message display is annoying, 'ajaxyfying' everything including the member card pop up can become so boring after sometime, if you request a little mod, some of the developers will charge you up to $300 to do it for you.

SMF: A great forum software and free, with very friendly support community. So strange but the forum have no mobile theme, I understand 2.1 is responsive but it is still not okay for me, I need forum with a separate mobile theme. I've came across Dragoon's Smf4Mobile in which I was impressed but the painful fact is that is not usable in Opera Mini browser and about 60% of Nigerian internet users are uses Opera Mini browser so the answer is - No! Elkarte is also great but the same Responsive issue goes with them.

MYBB: A great forum software despite the childish support community, Euan, Leedfish and Yaldaram are great guys though, I am currently using Mybb in a new The mobile plugin/theme is great but they have no great media gallery addon. Creating a movie forum with no gallery  is just not acceptable. The performance of Mybb is questionable, that's why I am using it on a VPS running on  a highly Nginx to web server.

Wedge: A better version of SMF with State-of-Art media gallery built in the core, have all the strength of smf and none of it's weaknesses. Still on beta but it is 100% usable. The developer is just not far away and also a great guy that is available to help when called upon. The Moderation Filter will also be useful in doing some moderation job while I concentrate on Content and quality of the forum. Many medium sized forum are using them too. I chose Wedge over Mybb because of the media functionality and security, also I think it performs better than Mybb (I have no proof to this for now).

My Journey so far.

* I already have a domain I will like to use for it -
* I have also purchased a cloud ssd vps with Vultr.
* I have Installed Nginx Webserver ( please don't  tell me about Apache because I have decided not to go back to it again after leaving them since two years ago).
* I have installed Wedge on test folder @ but I have disabled guest access as I am currently working on it. I'ill soon post my observation once I take another close look to it again.

I will always update this thread, please fell free to advise if you feel like.
The Pub / Re: Google - Mobile Friendly...
wanchope « on April 21st, 2015, 03:14 PM »
Lol. Google virtually told me to fvck off when I typed SMF forum there.
Mine is Awesome.
Plugins / Re: Tapatalk support?
wanchope « on October 14th, 2014, 12:13 AM »
Quote from Nao on October 13th, 2014, 11:08 PM
I'd be willing to help but only if they promise never to release any intrusive incentives such as a full page ad or an alert our whatever. A small banner at the top is okay. Seriously I tend to leave forums that have these splash screens asking me to install Tapatalk before I can even view a post... They're making money off this, not admins or users!
Exactly, I'll not touch that piece of spam tool with a long pole.
Off-topic / Re: Any suggestions on improving my new forum?
wanchope « on May 29th, 2014, 07:20 AM »
I'm not an expert in medical or fitness field but it doesn't need an expert to know which boards are needed in such forum, I suggest you have two (2) Categories.
* Longivity Category
* General Category

Longivity Category should have boards like
Nutrition Advice
Drugs and our health
Exercise and our daily living.

General Category should have  boards like
General Chat
Announcements and Introduction.

That's my 1 penny.
Good luck.