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Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on April 30th, 2021, 05:07 AM »
Quote from Nao on April 24th, 2021, 11:04 AM
Honestly, I haven't the faintest idea about the current state of SMF.
Had I been forced to guess, I'd have said they were advancing at their own speed (i.e. a turtle?), which after all is the reason why I left the SMF dev team to focus on forking it.
Then again, SMF was born around 2003 or so, and it made a lot of progress in 7 years. While it's natural to understand it wouldn't move at a higher pace in the following 10 years (80% of what's need in a forum was already implemented, what else could be done that's not in Wedge already?), it's a bit of a let-down if it's true they haven't done much progress.

ElkArte is a very heavy modification of SMF. It however focused on different areas and isn't really following the same philosophy as Wedge.
Then again their forum also seems to be more active than mine. But obviously it doesn't automatically mean they're advancing faster.
Also, they really need a designer to help with their forum layout, ahah.
I don't consider myself a designer, but my work on the main Wedge theme, I consider better than what Elk and SMF both did. I really wouldn't mind if I found some of it in their software. Come on, even the little details I focused on back in the day, such as doing some JavaScript magic to have user mini-profiles align along their long posts vertically, now that's done with standard CSS -- in this case, position: sticky does the trick.

Anyway. I'm not here to judge anyone. None of us at Wedge, Elk and SMF make money over our work, as far as I know. It's always a passion project. That all 3 of them are still active 10 years after is a testament to how committed we all are.
Have heard ElkArte, a heavy modification of smf 2.1 but really do not see it. At least not by the appearance. Not that I'm not giving them any credit though.

SMF has not made a single progress for close to 10 years now, unless you mean invincible progress.
If they are not up in being free why not made it paid software and join the market properly?
For goodness sake even phpbb is fully responsive. Nothing to worry about though, serious forum owners will opt to pay for the likes of Xenforo anyway.

Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on April 22nd, 2021, 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.
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on March 1st, 2019, 04:00 AM »
Quote from Nao on January 29th, 2019, 12:06 PM
Dear "Sabrina" from Paris (?!), I would love to meet you in real life. Please, tell me more about the assurances obsèques you tried to innocently link in your quote to another message! Lol... Spammers are getting creative, I guess.

PS: Lol, this topic is so outdated, the guy seems to have switched to XF in the meantime... I still use Wedge on a daily basis on my other sites, and wouldn't change to anything else for the world, but of course your mileage may vary.
Sorry, switched over to Xenforo when I couldn't get a lot of things to work for me.
Wedge is your brain work and remained by far the best Smf fork so I can understand your prosulation, it no doubt can comfortably sit side by side with Xenforo 1x.
That said, Xen 2 outclasses every other Forum software. I mean forum software not all those cms bloats.
Off-topic / Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
« on December 21st, 2015, 01:37 PM »
Furaha ya Krismasi marafiki zangu.
Other software / Re: Arantor back on SMF Team!
« on August 3rd, 2015, 07:49 PM »
Quote from Nao on August 1st, 2015, 09:50 PM
I wouldn't blame England for Pete, just like I'd ask you not to blame France for me... :P
Some of the people I respect the most are British.
Not blaming England for him, just said the smf inherited ENGLISH Politics and it is currently destroying it.
English -  Nicely Rude.
French -  Totally Rude. :eheh:
Other software / Re: Arantor back on SMF Team!
« 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.
Maybe he solved the 'problem' himself.
Support / Re: Suche eine german language
« on June 19th, 2015, 03:58 PM »
Quote from forumsearch0r on June 19th, 2015, 10:25 AM
According to your horrible grammar, I actually wonder what you need a German language for. :P
Your English is worse than his German. :eheh:
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on May 15th, 2015, 09:47 AM »
Thanks @CerealGuy, I never noticed thought have it's own files I thought it's been executed in sources.php like smf.
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on May 8th, 2015, 08:11 AM »

* Now moved the wedge to the root domain -

* The Nginx config posted by @Pandos above is not working, the Nginx server restart is failing which means the config if not properly set so I have to revert to non pretty url for now,.

The forum is still on pre-launch which means the access is restricted.
More coming.

Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on May 5th, 2015, 01:22 PM »
^^^ Mod please remove the post above, my edit time has passed.
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on May 4th, 2015, 12:43 PM »
Thanks for the Config, however, I can't get it to work on the subdomain.
I already have another config in the main domain which looks like this

Code: [Select]

server {
listen 80;
listen [::]:80;

root /var/www/;
index index.html index.htm;

# Make site accessible from http://localhost/

location / {
# First attempt to serve request as file, then
# as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
# Uncomment to enable naxsi on this location
# include /etc/nginx/naxsi.rules

# Only for nginx-naxsi used with nginx-naxsi-ui : process denied requests
#location /RequestDenied {
# proxy_pass;   

#error_page 404 /404.html;

# redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
#error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
#location = /50x.html {
# root /usr/share/nginx/html;

# pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on
#location ~ \.php$ {
# fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
# # NOTE: You should have "cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0;" in php.ini
# # With php5-cgi alone:
# fastcgi_pass;
# # With php5-fpm:
# fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
# fastcgi_index index.php;
# include fastcgi_params;

# deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root
# concurs with nginx's one
#location ~ /\.ht {
# deny all;

# another virtual host using mix of IP-, name-, and port-based configuration
#server {
# listen 8000;
# listen somename:8080;
# server_name somename alias another.alias;
# root html;
# index index.html index.htm;
# location / {
# try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
# }

I added the config under it, maybe it is causing the problem, should a add the config as a separate server block? in The Nerdng Config?
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on May 3rd, 2015, 04:26 PM »
Quote from Pandos on May 3rd, 2015, 01:22 PM
Just take a look at the documentation :)
I am getting this error
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
Maybe I don't have the permission to view the documentation?
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« on May 2nd, 2015, 02:28 PM »
A short update: I have finished every settings needed in the Admin Control panel.
was busy yesterday on my friend's grandma's funeral but ended up doing a lot at night.
Posted the second Facebook campaign yesterday even and have received 8 'book a space for me request' from my  800 'friends'.
I will start the launch countdown imminently I figure out the Nginx rewrite config.
Off-topic / Re: My Journey with Wedge.
« 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...