Another car site with ancient (1990s!) forum software that is still active:So long as those have a robust search function, I love those old BBs. I still frequent a couple with a bunch of friends around the world:
Forums also can't survive if they have a bunch of bots loading up their servers but not contributing to ad-relevant view countsJust visited another oldie I used to frequent back when I was gonna get myself an old Fiat -- ultimately never did, but joined that forum and enjoyed learning about them.
They used the ancient BBS style back then, but looks like they have finally updated:
Forums are having hard enough time surviving, so it seems like putting a lock on the front door would do more harm than good as for growth and livelihood?
I have never liked the "walled garden" approach.
That's just the home page of the forum. :facepalm:Absolutely hate that format. Vortex has always been simple and clean without tons of huge avatar pictures/signatures, big flashy stuff is great for kids seeking wizbang of bold fonts and flashy pictures. Personally like the text vs picture crazy links.
If I wanted all the garbage of multiple windows open at the same time I would open them, but having running rows of "interesting topics" ect on the right side might as well be the same garbage of FB.
To the overlords of Vortex, if this is the future, you can count me out.
it just depends on how they set it up. Xenforo can be made to be simple and clean. Look at Omegaforums.net and planet-9 for example.That's just the home page of the forum. :facepalm:
it just depends on how they set it up. Xenforo can be made to be simple and clean. Look at Omegaforums.net and planet-9 for example.
Everyone also hates change. When youve been use to something for years, it gonna take a while to get use to the change.
It will be for the better.
This platform is terrible after being on forums with xenforo.
Xenforo is quicker, safer, and more modern.
FTFY. ALL the vertical scope forums that have upgraded are crap. Forums needs to learn from yahoo farking up their bulletin boards 6 feet under by trying to shove a social media facebook wannabe layout.Xenforo is bland, bloated, and has a layout designed by a 3yr old.