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  • I would rather spend my time trolling for bass on a lake than on a forum about stuff I do all day every day.



  • @djhic said:

    I would rather spend my time trolling for bass on a lake than on a forum about stuff I do all day every day.






    But would you rather create a new thread in order to reply to an existing thread or fish?



  • my bad. i noticed i posted in the wrong spot right after i posted. that was my first post ever.



  • @djhic said:

    my bad. i noticed i posted in the wrong spot right after i posted. that was my first post ever.




    By now you should understand the developers of this forum "thought
    outside the box" when designing this forum and added a midleadingly
    labeled "post new topic" button to the spot on the form where
    traditionally a "reply to thread" button resides. Brillance!



  • @Mike_R this Website 200 migrations later, and this forum is still a prime example of bad software choice.

    People chosing bad software is a worse problem than the ones who write it, because why waste time writing good stuff if customers will chose the shitty, cheaper one?


  • sockdevs

    @fbmac said in Trolling:

    cheaper

    And therein lies the root cause of the problem.



  • @RaceProUK phpbb is cheaper than nodebb, and it works, unlike nodebb.


  • sockdevs

    @fbmac Isn't NodeBB free?



  • @RaceProUK They pay for the hosting. After discourse, I don't think cost was the problem.


  • sockdevs

    @fbmac Is NodeBB more demanding than phpBB? Genuine question, btw: I've never seen a direct side-by-side comparison.



  • @RaceProUK It requires a VPS, and mongodb uses much more memory than MySQL for small databases.

    PHP on share hosting consume 0 memory if there is no traffic, and MySQL can host many databases in a single instance.

    In a large site like this one the metrics would be different, maybe it would end being similar.

    But I'm annoyed that the pager was not changing the page in the topic list for me now.

    Most popular forum software is probably xenphoro anyway, phpbb would just be a different WTF.


  • sockdevs

    @fbmac said in Trolling:

    PHP on share hosting consume 0 memory if there is no traffic

    I wouldn't call it 0, as mod_php will still be loaded in the process. But I get your point.



  • @RaceProUK I mean it would be a single mod_php instance for many websites (in shared hosting)


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @fbmac said in Trolling:

    MySQL can host many databases in a single instance.

    All the better for me to sql inject with, my dear :)



  • I'd just like to point out that "not using resources when the site isn't being accessed" is a pointless feature for a forum that constantly receives requests at all times.

    Also, MongoDB is perfectly capable of hosting multiple databases in one instance. Just like every other database server.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @fbmac said in Trolling:

    shared hosting

    The fact that you bring up shared hosting as a candidate for anything other than Side Bar WTF makes me not want to trust your information on this subject either...



  • @ben_lubar said in Trolling:

    I'd just like to point out that "not using resources when the site isn't being accessed" is a pointless feature for a forum that constantly receives requests at all times.

    That's the case I can test, and in the case of Discourse it generalized to a populated forum as demonstrated by TDWTF.

    And the bugs, this shit is barely useable...


  • sockdevs

    @fbmac said in Trolling:

    And the bugs, this shit is barely useable

    I bet we'd be saying exactly the same about phpBB if we were using that ;)



  • @RaceProUK phpbb is shit too.



  • @ben_lubar said in Trolling:

    MongoDB is perfectly capable of hosting multiple databases in one instance

    Yes, it's just that you need 50% of Azure's total computing resources to scale it :rolleyes:


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