Website migration to Xenforo

TransAmDan

Forum Admin
Staff member
What's all that forign stuff at the bottom of the 'Whats new' page?
To be removed, some spam posts that got imported in from the last forum. I'll fix that now.
 

TransAmDan

Forum Admin
Staff member
Hi
Well done with this. it seems to be much more user friendly forum than the last website, although I haven't looked at it properly yet in any detail. I suspect you'll still get the same questions from people whe can't be bothered to read the whole thread, like Where are we meeting? What time are we meeting? Are we still meeting after Brexit?, but as Douglas Adams said "Never underestimate the inventiveness of complete fools"
Hi, good to hear from you. Hope you are keeping well.
Yes I'm sure we will get those questions, even when I post events on facebook of meeting times and places I still get questions of where we are meeting.
Still learning about the forum myself, tweaking things, and working out best ways to use things. It will build up with more content.
 

TransAmDan

Forum Admin
Staff member
To be removed, some spam posts that got imported in from the last forum. I'll fix that now.
Fixed. The profile posts were from a couple of years ago, just spam ones.
 

Stephen CA

Core Member
I'll have a good look about and see if I can get it to crash and if I can post pictures etc. I think the FB effect may not help, people don't look at posts in any depth. Not sure what the answer is, however, I've got an idea.
 

TransAmDan

Forum Admin
Staff member
I'll have a good look about and see if I can get it to crash and if I can post pictures etc. I think the FB effect may not help, people don't look at posts in any depth. Not sure what the answer is, however, I've got an idea.
We used to have many more users until they went to Facebook. Facebook is so easy to use but it us full of rubbish. So my thought was if I could get something simple to use, would users come back..
 

TransAmDan

Forum Admin
Staff member
Spam post blocking is working awesome. Usernames and IP addresses are checked, they dodgy ones are put in a queue to be approved and the reason why they are there(the block list which flagged it up). I can then say treat as spam and remove or let it in.
 

Stephen CA

Core Member
Some clubs (Hayling Legends, SADCASE) send out monthly e-mail newsletters giving details of events and shows, club news, for sale items etc to club members. I wonder whether there would be a way of creating a bulk mailing list to members to let people know what was going on and hopefully draw them back into the fold and to look at the improved website? A lot of clubs don't even have a web presence outside of FB which can put people off because, as you say, there is so much rubbish on FB people get bored of using it. At least this way you have the chance of drawing people in without them having to deal with the usual FB nonsense.
 

TransAmDan

Forum Admin
Staff member
Send out monthly e-mail newsletters giving details of events and shows, club news, for sale items etc to club members.
Yes certainly a good idea. I'll get something going along them lines. The newsletter to have links back to the website too.
 

TransAmDan

Forum Admin
Staff member
1 year on since we switched from Vbullletin to Xenforo. Where does the time go.
Impressed with xenforo, less resources required from the server and seems to give us what we need for a website/forum.
 
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