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Offline the_darai

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Concerning Premium Features
« on: February 23, 2014, 06:15:11 PM »
I want to conduct a survey on what you guys think of the features that we're paying for in the forums. If you  guys like them, I'll consider paying for them, otherwise I won't waste money on stuff no one's interested in using/will not use.

So please tell me. I want to hear your input!  :)

EDIT:

Premium features include PM/Email based topic subscriptions, board email frequency, the ability to send board-wide emails more often, and no second ad on the board front page. Most of features for admins and mods include tracking of PMs sent by the warning system and the ability to see the editing histories of users.

Other features and details are HERE and HERE.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 04:22:10 PM by the_darai »


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Concerning Premium Features
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 06:18:25 PM »
It would be nice if you would make a list of those premium features. I don't know any except for the music player.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 06:20:03 PM »
The Premium includes PM/Email based topic subscriptions, board email frequency, ability to send board-wide emails more often, and no second ad on the board front page.

Added this to topic opener~
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 06:58:43 PM »
I don't see any difference.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 07:03:29 PM »
With the Premium gone, users can't get email/pm-based notifications on the topics they've subscribed to and there will be a second ad on the bottom of the main page.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 07:06:07 PM »
I don't know if it's just me being a cheapskate; but, aside from the Email notifications, I personally don't think these features are enough to be worth $8 a month  :-/
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 07:15:50 PM »
Well most of the other features are sort of useful for the admins and mods, such as tracking of PMs sent by the warning system, the ability to see the editing histories, PM logging, and a larger board wrapper that allows 20,000 to 50,000 characters.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2014, 08:26:01 PM »
Quote from: "Aura24"
With the Premium gone, users can't get email/pm-based notifications on the topics they've subscribed to and there will be a second ad on the bottom of the main page.
I'm not using e-mail subscription. I also have a Ad blocker.

You should switch to self-hosted forum software such as phpBB, SMF, IPB if you have some money to buy a hosting service. It gives full customizability.

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2014, 08:32:46 PM »
That kind of thing has been suggested before, but we would lose members, forum content and others in the process of the move - http://klonoaforums.com?topic=9052313/1/

We're still looking into that though.

The features are also for users who want to experience them or at least want some features most existing forums have.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2014, 07:58:43 AM »
Quote from: "Aura24"
That kind of thing has been suggested before, but we would lose members, forum content and others in the process of the move - http://klonoaforums.com?topic=9052313/1/

We're still looking into that though.

The features are also for users who want to experience them or at least want some features most existing forums have.
I found a converter here, maybe you can try.

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=1761395
Code: [Select]
==ZetaBoards TO SMF/phpBB CONVERSION INSTRUCTIONS==
[Scripts tested with SMF 1.1.4 and phpBB 2.0.22]
Before you begin, you must make the following time format adjustments:
In the Administration Panel:
Admin CP -> Board Preferences -> Board Clock:
Change the Standard Time Format to the format matching "Mar 2 2008, 01:23:45 PM".
Change the Join Date Format to the format matching "Mar 2 2008".
Change "Use relative times" to No.

You're set.

==REQUIRED STUFF==
A Web Server with [preferably] MySQL.
Forum Software (phpBB2 or SMF) installed on this web server, configured and ready to go.
Database Access - need to be able to INSERT and TRUNCATE (usually available with most hosts)
Python (versions 2.5 to 2.6 will work, but Python 3 will NOT work!) -- download from http://www.python.org
**N.B. Read all comments in settings.py to understand what each setting does! Setting bad settings may result in a poor quality conversion (missing stuff), a broken board, or no conversion at all.

Note: If you want to do a conversion as a guest user, create a blank text file called "cookie.txt", then skip step 2 below.

=POSTS AND TOPICS=
1) Change some settings in settings.py (edit the file)
table_prefix
When you set up your forum software, what prefix did you use (default will depend on the exact software used; it's usually the product name plus an underscore; phpbb_ or smf_)
URL
URL to the board's root (usually something like http://s<number>.zetaboards.com/forumname/)
If you use a custom domain, enter the primary domain here.
ZBURL
URL to the board on zetaboards.com (usually something like http://s<number>.zetaboards.com/forumname/)
Enter the zetaboards.com domain here even if you use a custom domain.
lockimage
Location of the "Locked" icon which appears beside a locked topic on the board view
[[Member settings]]
RANDOMNUMBER
a randomly chosen number used to generate member passwords; put any 9-digit-or-less number here.
groups
Member groups on your forum (postgroups excluded). The left side of the colon is the Invisionfree name, the right side is the SMF group number/ID. For phpBB, 1 means admin, any others mean regular member.
postgroup
(SMF Only) Definitions for postgroups, IDs as in SMF.
2) Run the zetaboards_get_cookie.py script (Windows: double click it; *nix use "python zetaboards_get_cookie.py" as a command).
Enter your username and password when requested. This information is used to grab the board cookie.
3) Run the members_topics_posts.py Python script
4) Import the SQL batch files categories_forums.sql, members.sql and topics_posts.sql and to the forum database using the "utf8" character set (encoding)
5) To notify members of the new passwords (randomly generated), run the pm_passwords.py file (configuring settings.py first to suit your needs).
[in settings.py]
waittime
Time to wait (in seconds) between successive PMs. Default is 0, since ZetaBoards apparently allows "flood" PMs, though
this may need to be higher in the future, if flood control is added.
msgtitle
The title of the personal message to send
msgbody
The text in the personal message. %%0A is a line break (new line), %s is the password (use this only once!)
If you must use a % sign for any reason, place two of them (%%), only one will show up in the PM. Failure to do so will result in a failed script run!
6a) [SMF Only] Find and repair any errors, Recount all forum totals and statistics (both in Admin/ Forum Maintainance)
6b) [phpBB only] Resync all boards.
=FINAL TOUCHES=
Make sure to set your forum permissions correctly.
Manually add any moderators, themes or other settings.

=BUGS/INCOMPLETE CONVERSION NOTES
-No spoilers
-Limited membergroup conversion
I also recommend taking forum offline while doing this.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 07:59:32 AM by Rupurudu »