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I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 am
by HFboardsDefect
Hello all,

I am signing up for this board for the first time since HFBoards has become a complete shitshow and the mods are essentially promoting toxic behaviour and favouring Benning Haters (for the record, I'm not Benning pro either but I don't make it my life's purpose to shit on him) -- I use to be an avid lurker here and have some questions.

1) one of my favourite reasons to visit this site was inside scoops from HockeyWidow, does she still post rumours that she hears or has that pipeline of information dried up?

2) How about updating this site with a more modern forum experience? If someone can give a quote on how much it can cost, I would be happy to contribute. I truly think Canucks need a more civil forum and this would be a great platform for that as forum.canucks.com is a little too immature and HFBoards is run by psychopaths.

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:48 am
by Cornuck
Again - welcome.

HW still has some scoops, but not as often as in the past.

As for the board tech - the site owner pretty much stays out of things unless things get broken. We have an annual fundraiser during the all-star break to help him with hosting costs.

I'm not sure if an upgrade to a different forum software would keep all of the data - which is extensive at this point (and Doc needs his archives!).

We're fairly balanced and realistic, most of us are old and cantankerous. We see the realities of a rebuilding team with a lot of good prospects and some real emerging talent. As for Benning, you'll see 2 extreme viewpoints and a lot in the middle patiently waiting to see more progress - especially this year.

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:33 am
by Micky
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 am
I truly think Canucks need a more civil forum and this would be a great platform for that as forum.canucks.com is a little too immature and HFBoards is run by psychopaths.
Dot com is too easy so grown-ups become kids. As for the "other", I understand a facility that was shutdown a few years back
is due to reopen soon. ... kidding :sly:

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:42 am
by Doyle Hargraves
Holy Moly

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 am
by ESQ
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 am
2) How about updating this site with a more modern forum experience?
Welcome!

I'll be honest, this is the only message board I use, so I have no idea what a modern forum experience would entail.

That being said, in the trade-off between more features and a faster-loading site, I'm a big fan of how fast this low-tech site loads.

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:11 am
by The Brown Wizard
ESQ wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 am
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 am
2) How about updating this site with a more modern forum experience?
Welcome!

I'll be honest, this is the only message board I use, so I have no idea what a modern forum experience would entail.

That being said, in the trade-off between more features and a faster-loading site, I'm a big fan of how fast this low-tech site loads.
A mobile skin or an app is all i would change but who cares. This place is awesome

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:17 am
by Micky
Uncle dans leg wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:11 am
ESQ wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 am
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 am
2) How about updating this site with a more modern forum experience?
Welcome!

I'll be honest, this is the only message board I use, so I have no idea what a modern forum experience would entail.

That being said, in the trade-off between more features and a faster-loading site, I'm a big fan of how fast this low-tech site loads.
A mobile skin or an app is all i would change but who cares. This place is awesome
Agreed..

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:28 am
by HFboardsDefect
Something like this would be great: https://xenforo.com

It's the same software behind HFBoards and it works great. I think a modern feel, mobile optimization, and new social features will make this place great again.

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:36 am
by ESQ
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:28 am Something like this would be great: https://xenforo.com

It's the same software behind HFBoards and it works great. I think a modern feel, mobile optimization, and new social features will make this place great again.
I don't personally like the interface of HFBoards - too busy, too much space taken up by signature lines, and the result is that the site runs slower.

And we don't need to MAKE CC GREAT AGAIN, its always been great!

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:48 am
by HFboardsDefect
ESQ wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:36 am
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:28 am Something like this would be great: https://xenforo.com

It's the same software behind HFBoards and it works great. I think a modern feel, mobile optimization, and new social features will make this place great again.
I don't personally like the interface of HFBoards - too busy, too much space taken up by signature lines, and the result is that the site runs slower.

And we don't need to MAKE CC GREAT AGAIN, its always been great!
you can customize Xenforo to be much more simpler like: resetera.com

it uses the same XenForo software, I do agree HFBoards is too busy but you can use that same software to make it much more simpler

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:51 am
by Micky
Our format is awesome. Looking around the net, I see it's still very popular.

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:05 pm
by Lancer
ESQ wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 am
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 am
2) How about updating this site with a more modern forum experience?
Welcome!

I'll be honest, this is the only message board I use, so I have no idea what a modern forum experience would entail.

That being said, in the trade-off between more features and a faster-loading site, I'm a big fan of how fast this low-tech site loads.
Lemme guess, ESQ - this is your modem, right?

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Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:02 pm
by Richardstroker69
I’m down to help donate if the bosses want to change things up

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:25 pm
by ESQ
Lancer wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:05 pm
ESQ wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:03 am
HFboardsDefect wrote: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:32 am
2) How about updating this site with a more modern forum experience?
Welcome!

I'll be honest, this is the only message board I use, so I have no idea what a modern forum experience would entail.

That being said, in the trade-off between more features and a faster-loading site, I'm a big fan of how fast this low-tech site loads.
Lemme guess, ESQ - this is your modem, right?

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And craigslist is the prettiest site on the 'net! (short for internet, fyi) :lol:

Re: I used to frequent this board back in the day -- I have some questions

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:41 pm
by Micky
Just leave it the way it is.