Just to confirm a few things for everyone.
The beta forum is updated with new faster mailback code, the live forum will never be updated with this code. The reason for this is without hours of patching other fixes first I cannot get the mailback fix to work, it simply isn't worth the time.
As a result the live forum will get slower and slower as time goes on hence why I am as quickly as possible writing the beta forums. I have to be sure it is bug free before I release it.
As for the duplicate posts, I have no plans to change the current system as it works well and the time taken to check for duplicate posts even in the largest of threads/boards is tiny (milliseconds).
On my list for speeding up the beta forums is:
- Enabling compression of static files (images/css)
- Removing some badly written SQL in the board listings (might save a few milliseconds)
- Use as much HTML5 as possible to use browser rendering instead of images.
After this I will make the beta forums live with 2 themes (TGC Modern/TGC Classic) TGC classic will be one colour only I am afraid at least for the first build but the new version will support all the new features of the beta forums and will be very fast to load.
The final point to add is, I know many users think the beta forum is very generic at the moment at looks simple. That is in some ways intentional and it makes my life adding new features easy as the code is simple tidy and has no fancy style stuff. I want to release a mostly back end fix version first (trust me there are a hell of a lot of changes in there just most are not noticeable) then I may do a whole new design on a new beta forum v2.
If anyone has any comments on this let me know, I have been supper busy the last 3 weeks. However tomorrow is a TGC coding day so once I have got some stuff done for Rick I will try to get the forum code closer to being completed.
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View the beta TGC forum progress at the url below View beta forum