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Old 08 Nov 2016, 14:34
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Even a good mobile theme would be great for this site... or possibly an app.
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Old 08 Nov 2016, 14:54
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I said that the mod addon wouldn't have to be rewritten if you were to move to vb4
I'm not seeing a responsive style anyway.... http://forum.vbulletin-germany.com/forum.php

Unless I'm missing something.
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Old 08 Nov 2016, 15:10
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I know things are slow around here but this thread is beating a dead horse.

What would be great for this site is more developers.
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Old 08 Nov 2016, 15:31
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Originally Posted by ProSportsForums View Post
What would be great for this site is more developers.
More developers to do what and (most important) for whom? Forum market (talking for all forum scripts) has shrinked so much last years. Much more for vBulletin. Give a look to Mods section and check how many downloads most of new mods have. Not even 20 even if most of them are really good mods. Do you know what was "20 downloads" 5 years ago? A per day average download. And now is a total for 3-4 months.

From the other side don't forget that there are mods almost for every need. Coding a 2nd (or worst, a 3nd) mod for the same use is a waste of time for any developer.
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Old 08 Nov 2016, 15:47
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Originally Posted by NickTheGreek View Post
More developers to do what and (most important) for whom? Forum market (talking for all forum scripts) has shrinked so much last years. Much more for vBulletin. Give a look to Mods section and check how many downloads most of new mods have. Not even 20 even if most of them are really good mods. Do you know what was "20 downloads" 5 years ago? A per day average download. And now is a total for 3-4 months.

From the other side don't forget that there are mods almost for every need. Coding a 2nd (or worst, a 3nd) mod for the same use is a waste of time for any developer.
True Nick, things have really gone downhill in many ways for forums in general and releasing free mods here just does not stir up the kind of activity and interest that it used too. I do miss those days..
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Old 08 Nov 2016, 16:08
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I do miss those days..
Me too. So much !! My problem is not to code a new mod for Free if I knew that I'll have the amount of downloads that I had years ago. But to waste at least a month for coding and then see 10-20 downloads only, it breaks me.
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Great derail guys, good to see this thread offtopic. Now if it were just closed, it'd be perfect.
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Old 08 Nov 2016, 17:19
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Originally Posted by Replicant View Post
Great derail guys, good to see this thread offtopic. Now if it were just closed, it'd be perfect.
Your post is off topic.

Very sorry sir.

It would be great to have a responsive site for us here but it is not happening.
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There is a free mobile theme for vb 3.8. Why not just install it? It couldn't be that hard.
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Originally Posted by CarpCharacin View Post
There is a free mobile theme for vb 3.8. Why not just install it? It couldn't be that hard.
There's a bit more to it than simply installing a new style. But even if there wasn't, it appears to me that the man in charge has stated that there are no plans to make vBorg responsive. Personally, I think it would be a great deal of work for a marginal benefit.

I may be biased though...I'm one of those weirdos that uses my phone for voice communications only, and my PC for the internet, like a "grup."
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Old 09 Nov 2016, 13:08
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I'm one of those weirdos that uses my phone for voice communications only, and my PC for the internet, like a "grup."
No serious developer or programmer would ever use a mobile device for that purpose.
I wouldn't say you're a "weirdo" in that regard.
In fact, if landline phones weren't nearly $100 a month I wouldn't even own a mobile device.

Frankly, I do not now nor have I ever understood the need to be social 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

I know the reality is more people now use mobile devices than desktops but those people aren't developers or programmers.

Or maybe I'm just getting old and soon every post will begin with "Back in my day ..." and end with "Get off my lawn!"
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Everything is turning more and more mobile and as a developer site I would think it would be a given that there would be a mobile theme.
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Old 09 Nov 2016, 15:01
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
Everything is turning more and more mobile and as a developer site I would think it would be a given that there would be a mobile theme.
It serves no viable purpose here since no one in their right mind would even attempt to download and install add ons or modifications with a smartphone.

Furthermore, most smartphones now display full 1920 X 1080P resolution so the work that goes into such a project would only benefit the few people whose mobile devices are incapable of displaying full resolution.

What would typically be hidden on a mobile theme to conserve page load cannot be hidden here, otherwise the primary purpose of the site would be invisible to mobile users.

If a mobile theme is ever developed for this site it won't be for vB4.x in any case. It will be for vB5.x and the entire site will be redone, a project which is so time consuming I can't imagine it ever taking priority over core software development. <insert $0.02 here>
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Old 09 Nov 2016, 15:32
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Originally Posted by ProSportsForums View Post
It serves no viable purpose here since no one in their right mind would even attempt to download and install add ons or modifications with a smartphone.

Furthermore, most smartphones now display full 1920 X 1080P resolution so the work that goes into such a project would only benefit the few people whose mobile devices are incapable of displaying full resolution.

What would typically be hidden on a mobile theme to conserve page load cannot be hidden here, otherwise the primary purpose of the site would be invisible to mobile users.

If a mobile theme is ever developed for this site it won't be for vB4.x in any case. It will be for vB5.x and the entire site will be redone, a project which is so time consuming I can't imagine it ever taking priority over core software development. <insert $0.02 here>
Most of the activity here is just posting and replying to posts. Every day I use my phone for this and I'm actually using it right now only it is not a good experience at all trying to post using a desktop theme.

A mobile theme even if just for browsing the forums would be very easy to install and would benefit this community greatly.
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
Most of the activity here is just posting and replying to posts.
And therein lies the problem. The site tagline is "The Official vBulletin Modifications Site."

Most of what is being posted and replied to are modifications which are no longer even supported by their all too frequently missing developers.

I'm not sure how a mobile friendly site encourages development of add ons and modifications but if you can think of ways it might I'm sure the brass at vBulletin is listening, just as they always have. You know them, always thinking of the end user first.
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