So when exactly will Sitepoint move to Discourse?

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  1. CM30

    CM30 Regular Member

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    I mentioned their move here before, but jeez, they're taking a very, very long time to change forum software.

    I mean, they started talking about Discourse in February. It's now August. That's more than six months to change forum software to a new script.

    Yes I know forum migrations take time for large sites. But I've done them for medium sized ones in about a week or less, and most larger site migrations I've seen have taken at most a couple of months, not more than half a year.

    So when will they finally switch like they promised? And would you say they're currently taking too long?
     
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    PhoenixDown Regular Member

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    Do you know why they are switching to discourse?
     
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    nice read as to why they are moving to discourse and why it's taking a long time http://www.sitepoint.com/sitepoint-moves-to-discourse/

     
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    Sounds like they want to create reddit
     
  5. Superboy

    Superboy Most Likely, I'm Insane.

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    This quote alone explains so much about how I feel about Xenforo and other software. I literally saw this and i was like "That's exactly what i think."

     
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    s.molinari Regular Member

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    This might end up being a big mistake.

    Although Sarah mentions some things, which might be better for the users, I personally don't completely see the merits of the change from a user's perspective. The fact they are hiding the design as a surprise might just backfire completely. I guess, we'll see.

    Scott
     
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    The comments are very interesting. The Discourse system Sitepoint is getting is a beta hosted version and Discourse is handling the migration. I wonder how they can then expect to modify the software, which was one of the reasons for the change. Hmm.... A hosted service, but fully root accessible? Interesting.

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