Vote on Moving the Group to a Private Site - Page 6
Poll Results: Would you like to move to a more private platform on a different website?
0% (0)No, I want the group to stay here on MDC even though it will likely never be private
35% (6)Yes, I absolutely want to move to a site with privacy
64% (11)I'll go whichever way the majority votes
Okay guys I hate to do this because you've worked really hard on the current forum, but I'm wondering if the Proboards one may be more user friendly and easier on the eyes...... Anybody willing to check it out? It seems easier to navigate and more of a look that we're used to with the MDC. I haven't looked at the Freeforums site on mobile yet, but on the computer I'm having some concerns about it. I was having navigation issues right away. I consider myself well-versed in discussion board usability, and the Proboards site made more sense immediately when I logged in and I was like "oh this is so familiar." I'm not sure if it's a theme issue on Freeforums? DH is looking at both right now. He said visually speaking that Proboards is way more user friendly.
I just want to make sure everyone is happy with things before we completely switch over. Will check back in shortly.
Okay so one thing I'm observing is that the Freeforums site looks way better and is more user-friendly on mobile than on the computer. I assume it's just a theme issue on the computer then?
DH is doing code stuff and adding emoticons to Proboards just to see how it looks. The mobile site looks good so far too. There is a mobile app you can purchase for $2.99 but I'm not sure why that's necessary because just going to the desktop site thru my cell phone brought up what looks like just a mobile site anyway. Maybe you get something extra by purchasing the app.
I haven't seen that feature but the signature thing shouldn't be an issue since we aren't growing our group to outside members and I'm sure we can all agree as the small group we are to just limit our sigs.
There are calendar settings, news feeds, shoutbox (this is cool!), private messaging.... There is no chat, though. I'm not sure how big a deal that is. We're used to chatting through threads.
I'll PM Amanda and Jaimee shortly.
Joanie, I think you're right. I really like the look of ProBoards better and it is easier to navigate. I think we should have everyone join both and we should vote. I want Amanda to take a look first, though, and see what she thinks since she set up freeforums and will set up a proboards for us as well. I do think it's important that we know how the setup works so we can adjust as necessary.
But some of the pros of ProBoards so far: profile titles, nicer looking avatars and messing set up, preview mode for posting (so you're not looking at bbcode), we can change the color/theme and upload a banner, we can change the icons for pretty much everything, keystrokes work for formatting (like bold, underline, italics, etc.)...