Is proboards going to work better for the more technologically "special" people like...you know...just...some people here?
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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
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.)...
Free forums can actually do almost everything you listed in the pros there, Jaimee. I've done all of those things except i think keystrokes.
One thing free forums doesn't have that i value is multiquote, but i don't think our group uses that much.
I saw some other dancing fruit smilies while I was looking around... pineapple, papaya, mango. Hilarious.
Well, I couldn't figure these things out... it looked like the banner was for upgraded accounts only, I didn't see a place to change all the icons, and preview mode was only there if you clicked "preview" vs. it being the default mode. But I also only spent a day working on it and I'm sure you're much more adept at it than I am! Amanda probably has already sent you the links by now, so let me know what you think!