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I have been asked why I do not use ocf.
Here are a few reasons.
 * ocPortal has no arcade and both ipb and smf haveh one.
 * You need to know php in order to make a shop that has things like change name, change avatar and other forum related things. Both IPB and smf have an add on that has these features, Granted the one made for IPB is made by one of the worst ipb modders out there but I think some one else is making another one, The one for smf is nice though.
 * For IPB there is the army system, battle system, and inferno rpg. ocPortal only has ocWorld which does not have the abilities of the 3 for IPB. In fact at this moment I am merging the battle system on my site with the ocworld in order to give my site some more flexibiltiy.
 * IPB has the ability to remember if a forum was collapsed/closed/hidden, on ocf when you close a forum it reopens when you refresh the page.
 * Ipb's shout box is at the top, granted you can have the shoutbox for ocPortal on the top with a template edit but you still have to then make it stretch.
 * The shoutbox has more features and can be even counted as posts.
 * The shoutbox does not have to be cleared every 500 shouts in order to keep it from slowing the site down.
 * IPB has a new myspace like profile view - its an add on for 2.1 but comes standard with 2.2. It allows you to comment in member's profiles, add them as friends and the profile lists friends as well as last visitor.
 * The search tool for ipb is better in that you can click on a member and find all the posts and or topics that member started. I mean its just one key, you click on their profile and their is a drop down box to see that members posts, that same drop down box is also in the topic view of 2.2.
 * Their are the different topic views.
   * The linear view which makes the first post always show at the top no matter what page of that thread you are on.
   * Then there is the outline view which shows the first post and the other posts are only showing the tittle
   * Then there is the standard view.
   * A member of the site can have which ever view they want with out effecting other memebers.
 * At the bottom of the page it shows page load time as well as how many sql queries as well as the cpu ussage. -I have been working on a add on to do this in ocPortal

Those are things I like about ipb incompared to ipb and a little of smf.
Below I will list things I do not like about ocf.
In the profile view I could not find out how to remove fields I did not want
huge problems with the permissions and members not being able to post.

Remember I like ocPortal very much and I even fight to get people to use it.




Last edit: by amichan

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I believe the items in the boxes are the items you raise related to forums whcih I will spend more time looking at over the next week or so.

Amichan said

* ocPortal has no arcade and both ipb and smf haveh one.
What is an Arcade? Shows how much I know about forums doesn't it!!

Amichan said

* IPB has the ability to remember if a forum was collapsed/closed/hidden, on ocf when you close a forum it reopens when you refresh the page.

 * The search tool for ipb is better in that you can click on a member and find all the posts and or topics that member started. I mean its just one key, you click on their profile and their is a drop down box to see that members posts, that same drop down box is also in the topic view of 2.2.

 * Their are the different topic views.
   * The linear view which makes the first post always show at the top no matter what page of that thread you are on.
   * Then there is the outline view which shows the first post and the other posts are only showing the tittle
   * Then there is the standard view.
   * A member of the site can have which ever view they want with out effecting other memebers.

OneRingRules said

 A function to mail or bring to the attention of other members selected posts would be worthwhile. Also the ability to email a post outsidethe site membership with appropriate links to OC site to bring a prospective member in
  



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This is my arcade.
http://petite-princess-yucie.com/forums/index.php?autocom=arcade

I remembered a few other features.
The online list shows where a member is atin IPB
All changes a admin makes in the admin cp are recorded so you can know who made what changes. Well skin changes are not recorded.


Last edit: by amichan

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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