Which leads to my next question. WHY would Terrapin save every DELETED message dating back to 2009?
If it was in the database, then it was migrated. The migration reviewed every table and then ported it over here. The script was designed to be all-inclusive — sort of a better-safe-than-sorry scenario.
This and the linking to FB, twitter, reddit, digg, etc. issues. I think if you posted a poll on privacy vs. functionality, most people who frequent here would choose privacy every time. Most of us are on FB, but we kinda like the Vibes board as a more private playground that is kept within our own little community - not thrown out there for the whole world to see on FB.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds the social media sharing functions a little unsettling. I understand this is a marketing tool, but I'd prefer that my fool comments not be shared outside this realm.
Yeah, personally I think that any of the social media sharing stuff should be direct marketing messages from the home office directly to those social media sites. If you let anyone broadcast all the stuff that is posted here to those sites, I'm not sure you're going to end up with the public image that you'd like to see out there. And there's that privacy thing... Vibes has a marketing team - they should be the ones posting Vibes stuff to FB - not drunken boardies posting in L&S at 3 AM
The question is not whether someone wants to block FB stuff, the question is whether or not the Vibes management wants to let someone on here post the entire content of a forum thread to FB. As it stands now, it appears the new board allows any user to do just that. It probably just posts the link to the thread, but that's enough of an invasion for many.
We quickly discussed this there:
To add, the new message board is no more private/public than the old one. vBulletin might not have had social media, e-mail, print, and download buttons but all of those functions were available. In the case of social media, a user could have simply cut and pasted the URL of a thread into their Facebook status update to share.
IMO, the big invasion of privacy monster is Google — not Facebook. Try typing 'seany vibes' (without quotes) into Google search. There's nothing we can do to prevent Google crawlers from indexing our site unless, of course, it was a closed message board which I don't believe is something this community should do. At least the Facebook API allows Vibes to have a little bit of control about how information is shared. As anyone actually tried the Facebook button yet? I haven't linked it to the API so, technically, it shouldn't do anything right now.
Also, I wouldn't call the purpose of the social media buttons a marketing tool, per se, or an opportunity for the marketing team to broadcast messages. It's there for functionality that's more a sign of the times.
Likewise, it's creepy to see who is veiwing each thread at any given time. I don't see the need for it, but who knows.
I believe vBulletin did the same thing only different. I can't remember what version was used over there but normally readers can see who is reading a thread when they are inside that same thread by looking at the bottom of the page. They can also see who is on-line when looking at a message board's index page.
This software does all of that as well but it also parses that info within the username rollover. If you feel uncomfortable having that intel out there, IP.Board gives you the option to login anonymously at sign-in.
Oh! Also, is there a way to edit and delete individual posts in mobile?
See this post here: http://www.gathering...post__p__258481
To add, deleting posts from the mobile site is not a function right now and is something I can look into but see your next question below.
And to delete individual posts when posting from a real computer?
As it is now, VibeTribe users do not have permission to delete posts. This can easily be changed but I'll need confirmation from the VibeGuides that they do indeed want this functionality.
And can you please put a navigation jump thing on the bottom of the page to get you back to the forum in which the thread one is reading is posted's front page?
Are you talking about the "breadcrumb?" See here:
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Out-of-the-box, IP.Board doesn't offer a breadcrumb on the bottom of the page but it's something I can add to the list of To-Do's.