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Suggestions for new forum

Michael N3LI
Michael N3LI Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in New Ideas
GetSatisfaction is pretty bad forum software, so I wouldn't be too surprised if they didn't have many customers. 

Some thoughts on what would make for a good forum:

One of the biggest items would be the ability to mute trolls. In this way people who want to act in a way that trolls act can still post, but those of us who are just trying to use the forum to share knowledge can mute them.

I run a number of groups.io forums, and they have many features - sub groups, files, moderation if need be, database, wiki, and yes, the ability to mute others. They have both paid and free versions, and my people love them.

I have almost quit posting because of the trolls, and would love to participate in a better forum.
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  • Martin AA6E
    Martin AA6E Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    It's not that GS is so bad, though there are many improvements we could think of. What's unforgivable is to **** itself up with so little notice to customers. One may also wonder why Flex couldn't see the writing on the wall. Having to port a complex community so fast leaves little time to weigh the alternatives and optimize. I only hope we don't get painted into a corner. Stability and good support are probably the most we can require in a new service. Bold or risky directions, not so much. Open source and portability, double plus good. I like groups.io for my "amateur" lists, but whether it would make the grade for Flex, I don't know. Hey, "points" are nice! Maybe we could cash them in on new Flex gear?
  • Michael N3LI
    Michael N3LI Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    <Hey, "points" are nice! Maybe we could cash them in on new Flex gear?>

    Ohhhhhhh! I like the way you think! 
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited June 2020
    GetSatifaction had many customers, all of which are a bit miffed as we are, that we were given 3 weeks to plan a service turn down, secure and validate the data.  And start looking for a replacement.

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