Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other forums

This forum is for general Pajero Club announcements.
Forum rules
New topics are restricted to the management team but if you feel something is important enough to appear here, PM any of the moderators or Admin. Otherwise please place your post in the applicable section.
User avatar
SimonB
Site Admin
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2015 Pajero Sport
Location: Cape Town, RSA
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:44 pm

Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other forums

Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:52 am

I'm just doing a quick survey to gauge the Pajero Club Forum compared to other forums.

The basic question is "How usable is the Pajero Club Forum compared to other forums?"

Some people have said they struggle with the interface, so I want your opinions on usability, specifically compared to any of your other favourite forums. So be honest. Let me know why you think the Pajero Club forum is better (or worse) than your other forums. I also need the link to that forum.

Please, I'm not looking for comments on the design, like backgrounds, colours etc.
Simon Bloomer
Pajero Sport 2.5
User avatar
4ePikanini
Affiliate Member
Contact:
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2001 Pajero LWB 3.2 Di-D GLS
Location: East London, South Africa
Posts: 2790
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:38 pm

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:00 am

I am on a high latency, high packet loss connection and sometimes the widdit stuff makes my pages hang on Pocsa. Other forums not an issue.

I tried blocking it via internet options but it prevails.

The fastest loader for me is www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum

The only other gripe is that I hate uploading one file at a time on posts.
Marius Fourie
MY DIY WEBSITE
2005 Touareg R5 Air & Bi-Xenon
Image
User avatar
4ePajero
Vehicle: 1989 Pajero LWB
Location: East London
Posts: 1347
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:59 pm

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:09 am

I don't think phpBB is quite what VBuletin is as far as user friendliness goes, and it is really bad for moderation (not that we need it often ;) )

It does however get the job done.

To me the content is more important than the BB software in any case.
Gerhard Fourie
If you want to shoot somebody, make sure you aim at his head, not your own foot.
Me
Image
User avatar
macjohnw
Country: RSA
Vehicle: 2005 3.2DID Gen 3 LWB Auto
Location: Kwa-Zulu Natal
Posts: 477
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:55 pm

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:26 pm

Simon,

It would be nice to be able to view the "Subscribe" function's e-mail notifications in the mail sent itself without having to first log into the website.
2005 Pajero 3.2DID LWB Auto GLX
1999 Pajero 3.5V6 LWB Manual - R.I.P.

Extras: Free flow exhaust and a few dents due to skimpy short summer dresses, rogue steen bokkies and self-stupidity
User avatar
SimonB
Site Admin
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2015 Pajero Sport
Location: Cape Town, RSA
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:44 pm

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:20 pm

Gerard

You've pretty much hit the nail on the head - I'm considering moving to vBulletin.

Reasons:
1) Moderation and Admin is superior
2) Every time there's an upgrade I spend MANY hours doing code edits on some of the mods. Half of these mods are built into vBulletin
3) Better security.
4) My biggest headache is the user sync between the two platforms (front end and forum). It's not working properly and try as I might it's not going to work properly.

All my favourite sites are on vBulletin.

Main issue is the licence fees I would have to pay (US$285)
Simon Bloomer
Pajero Sport 2.5
User avatar
GertM
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2002 Pajero 3.2 DiD SWB
Location: Pretoria RSA
Posts: 197
Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 6:51 am

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:29 pm

The fact that most of us here are also on the 4X4 Community forum, means that we are spoiled regarding user friendliness.
A move to that platform will be an improvement.
2002 3.2 DiD Pajero SWB Gen 3
It sounds like a truck but its tough as nails

Gert
andrew.ashton
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: Pajero DID3.2 LWB Auto (2002)
Location: Randburg, South Africa
Posts: 658
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 12:57 pm

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:42 pm

My 2c worth.

I like this site's interface (as long as 3rd party ajax components are not misbehaving):

The interface is clean and way more visually appealing than 4x4forum or pajeroclub.com.au/forum/
Usability is good and mostly intuitive.
And tip-top admin, too.
Andrew Ashton
2002 Pajero 3.2 Di-D LWB A/T
Image
View my photos on flickr
daniejou
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2003 Pajero GLS DI-D 5dr
Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:26 am

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:39 pm

I agree with andrew, the admin is very active and the content is informative.
The forum does load very slowly at times, my only problem.
User avatar
HBannink
Affiliate Member
Contact:
Vehicle: Pajero gen2 3l lwb
Location: Johannesburg
Posts: 434
Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:22 am

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:36 am

Being a user and seeing the drama in implementing an upgrade on phpBB makes me sort of happy in my limited knowledge of the code and execution thereof. The Sanparks forum also runs on phpBB, they have two full time web developers and they can not get it 100% and are for ever applying patches and fixes with limited success. I have a fair idea of the hours spent in maintaining this forum and in keeping it reasonably up to date so with that in mind I am sure there is a little princess that would welcome an easier option, more time with her daddy would be so welcome :twisted:

Visual impact and interface is the result of many hours of slogging and design to get it right so regardless of platform congratulations to Simon ;)
Henk Bannink

Some people are wise, some people are otherwise
User avatar
SimonB
Site Admin
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2015 Pajero Sport
Location: Cape Town, RSA
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:44 pm

Re: Survey - Pajero Club FORUM usability ompared to other fo

Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:17 pm

The redevelopment is coming along slowly.

Is there anyone who thought they might want to blog about their travels/pajero/pajero related activities ?

Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC

Return to “Notice Board”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Login · Register

Latest Posts

Login  •  Register