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    Hi guys & gals,

    I'm looking into purchasing the vbulletin software as my new forum, currently running phpbb2.18
    My first question is:

    Does vbulletin support a 'lofi' version of itself, as invision board does? I beleive that facility will be very useful to the 15% of my viewers who are dial up.

    VB 5.4.1 - PHP 7..2.4 - MySQL 5.5.56
    No Addons - none at all.

  • #2

    There is the archive (linked at the bottom of every page), which should do what you want.
    Best Regards
    Colin Frei

    Please don't contact me per PM.


    • #3
      Note that the Archive does not support posting or interacting with the forum in any way. It is designed almost exclusively for search engines.

      I think it need to be on the development workboard that vBulletin 3.6 or a future version ships with a style that is free of JavaScript, Attachments, Avatars, etc. and which works with cell phones/PDAs (WAP 2.0) and for others with similar needs.

      Until such a time that this is done, there are some unofficial plugins over at such as MobileAlabama.
      Last edited by feldon23; Mon 19 Jun '06, 7:21am.


      • #4
        You could easily make a 'lofi' template of your own, but I'm sure you were aware of that. There is no official template like that that I'm aware of, although I would be very interested in one myself. I tried viewing my forum on my Treo this weekend and was amazed at how difficult it was... I plan to make an extremely minimal template that will work decently well on PDAs.


        • #5
          Anyone can make a lofi template if they spend enough time. The point is nobody should have to.


          • #6
            There is actually code for reply / post within the archive its just commented out, I had intended for 3.5 once the datamanagers were out but I didn't have enough time.

            I might try for 3.6 again if I have time.
            Scott MacVicar

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            • #7
              Cool news Scott, thanks!


              • #8
                Users can choose not to see images, avatars and sigs which is great for those stuck on dialup
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