The forum you are watching is a quite old piece of software (punBB) and we need to update it to get on track with current forum technology.
During Panotour Pro 2.0 private beta testing, we were studying another forum engine (phpBB) and it appears to match what we need.
So this old forum will end at some time and will be replaced by a brand new one. During this phase, some revamp can be done as it is the good time to do them.
What we have to have:
- All users, threads, posts, images from the old forum should be transferred to the new one. The history should not be lost.
- Categories / forums / sub-forums will be same as the old one, but may be organized differently because of the language.
What need to be discussed:
- I don't like the old forum as it is too long on the page. The English, French languages are the same level. It works when you have 10 entries but not with the number of entries now.
The real question is 'language master' or 'software master' ?
In language master mode, we will have 2 languages as main entries and several sub-forum under it ( autopano, panotour, etc )
In software master mode, for each software forum, we'll have a French sub-forum. This is the illustration in attached screenshot.
- With this new forum engine, many new options are available. And I'll sure you'll populate this thread with a lot of ideas.
Why not have two seperated forums - selectable on start? Either English OR French? I donÃÂ´t think many users NEED BOTH languages at the same time