Forum format and searchability

Forum format and searchability

Postby zorinista » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 am

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Morning all!

just took the plunge and wiped my win10 in favour of ZorinOS Lite.

Love the speed - google images load in a flash on an Acer with just 4gb ram, whereas win10 had slowed to an absolute crawl after the latest updates - 1+ min for each page!

Feedback here is about this forum itself.

Where ZorinOS and site is a lovely, clean look, this forum looks old, outdated, like something from the last century. Worse, the search function is almost completely useless. Fine for me, I can use Google to find what I want, but will no doubt leave new or even average users unable to find what they need to know.

Perhaps this is intentional - encourage users to upgrade to the paid versions. But if so there's a flaw in that logic. People who need access to free software (penniless writers like myself) are highly unlikely to do upgrade.

Anything that can be done about the look / search?
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Re: Forum format and searchability

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi and Welcome to the Zorin forum. Yes I know where you are coming from and know it has nothing to do with enticing users to get the paid version. I joined at version 4 and shortly after that it changed to the one you see now. Originally the next major release to be based on Ubuntu 18.04 was going to be released anytime now is going to be late January 2019 - timed with this release will be a new website, the intention of its structure to be like stack exchange so please be patient. ;) :D

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Re: Forum format and searchability

Postby zorinantwerp » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:33 pm

I fear the day our users are no longer into a position to access the huge knowledge database when switching to an uptime system.
Mods are always keen on helping out despite the 'cripple' search engine.

We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.
I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, Zorin Group.
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