Originally Posted by scale only 4 me
Makes ya wonder Ken how RCG or FG or all the other sites do it fine,, but here we get stuck with some disfunction software over and over,, the whole point was to elliminate problems.
Same users, same pictures on RCG download for viewing 4-5 times faster than here, because the other site reduce file size on upload,, this has to just be a box to check in the admin panel, what's the big deal?
You are absolutely correct that "the other guys" are just fine while we are still dealing with software issues. And if we had completely thrown out the "old" site and come back up with a brand new site on vBulletin we wouldn't have the problems that we do now. But since we had to migrate all of RCU from the old software to the new software we brought many of the problems from the old site here to vBulletin. So why would we go through all of the hassles of the move if we still have the same problems here? Simple, with vBulletin we now have the capabilities of fixing those problems where we didnt' with with old software. The system that RCU used to be ran was put out by a company that went out of business many many years ago. Back then the owners of RCU made a choice to stay with the software and simply made code changes to it themselves. Which worked fine when there was only one programmer doing the coding and he knew where everything was. But the bad thing about that was that the software became very "fragile" and when we moved to the new owners the team of programmers had to learn everything that was customized in a software that no longer had any support system at all.
RCG and FG made the choice long ago to run on vBulletin (the same as we are running now), and RCU stayed on the software they were on. It was a choice made that turned out to be a hassle because the company that wrote our software went out of business, and vBulletin (which by the way is OWNED by our parent company, Internet Brands) was developed, supported, and grown to become a very good software platform. When we moved our site to vBulletin we brought over a bunch of issues from our old software, but now we have a dedicated team programmers to address all the issues we have. Unfortunately those fixes aren't happening overnight because of the size of RCU. Heck, in just pictures alone RCU has over 26 million pictures uploaded by users and attached to the forums. Because of the size of RCU fixes unfortunately take a bit of time, but they are happening and Internet Brands is dedicated to making RCU right.
Hope this helps