true forums/messages board software please!?

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methilnet
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true forums/messages board software please!?

Postby methilnet » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:25 pm

Can we get a true forums please? Something that is usefull and useable pretty please?

Current solution is a annoying, inadequate, combersome to use and is far from been a forums. It is more like the bottom page comments section that should note exist most of the time.

Here is a list of problems with that thing you called a forums.
1: No topic threading, ordering etc.
2: No sticky for warnings, announcements, etc. One of the main goal of a forums.
3: Navigation is unintuitive and hard to follow. To much bling bling a la Facebook/Google+, Example the "Like link" You like it, good for you but how can this be usefull to me or anyone  else. Care to explain how that thing can be of any help? upvote, downvote, usefull, right answer, instead of social media like feature could be usefull.
4: More compact display, smaller font size and pertinent informations in the topic listing.
5: Font size is a major issue for many user. It has been reported since september and still isnt fixed.
6: Pictures of OP and people that answered in the listing is useless. Another social media thing that is polluting the display with useless information.  That thing is a Google+ copy/paste.
7: Status of a post, "not answered" What If it is not  a question? I'm not asking a question every time i post something. We might want to post a suggestion, feedback or ask for feedback,etc.
8: Search function defaulting to the whole "collab thing" while i'm in a specific section. Best way to send people to the wrong section and have them do thing the wrong way on the server or the desktop.


Current solution is "Zimbra Collaboration" instead of a real forums software. Why not use the right software instead of deep throating everyone with that "Social Media Collaboration crap"? It is crystal clear it is not the right tool for the task.


Someone tired of wasting is time with a useless tool!



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true forums/messages board software please!?

Postby jorgedlcruz » Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:51 pm

Hi methilnet,


Thank you for your feedback, as always we really appreciate it, specially if it's well explained and focused like this one. I sent the suggestions to the team, so I hope that somebody of the team will come soon with more answers than me.


I know that we will have improvements in Zimbra Social 9.0 for the Forums part, and I know that we are also following some of the Community advices for this improvements.


In my personal opinion I do really like the upvote downvote like other Technical Communities have like Stackoverflow, etc. And I hope that Zimbra Social will include something like this in the future.


Thank you, again, for your feedback.

Jorge de la Cruz https://jorgedelacruz.es
Systems Engineer at Veeam Software https://www.veeam.com/
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true forums/messages board software please!?

Postby cyber7 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:48 am

I too would like to see the forums returning to true forums, not trying to push users into the zimbra social environment...
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true forums/messages board software please!?

Postby jorgedlcruz » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:52 am

Hi cyber7,

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass the feedback to the rest of the team.



Best regards
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Systems Engineer at Veeam Software https://www.veeam.com/

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