You're gone wayyy too far in what you beleive but actually no it still makes no sense.
It is profitable for google to put good results outsider their advertisement space. No one really knows the page tank algorithm, but it is really efficient.
And as I seen many times most "seo friendly" adaptations are simply trash. I almost always find the content I searched for. Yup, content. That's what's important for page rank. But when Facebook and Twitter for exemple got popular, they both (first twitter) got well made mobile versions of their websites. They just got it right. At start, they weren't the huge corporations we know today. They were already growing, but it because users started to prefer mobile friendly stuff that Google and other engines followed.
They are designed to search meaning full content. Yes, they do some shady stuff in the background, but actually, not really on the search engine part, it is efficient and that's why the largest user base is still Google. They got it right. Google started Small in 1998.
Also, I never heard medias talking about forums, or a such kind of commiunity 😅
W are now way too off topic. I think that's a discussion for another place.
EDIT: That last words i had with @vanilla13 are really offtopic. I feel like it should be moved or deleted.
I rename this discussion to anything you like, but I missed the point competely in this talk
Well that's obviously true. But why should they? Just releasing source code to the public doesn't include a duty to answer any question. That wasn't my point. I'm just totally perplex that a company making money by offering software as a service, dares to present their customers an editor which regularly makes my browser groan.
Composer is a bless. It's great to have a list of libraries available at packagist.org and being able to install them with a simple composer require eierlegende-wollmilchsau.
composer require eierlegende-wollmilchsau
I ended up nuking the old install and rebuilding it. Much easier and quicker...
I have already sent an email to the provider asking to clear this up. I am not a native either and a common language (luckily English if I may say as a Dutchman) used between non-natives has only one function and that's to communicate.
I am just pissed off as I lost 850 members when they moved the website to another server but obviously that has nothing to do with Vanilla.
Anyway, for those who are still here, life goes on!
By coincidence I just sumbled over this gem: https://board.asm32.info/asmbb-v2-9-has-been-released.328/
Not everything that could be done, should be done 😁
Seems like your superpower is impatience.
The three mentioned people above will most probably tell you (more politly than I can) that this is the
Community-based support for open source Vanilla forum owners, developers, and theme creators.
They surely give support if needed but not for all Vanilla open source related questions. Those questions should be answered by the community if possible. This community is full of kind volunteers, but since they are volunteers, they do not offer a 24/7 support.
But just take a cup of coffe or two and I will have answered both questions (though I'm not able to solve those problems)
Turns out it can't be done. I even tried exporting the database and importing it to MyBB and from MyBB to Xenforo but it just fried. Vanilla clearly made it to where you're stuck with them in a dead end piece of software.
For free, it's hard to complain. But it would have been very easy to make some money off of offering upgrades and such to the free version. The SEO is simply horrid.
In just three days of Xenforo's SEO my numbers have tripled and my site is number three on results of a search.