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New site - Vanilla 2 or stable

edited October 2009 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

We currently have a website ( made in joomla and a forum ( in phpbb3.
At the very least we would like to move away from phpbb3 (security updates, lots of fake accounts) and I have read good things about vanilla.

What would you recommend for building a new site: the stable release or take the plunge with Vanilla 2.
It's a gaming community website and forum so any downtime related to vanilla bugs would be annoying but not critical. We don't loose revenue or members or so because the site isn't working for a day.
We also have some people that are fluent in php so some minor editing is also possible if required.

I think we can start with the Vanilla 2 beta release unless you think it's just not good enough or has too many problems for the time being.


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    Someone said the vanilla 2 will release the stable release at the end of oct.
    I think you can wait for a few days.
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    I've recently updated from Vanilla 1 and have thus far only encountered 4 minor problems.

    1) The import didn't index my old discussions so the search doesn't seem to know they exist.

    This isn't a problem if you're creating a fresh Vanilla 2 install.

    2) Line breaks are sorta annoying... See this discussion for more details:

    3) The "Vanilla Replies" plugin doesn't work at all for me, but it's disabled by default anyways, and not everyone wants it either.

    4) I had some weird issue with updated discussions not being pushed to the top of the list, but that seems to have solved itself out. Not sure what caused it, not sure what fixed it.

    It's stable enough for me and I'm happy with it ;)
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