Pligg Support

Pligg is great but it doesn't really work as a forum. I feel the old pligg support was much more user friendly and that this format is holding pligg development back. Anyone else agree?

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    Well this one is nicer but less effective when it comes to posting a question or answer with html code. The old one was simple to use with all the features to post code and html. I felt so embarrassed and frustrated when I was trying to post an answer this morning. It took me an hour with no success to explain the steps that include html. I ended up posting the answer on my server and provided a link.

    Maybe a pinned post about how to use Html and what is allowed would be of great help. That is the difference between the two forums.

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    I suggest that you place code snippets on and then include a link to it within your comment. Similarly, you may need to depend on other third party services to host files if you are unable to attach them using the provided tools on

    UPDATE: I've now added a new "Help" tab to the story page, which gives users directions on how they can use the Support area. It also includes a list of suggested file/snippet hosts that can be used as alternatives.

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    There were a number of (mostly technical) reasons why I chose to retire the vBulletin forum, but what I consider to be the most important reason for switching to the current /support area is so that we can showcase Pligg CMS on our website. Pligg is a versatile system that can be utilized in a variety of ways, from social networks to community support desks like /support. The demo ( gives users a look at what Pligg looks like out of the box, but /support represents what can be done with a little tinkering and creative thinking.

    Perhaps a solution to some of the complaints would be to elect a few community moderators who would have the ability to change the status of posts. I haven't been able to moderate content much myself due to other work obligations (outside of Pligg). If anyone is interested in taking up this sort of position, please leave a reply to this comment and I'll review your posting activity to see if you would be a good fit.

    If anyone has any other suggestions on how we might be able to improve the current system, I'm all ears.

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    I also like the old support forum. I think the voting system used here doesn't work really well. Some valid questions that didnt get enough votes are buried down :(

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    The forum was actually a nightmare to maintain. It also took a ton of server resources which increased Pligg's operational expenses.

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    Yes, the forum was better for me.

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