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sad to say but I'm researching other forum platforms at the moment. I really was attracted to the Vanilla overall design - I think it's a modern looking design with a great intutive interface for non technical posters or first time users. My few members like it also.
However, I have spent so much time solving issues after my initial install (several days ago) that I feel I need to cut and run now before my forum membership grows.
Some problems include:
Facebook login - tried the fixes searched the forum and web nothing including this "solved" thread worked http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/comment/135221#Comment_135221
Text editor - So many posts (many unanswered) of text editor issues including from me. These days people expect to write a comment in bold or italics without seeing or using code, upload an image easily, get a smiley, and post a link without issue.
**Mobile view **- mine didn't work without a fix and the first time this issue was reported was back in 2010. I shouldn't be apply this fix 2 years later on the new V2.
There's several more "bonks" aswell.
I hate to criticise because the people who design forums like this work hard to create these products and I don't like to sound ungreatful.
Bottom line - if the product isn't user friendly for site owners who don't have coding knowledge then it will always be a product with an elite user group and not one for the masses. And, if that is the goal then so be it.
Good luck with future developments - I'll keep a keen eye on new releases and reviews.