clarkwinkelmann The only big issue I've seen with large forums is the number of tags/categories, because the core extension managing them is not designed to handle many at the same time. But seeing you only have 4 categories this shouldn't be much of an issue.
Even boards is a consideration. We have a custom mod for tags, our tags are not boards, but I'm thinking of merging them. Currently they look like this, and we specify them while writing the title of the post.
As you see in there, known tags will get replaced with a small image, and other unknown things remain in text. Other than that there is no special feature for tags such as finding by tag name.
clarkwinkelmann I'm a bit more worried by the 1688 users online at the same time. Is that in a 5 minute span ? That's impressive.
No no, those stats are calculated per day, not in a 5 minute span. It was the maximum number of users online on a single day. Currently we are experiencing from 200 to 600 users depending on the day (more likely active users on weekends). I'm pretty sure that will scale as we are running this on a Linode server. Don't know the exact details, as I'm not the original maintainer.
It's really interesting service, but I'm not sure if we will be able to hire someone for the process. The whole forum is free for everyone and not even a penny will be collected as part of donations. It is completely a community forum and is maintained by a guy called as Riven there, with his own costs in his own time.
I'm not allowed to even ask for that, as he stated it at first that he is not interested in putting any money on this. He agreed to give me a dump of the database only after I assured that I won't charge him anything extra, it has to run on the exact server. We can only upgrade the PHP versions and MySQL versions that's it.
I think I rather will tackle with this on my own, all I need is a little bit of pointers, like the documentations. There is also no ETA on our work, we will only do the migration after it is proven to work.
Don't get me wrong, I'd really opted with you if this is my own site, but unfortunately I'm not the owner. I'll pass him on this information anyways.
SHC Thinking about this, I have got two problems:
- Logins for the users, there are a lot of users who are currently logging in with Facebook or Google.
- Large number of left over links (there are possibly millions of them).
As I said earlier, I'm mainly thinking on these two things. I think I'll probably create their accounts and enable authentication with OAuth. I didn't notice Google login here, so will it be possible to add it to Flarum without disturbing existing Facebook and Google logins?
And regarding the links, I think I have no other choice rather than emitting 301 redirects, but a lot of 301 redirects are usually bad for the SEO. Could you suggest how you tackle that @clarkwinkelmann?