BTW this led me to an interesting bug in NodeBB. This URL:
Shows me an error that I can't view this topic but the topic title is shown in the URL.
Edit: This seems to be a bug in a plugin that @exodo installed/created? Can't replicate this on a clean install.
We use a plugin that limit people who can view it depending on the title used
+18, +hd , +prv etc
Each tag gives different limitations based on post, user registration date etc
The implementation here, is for a "good enough" solution for small boards where dbsearch is more than adequate.
While I admire your quest for a "good" search engine for NodeBB, one simply won't exist natively here, a third-party solution must be utilised. We will try our best to tweak the dbsearch results (e.g. implicit AND being one change we ought to adopt), but I personally am hoping for someone to develop an amazing search engine for Node.js so I can use the library as a module
However that may well be unfeasible for a variety of reasons, Node.js not being the right tool being just one of those
I guess some backlash should be expected, new users won't suddenly come out of the woods, so you can only lose some of your active users in the first period after the conversion.
But can we expect 5%? 20% 50% decrease in traffic? And what's to be expected of the situation a few weeks or even months after the conversion? We would move because we think users will stay engaged more with notifications, mentions, modern looks, better usability. We also expect new users to sign up in bigger numbers because this will be easier (SSO) and also because of the improved usability and better looks. But that's all theory so far.
Some real life stories about conversions of big boards would be most welcome