I’m a student and I want to create a NodeBB

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    Maybe it's an idea to place version info in the footer wich link to the blogpost. Something like this.


    So it would be something like this.

    Copyright (c) 2018 NodeBB | Contributors
    version (v1.8.0)

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    Latest version of NodeBB doesn't require this dep anymore, so maybe try pulling the latest master?

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    @belstgut said:

    Not really sure what all the hype about mongodb/redis lately is, if you can use well tested sql databases.

    MongoDB is well tested too. But beyond being super stable, it is screaming fast - far faster than any relational database, it has amazing sharding properties, it speaks native JSON, it is getting a massive amount of active development, it is considered the native database for Node.js on which NodeBB is built and it scales like crazy.

    Now the big one.... when using Node... those "well tested sql databases" are not well tested. MongoDB is far more stable and tested than any of them and, in fact, lack of highly reliable drivers is a major issue for relational (what you call SQL) databases.

    So there are very, very good reasons to use NoSQL, especially MongoDB specifically. Speed, stability, battle tested, native, etc. I'm not actually clear on any upside to using a relational database here. Relationships are nice, but would they add any value at all in an online community infrastructure?

    Also, I should note, some online communities that we have dealt with have scaling issues specifically because they eschewed this advice and went with those "well tested" relational databases. Once they grew and got busy they were unable to keep pace and they bogged down and had to throw crazy amounts of money at keeping respectable performance when MongoDB or other similar datastore could have been faster for cheaper.

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    hmmmm I guess what you're looking for is something like how Facebook works, you can drag and crop your avatar after uploading? That's something we'd love to have in the future, in the meantime just hang tight (and make use of your MS Paint 😉 ) 😛

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    @julian Any clue when this will be? And where can we see the changes?