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danpmor
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Why does the main page look like this?

Post by danpmor » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:12 pm

When going to the main page it looks completely different than the rest of the pages. Is it supposed to look like this?

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Re: Why does the main page look like this?

Post by Morgan22 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:15 pm

That's how I see it. I always start there when visiting this site.

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Re: Why does the main page look like this?

Post by nisiprius » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:19 pm

Yes. The administrators mostly stick to phpBB without customizations so that they won't have to reimplement things every time phpBB is updated. However, the main "landing" page is a bit of special coding.

In the very earliest days, it actually showed a pair of parallel columns of the most recent postings in the Bogleheads and the Morningstar "Vanguard Diehards" forum (now called "Bogleheads Unite.")

It is possible that some forum members may prefer to bookmark the Board Index page, index.php , and use that as their normal entry point.
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Re: Why does the main page look like this?

Post by danpmor » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:26 pm

Makes sense!

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Re: Why does the main page look like this?

Post by Oicuryy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:43 pm

This site was originally just an index to a Morningstar forum. Now the main page is an index to the Bogleheads forum. The look hasn't changed much in seventeen years.

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Re: Why does the main page look like this?

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:55 pm

nisiprius wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:19 pm
It is possible that some forum members may prefer to bookmark the Board Index page, index.php , and use that as their normal entry point.
In fact that is my normal landing point, so that I can see if there are any notifications waiting for me. Then I switch to the "main" page.
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Re: Why does the main page look like this?

Post by Barry Barnitz » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi danpmor:

Check out the wiki page---> The Bogleheads® for a brief history.

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