I imagine that there are tons of people less skilled in IT stuff that will not know how to do it even by reading your manual
I don't understand why would we need to talk about such people in our project. Then let car companies to care about everybody knowing how the car is built and how it works, so every driver should know how to fix it on his own. Background Internet is just an engineering area. So far I don't know why there are so many "IT People" which think they could be skilled in quite difficult technology world just knowing how to click buttons.
I would give the right to work on it to professionals, no?.. Look around - 95% of forum programs installed with GUI and tons of features by *newbies*, are living for about few months. Like it's said above, there is nothing long-term
. Not our game.
We never claimed miniBB is for absolute dorks. It's like a platform for integration with existing website. And if you build integrations, of course you must know how to edit plain text file and set some options. In a difficult case, this is really for coders only. That way we give possibilities for professional webmasters to earn.
Besides the program provides more speed and efficiency without GUI, I could mention that almost every program requires to enter mySQL data in a plain options file before you start GUI. I don't understand what is so difficult to open Notepad and just change one value to another. It's much faster than GUI and in this case, you really know
what you're doing, at the very deep serious level.
Of course in the future we have plans to make an extra optional GUI interface for settings and options, but so far it all perfectly works without it.