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    Why is XenForo so expensive

    Hush. Don't give them funny ideas.;)
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    Why is XenForo so expensive

    The board I briefly got involved in trying to save (by moving it to Xenforo) uses open source code as a base but then had to have a programmer on retainer and still lacks features we take for granted on XF. You get what you pay for.
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    Why is XenForo so expensive

    Maybe it's my 20+ years in IT talking, but a perpetual license that costs the same whether you have 10 users or 1000 seems like a hell of a deal to me. In my world, you would pay for a server license, then some kind of user-based licensing, or maybe per processor/core these days. And you would...
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    Why is XenForo so expensive

    What are you comparing it to? I find it a pretty good value as software goes. The fact that they will still sell me a perpetual license rather than trying to milk me for subscription fees is a good thing.
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    Hosting

    No, you do not. Xenforo only sells software. You'll need to find a host and register a domain. They do have a cloud solution coming up but it is not free and only covers Xenforo and first party add-ons. Third-party add-ons won't be supported.
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    Anyone built a writing forum and story publishing site around XF?

    So holy crap, this is going down. Still trying to get some other board members involved, esp. in figuring out where the money is coming from, but I have a business plan and have been prototyping the site on a private dev. AMS is definitely where I want to go. Seems to replicate the story...
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    Anyone built a writing forum and story publishing site around XF?

    So ... when I posted this 3 years ago, I was mostly speculating. Now it's threatening to become a reality. The owner of my writing site is shutting it down on Sept. 1 and for reasons we may not be able to take it over and just move it off of her servers. So, I am drafting a proposal to take over...
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    The people that we ignore shouldn't write to our profile

    As mentioned. Thread 'Upgrade the ignore function to 'block' / Blocking Ignored Users https://xenforo.com/community/threads/upgrade-the-ignore-function-to-block-blocking-ignored-users.59636/
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    The people that we ignore shouldn't write to our profile

    Is there not already a suggestion or two for a blocking system?
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    Polls per Post

    I would want to have security and admin settings separate from those for thread-level polls so I have some control over it, but I like the idea in principle.
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    XenForo Cloud discussion

    Will Canada be one or would a Canadian site have to be hosted in the EU or US? (says a Canadian who is used to being ignored by the big boys :D) So far, I like what I am hearing. Unlike some existing sites, I could probably actually get some use out of this. Would just have to see how it fits...
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    Using XF LifeTime?

    Just to be clear, my board ran without paying maintenance for about 3 years. No problems noted. Paid for a year when we finally realized we were falling badly behind on updates and upgrades and have kept it up since. So, no, Xenforo does not hack your board to make you buy maintenance.
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    XenForo Cloud discussion

    Had this been around 7 years ago, we might have gone for it. We are a small board and only have a couple people who have IT backgrounds (me being one). Even at that, we've stayed with shared hosting rather than a virtual private server or similar since we both have real lives to deal with...
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    Duplicate Search Box in Private Messages

    Not sure that's what the OP looking for. This talks about enabling admins to search all conversations. I think the OP is talking about being able to search one's own conversations, e.g. for messages from userX or with keywords x and y, something I have run up against before, too. Unless there's...
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    GDPR discussion thread

    Canada's new CPPA has borrowed a lot from GDPR so it could be coming here. However, it is still making its way through Parliament and could stall if we have an election soon.
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