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Are you going to stop all the xenForo forums appearing?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Neal, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    One of the thousand things that annoyed me with vBulletin is all the vB forums that people create just to earn money from the name. I know it ends up good for vB in a way as it is free advertising, but it gets confusing and damn annoying seeing all the sites for vB. People new to the software could also, im my opinion, get misled thinking they are on a genuine site, etc.

    Are you going to limit people using your brand for their own gain? A mod site could be a good idea, or perhaps a mod section add-on to this site, operated by you of course.

    I'm seeing sites appearing already for your software, and it really is silly. If you want xenForo information, come here, simple!
  2. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Many of the sites are fansites that'll be offering services and or products.

    Others are skin or development sites offering products and services.

    Also, Mike and Kier have already stated that they will be making the modification and design community part of XenForo.com, so as to not cause the schism that is seen by vB.com and vB.org; its just a lot more logical as well. 
    Doctor likes this.
  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Neal-UK and Doctor like this.
  4. Ruven

    Ruven Well-Known Member

    Strange... dont we have a bunch of people here already turning out XenForo related sites?
    Im guessing that XF cant regular the simple use of the word "Xen" right?
    Hence why we have sites like XenDesigns, XenPortal, XenAddicts, XenStyles, etc...
  5. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Xen or Foro in domain = ok
    Xen and Foro in domain = not ok
  6. Ruven

    Ruven Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that makes sense.
  7. Mythotical

    Mythotical Well-Known Member

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
  8. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    theforumsxen? :D
  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    They own the .net extention, so I'm guessing that they'll have something like vb.org when they can. The difference is, this time, they own it from the get-go, not like before, where another person owned vb.org. That's the difference here.
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They said part of Xenforo.com, not any other domain.
  11. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    *head itches* I don't see the logic behind that, I'm used to the idea that xenforo community is a feedback forum - and them modifying the forums into a modshop [I'm not sure if this is true or not, I'm guessing from experience at VB.org.] is going to make it like hm. well. a little too.... to put it nicely, crowded.
  12. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    I think it would be better in one place rather than two.

    You see it all the time at vbulletin.com, "How do I do X?" and the reply, "questions regarding modification should be asked at vbulletin.org" - To me it would be nicer to have it all together.
    anotheralias, DoctorWatsOn and Jethro like this.
  13. KenSmith

    KenSmith Active Member

    I absolutely agree that one place makes more sense than two. You can divide the forums to make clear the distinction between XenForo product support and third-party add-ons.
    I always found the vb.com/vb.org thing to be an annoying distinction.
    DoctorWatsOn likes this.
  14. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Obviously xF has every right to protect their trade mark, but I don't see why people are opposed to third party fan/support/addon/style sites, it's just good competition which ultimately helps the development of the software.
  15. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Regarding the add-ons though, I think it's better to keep these centralized. Better to have one strong add-on community than several weak ones.
  16. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Why would one solution be better than competing solutions? Surely competition drives development.
  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Because in this case, a big add-on community brings all coders / developers together, which is more important than two or more competing for 'the best site'.

    In other cases I would agree with you, but when we talk about add-ons, multiple communities offer no additional benefit.
  18. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I don't want to have to jump around a bunch of different sites to find the addon I want.
  19. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Then don't, stick to the one site, but like sticking to one supermarket you have to accept that you might not always get the best deal.
  20. Waddy

    Waddy Active Member

    Why does bringing people together necessarily equate to a good thing, some people like to collaborate, others prefer to work alone, competition in software development is just as important as in other walks of life.

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