Are you looking for an old school forum or a socialmedia/forum?

What are you hoping xenforo will be?

  • Just a robust forum. Nothing more.

    Votes: 28 46.7%
  • A social media script with facebook/twitter like features. Forum is just part of that.

    Votes: 32 53.3%

  • Total voters
    60

Alfa1

Well-known member
I dont want either of the options in this poll. I want the opposite of an old school forum and social media is just a tiny part of whats needed. I dont care about social media like FB or twitter. How many people want to share to twitter about their financial affairs, sexual health, addictions, gambling, porn or anything else that needs discretion? Many sites focus on such topics.

I think this poll is skewed, because it doesn't let you chose between logical options. Most people seem to be looking for a lot of other things than twitter and facebook integrations.
 

TNCclubman

Well-known member
Yes, you're right. Porn sites and the like definitely dont need people uploading pics of themselves and tagging thier friends. lol Forgot about that segment of the forum world. my bad. However, option 1 of the poll fits that perfectly.
 

Alfa1

Well-known member
Option one is nothing more than a old school forum and therefore excludes gallery, files, links, cms, blog, wiki, chat, media, and all the other things that a very large % of members here are interested in.
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
That includes me.

Of the things listed I want

Basic xenForo software and CMS. I expect the other items I want to have to hire out to be done.

I would want the CMS to be an add on item and not get in the way of current development. I would would it to be purely an add on to not trouble those not interested in having it.
 

RickM

Well-known member
Option one is nothing more than a old school forum and therefore excludes gallery, files, links, cms, blog, wiki, chat, media, and all the other things that a very large % of members here are interested in.
I dont want any of that stuff...I want a forum :)

Seriously, social networking and forums are not the same guys.

Social Networking: Communicating with friends and other people
Forums: Discussing specific topics.

Put the two together, and you get a Facebook Page.
 

Alfa1

Well-known member
Yes, it seems that most people either want a powerful forum or they want a wide array of applications.
This poll should have 4 options.
- old school forum
- forum with facebook & twitter
- forum with addons(gallery, CMS, Blog, groups, etc), including facebook & twitter
- forum with addons(gallery, CMS, Blog, groups, etc), excluding facebook & twitter
 

kyrgyz

Well-known member
Are you looking for an old school forum or a socialmedia/forum?
Old school forum is a thing of the past. It might still be good for the cave men and inmates. ;)

Vast majority of people want to be connected to the world around them in multiple ways.
 

Vincent

Well-known member
If you want an old school forum, I'd go for PHPBB2 or PHPBB3 (which is a little bit better). You don't need to pay for a software than ;)
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
I really like the forum functions out here. It does not have all the toys but is one of the most pleasant posting experiences I have ever had.

Lets change that. This is the most pleasant posting I have ever seen. Things seem more intuitive and it flows so easily.

I can easily see why someone just wanting a forum and nothing but a forum would still love this.
 

kyrgyz

Well-known member
I honestly think Forum should be viewed as an addon itself to the user management system (UMS). It's not more or less than Blog, CMS and Gallery.
 

CBI Web

Well-known member
I want "just a forum" with the ability to add mods that suit the needs/wants of the members of that forum. If I run 5 forum sites, they're not all going to need/want a gallery; not all will require multi-media, and so on. I like to customize my sites according to the people who visit them, starting with a solid core (i.e., just a forum) and expanding out from there.

This saves my site from having useless stuff floating around on the server, even if it's disabled; and it saves the forum devs from having to bloat the software with every little new thing that comes along.
 
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