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AVForums and Digital Point moving to XenForo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by blackfriday, Nov 20, 2011.


AVForums and Digital Point running XenForo in 2012?

  1. Yes

    42 vote(s)
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
  1. blackfriday

    blackfriday New Member

    Yes, as you know, both AVForums and Digital Point are moving to XenForo. It has been confirmed by Stuart and Shawn respectively. Those are big ones and very active communities.

    Threads: 1,379,783
    Posts: 14,996,587
    Members: 269,129

    Digital Point
    Threads: 2,155,527
    Posts: 15,747,882
    Members: 507,667

    I believe that they are going to wait for the Kier's big-board search solution and some custom addons being ported to XenForo. So the question is: do you think that this is going to happen before the end of 2012?

  2. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I understand this is O/T, but is there a point to the poll?
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  3. blackfriday

    blackfriday New Member

    Yes the poll is to allow people to guess/bet if both forums will be running XF in 2012.
  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I think you just like creating polls. :)
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  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    The way that 1.1 has been marketed as is just major release of the software, as in a massive list of new features. I have not heard talk about Big-Board Search function being added or included into xenForo 1.1. With IGN being onboard the xen ship, I think it's even more motivation to include Big-Board Search. But because Big Board Search is a huge project by itself, I have a feeling that it's going to be delayed until next year.
  6. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    The search solution is going well the last time I asked. My understanding from Kier and Mike was that the big board solution was something they'd like to release as soon as possible, but given how IB has been throwing punches left and right, no doubt they've been trying to get it out; but are having some setbacks given how many hours there are in a day :p
  7. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I heard that they'd like to release it soon as possible, but it doesn't look likely at this point.
  8. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    Not really fair to give them a timeline, even if they do confirm it. Besides, no one really cares (that much) until it is actually done.

    Just sayin'.
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  9. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    How so? XF 1.1 is almost labeled as stable, which means that their focus would shift to the search add-on and the Resource Manager. "Soon as possible" sounds about right still.
  10. tafreehm

    tafreehm Well-Known Member

    if its already been confirmed, then whats the poll for ?
    oh and if they are moving, I m moving too.. ;)
  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Have you ever looked around digitalpoint.com, and seen what an absurd amount of stuff we have built over the years? A tool to track historical search engine position changes (which over 100,000 registered users use), a tool to track your stolen computer, MASSIVE marketplace (10,000+ domains/sites *currently* for sale), an entire ad space bidding platform, etc, etc...

    I'm not exaggerating when I say we have more than a million lines of code to rewrite for XenForo in order to keep existing custom stuff working.

    That being said, it will be ready when it's ready... not before.

    Sadly, they don't code themselves... but definitely working on it.

  12. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    A million lines of code you have to rewrite to switch from vB to xF. :eek:

    I don't even know how you can expect to have XenForo up and running within 12 months from now, I mean a "million" lines is humongous.
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  13. Kacee

    Kacee Member

    Just want to throw in something, we are moving our board to xenForo too. Some stats:
    We are working on rewriting and reimplementing features to xenForo to suit our needs, xF removes a lot of un-used stuff and add tons of nice features; unfortunately there are some missing pieces, like Big Board Search that isn't going to use Sphinx so we are working on an add-on that search our board using Sphinx.

    Also, there is one thing that I love about xF is that the template system is extremely customizable, our xenForo board looking nothing like xenForo at all, we are developing a whole new front-end to match our other part of the networks.

    Funny thing is, I only know about xenForo a few days ago when I did some research about forums software to see if we really need to build our own, that would be hell of a project.

    And few days is enough for some "proof of concept" to be made and decided upon. xenForo is great to work with.
  14. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    What a weird poll. So 'Big-Board Search' is a version of Sphinx search engine?

    Congrats for moving over. Xenforo is doing a lot of things right.
  15. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Nice to see the larger boards moving over.
  16. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Kacee's version sounds like they will be based off the Sphinx platform :)
  17. blackfriday

    blackfriday New Member

    May I ask the URL of your forum?
  18. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Tease :p
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  19. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    may i ask (hope that's right on english:D ) what virtual forums is?
    alexD likes this.
  20. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

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