More addictive to visit/post in. Yes or no?
For the most part at least.I wouldn't say it addictive but rather that here is an environment where the community can and are bouncing ideas off each other, making suggestions and collaborating further in a civilised manner where point a gets to point b without it turning into a flaming match.
Agreed.For the most part at least.
The software itself is much more easier to use, and makes browsing more intuitive and friendly; I already stated having tried to use vB again after a long hiatus that it feels awkward, and I miss functionality offered by XF.
This is so very true! visually this site is very appealling, the cut down minimalism is very refreshing, many have tried to capture it before, but failed frankly.I too find other alternatives seem bloated, not just in features but visually in page layouts. Perhaps the easy viewing and painless navigation here is the reason (imo it is) which is a good thing, because you suddenly realise that the features you think you needed are features you didn't really need at all.
Without this turning into "other platforms" related I feel the guys at IPB are absolutely brilliant. They have stay in touch with their customers. Not just on a short term basis but for near on 10 years. That for me speaks volumes about these guys and I can personally see Kier and mike doing the same here. They continue to stay in touch and produce an excellent solution and the rewards for them will come rolling in. You gain the respect from your customers and you really have something. Like i stated, I mention IPB because Matt and charles have really set the benchmark because they've done it for so long and their home is an environment customers want to be around and become involved in.I can see the same happening here. My opinion, but i feel the best is yet to come as the product matures and the customers start getting their hands dirty and then we will see a community in action.Xf ruined other forum platforms for me. I'm used to a snappy response, and when I go to [list competitors here] based forums they respond very slow to me now.
Browsing experience can increase the addictiveness; easier a forum is to use/browse, the more likely someone is going to stay around.The software in itself won't make a forum addictive imho, only the people and the discussions does that.
I have found the discussion on this board being very interesting and to be able to follow the development of a new forum software is really fun.
So sure, it is quite addictive. But not more so than some other sites I like.