Even some of us in "first world countries" are on fixed incomes.XF is priced at the sweet spot imo.
Saying that... its pretty sickening to watch people jump down a guys throat because he thinks its expensive. And ive only read the first page of this thread.
Not all of us come from first world countries.
For a lot of people buying XF = a weeks wages.
So lets remember that.
I understand putting yourself in the shoes of the developers and their issues, but it shouldnt come at the expense of your fellow consumers.
There is no need to attack the guy, showing him the differences between prices of competitors should be enough.
And maybe giving him examples of quality affordable or free options would be nice too.
I bolded that part because i keep saying that this should be the XF theme song....
And now there's XenForo. It's like a hybrid of everything I've ever needed and wanted, no more, no less. Not too overly feature rich, just right, with only the essentials. What a real forum software should be like and LOOK like. So now I'm done searching, and it ends with XF.
IPB's forum only package next to XenForo...... you say IPB wins yet you are unable to say what these 'looottt more features' as you put it are. I don't go in for 'just because I said so' ... elaborate so I can compare features please.If I were a level-headed, unbiased future forum owner, and I sat what is currently XF next to what is currently IPB, IPB wins, that's all I'm saying...
You shop the complete opposite as I do. The first think I do when considering a purchase is to see what is available and what meets my needs. Price is secondary. After I find a few that meets my criteria, the time comes for negotiation between features and price. Only then is the decision made.It's the price that get's considered first, then it's the product.
I'm not unable to explain the difference, I just don't want to I'm not here to sell IPB (or XF) licenses, and frankly, it would take a very long time to sit down and create a list of differences between the two...so instead, I'm just stating the fact/opinion that IPB has more functionality than XF.IPB's forum only package next to XenForo...... you say IPB wins yet you are unable to say what these 'looottt more features' as you put it are. I don't go in for 'just because I said so' ... elaborate so I can compare features please.
Man that reminds me of the "Tenner a month" area on CIX which was the precursor to Demon Internet in the UK (one of the first ISPs to be created). CIX and Compuserve were my passion back then.And some have been online since 82.
You can get an idea of the ACP from HYS threads, and from what I've seen, I'd switch just for that .Will get 1 license on the $100 bucks day, if I like what I see I may get more in the future. Not even sure what the ACP looks like. And already paid my fair share of software that I don't use, driven by hype.