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Forum Runner acquired by Internet Brands

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rho Delta, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    I just paid for a branded app by Forum Runner... their email says not to worry and nothing will change... but what happens when my license expires a year from now? Should I be worried?
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Me, personally... if I bought something from a company that is now owned by another company that is trying their best to wipe XF out of existence, I'd be worried a bit.

    At this point though the only thing Forum Runner customers can go by is the public press releases where they state that support for other forums besides vB will continue.
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  3. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    What I am worried about is not that they will continue support, but that they will continue support until licenses run out and on renewal only offer apps for vB... I would be screwed and my users would be irate that their apps they paid for would be rendered useless.
  4. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Or that they will destroy the scripting :D
  5. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Geez.. that's not good news.. Is it too late to cut your losses and go the tapatalk route?
  6. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Glad I went with TapaTalk. ;)
    Chimpie, gordy, dutchbb and 4 others like this.
  7. -GR-

    -GR- Well-Known Member

    I prefer Tapatalk and most of our users do too. I do however have forumrunner installed for those members that do use it. I guess it is time to uninstall forumrunner.
  8. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    hopefully the official XF mobile style will be available soon and none of us will have any real or urgent need for either of these plugins.
  9. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Guess will have to remove Forumrunner pretty soon lol ! I can't wait till xenforo releases their mobile style.
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  10. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

  11. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    Same here.
  12. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    I quite liked forumrunner but looks like we'll be going with tapatalk now
  13. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    In tomorrow's news, IB sues TapaTalk.
  14. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

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  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    An inside source tells me that Internet Brands is looking at TapaTalk too. Don't quote me on that. It could have been just a joke, but this person "joked" about XenForo before they filed a claim. So I honestly do not know.
  16. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    They don't have the money for TapaTalk, which is why they went with Forum Crasher Runner . Just removed my forum runner app from my phone, and removed the xenforo plug in for it.
  17. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Internet Brands Inc alone may not... I don't know....Their parent company however, may.
  18. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    I would remove FR from my site but if I did I would have a revolt on my hands. I hope that XF releases their mobile interface soon.
  19. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I'm lucky enough that that I don't have many members use XF. As a matter of fact, I think I'm the only one that did.

    I don't see why IB would want both ForumRunner and Tapatalk, as well as continuing to support their own mobile suite, which they promise to still support, and "is better than Forum Runner"
  20. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    I personally have little to no use for a mobile style, I (and my users) actually prefer using the full style on our phones. Now an app is a different story, especially if it supports push notifications.
    Eric Russell likes this.

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