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How to drive traffic to your site? Get IB mad at you!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kyrgyz, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Participation here has skyrocketed since IB's announcement. That was one hell of a way to boost XenForo's community. :eek:
  2. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

    The tables of history have turned on us. Instead of the brits planting the seeds of revolution in Americans, it's the reverse.
  3. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Don't ya just love it when something backfires on what I'm now terming the Evil Empire.
    kyrgyz, Shelley and Dan like this.
  4. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    The Evil Empire is obviously incapable of learning even on the neuronal level.:rolleyes:
  5. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    History will always repeat itself.
  6. Hannah_M

    Hannah_M Active Member

  7. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Now that you mention it, it's probably not a good idea to file a suit that will be immediately interpreted as, "the competition has a better product and we're pissed."
    Jethro, Sherri, Hannah_M and 2 others like this.
  8. Boofhead

    Boofhead Member

    What's that on the horizon? It looks like a big fat angry face - freely advertising xenForo.
  9. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    Clever of you to give them that name.
  10. Eric J.

    Eric J. Well-Known Member

    It is funny, it's like they gave Mike, Kier and Ashley that last little boost of publicity they needed. (xFSEO?) Even if the software is already optimized enough, seems like it'll get this now looooool.
  11. moman

    moman Active Member

    As someone over at vB.com cleverly pointed out, IB is just shooting themselves in the foot. Nobody liked them to begin with, and on top of their dead product, this isn't helping...them :)
    anotheralias likes this.
  12. JoshD

    JoshD New Member

    Honestly, I hadn't heard of xF before I was browsing vBulletin.org today in preparation of setting up my latest site. A few hours later and I think I'd much rather go with xF.
    Jamieinnh likes this.
  13. onthefly

    onthefly Active Member

    Yes, me too! I have never heard of XF before reading that post on vb.com. I too like what is see, it seems fast.
  14. Sherri

    Sherri Active Member

    LOL Life is good!
  15. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    We've had a situation like this once... one of our members made trouble at another website with thousands of visitors, that website posted a link to ours and I got over 35,000 visitors that day. That's why they say even bad publicity is good publicity.

    At another event our site actually made the national news once regarding the use of anabolic steroids, this sounded bad at first but again it proved to be very good for the traffic. I wouldn't worry about IB being a danger too much, we'll all laugh at this one a year from now.
  16. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I was just thinking this myself when coming on this morning to see if the sale had begun.... IB just created more focus on xenforo than xenforo themselves could have ever wished for. The majority it seems are so disgruntled and pissed at the way IB have gone about things, they are moving here just on principle. All IB achieved from this is less business for themselves... not the smartest business decisions being made in that place of late.
  17. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Well I was going to go with "Bob" but it just wasn't working for me ...
  18. Wired

    Wired Active Member

    Sideshow Bob and Darth Bobo would disagree. (Simpsons and Tripping the Rift references respectively)

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