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Incentives for vbulletin.org modders to offer their mod for XF?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Alfa1, Sep 24, 2010.

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  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of them will as there is a lot of goodwill. Is XF offering any incentives to vbulletin.org modders? License cost will be an issue
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Why would they have to offer an incentive?
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  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering the same.
  4. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    There won't need to be an incentive offered because most vB coders will be (or already have) looking to move to IPB or xF or any other script due to the dissatisfied customer base that vB has right now.

    A good portion of coders run their own businesses and they'd want to be on the ground floor of something like xF or another emerging forum software. So, I don't think that there would have to be an incentive to come over. Just my opinion :)
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  5. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    I am as well. Just the fact that it would be exciting to be coding for a software that is cutting edge, and stable would get me over here in a heartbeat.
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  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I agree with you both.
  7. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    Any incentive to join the future of forums ?

    I'm reminded of ... " Lead, Follow or get out of the way " :)
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  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    You could buy me a license. :D
  9. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    I agree there really needs to be no incentive, the loyal member base and vision behind xf's core software seems like it would be motivation enough for them to make the switch. Let's be honest look how many people have already made the move, there are a lot of us here just waiting to press the send button for payment.

    If they could afford to go 4.x they should be able to make the move to xf, they could always make one last decent mod there and hope for donations. :)
  10. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    hmm, i don't have enought on my paypal account, 30€ are missing

    Anybody here who loved my mods and like to see them available for xf?
  11. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I have seen several remarks from coders that did nto release their mods for vb4 simply because they did not have money for a license. Thats one reason why I suggest this.

    Another reason is that it seems important to me that a software company shows its appreciation of the coders (who are working for free) in some way or another. Offering a free license is just an example.
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  12. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The privilege of getting the opportunity to create mods for xenForo is the incentive :)
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  13. AmericanForum.com

    AmericanForum.com Well-Known Member

    You bring up an important point ... in my opinion (I know alot of people won't like this) ...

    I think that mod coders should be charging at minimum a small fee for their work and even give a small commission to XF for working with the betters ones.

    XF in turn would give them exposure on xenforo.com and advice on how to ensure a better quality product for its customers.

    In the ideal world a one click installation of these mods would also be there.

    The reason for my thinking is that we would see less half baked or dropped mods.

    Its about a sustainable model where the mod developers win, XF wins, and the customers win. :)
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  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    You have to remember that vB4 is twice the cost of the early adopter sale of XF, and nearly 1/3 more of the original cost of XF, and this was for a whole new license for something that they were lead to believe would require only a yearly upgrade fee.

    I think we're more likely to see modders switch to XF, and leave vB behind, especially when it becomes clear on how often vB will be release new major versions (vB5, vB6 etc). 
  15. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    yeah, modders should give a percentage of their generated revenues back to XF in order for XF to continue working on the platform.
  16. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Why should they do that? They're already -paying- for a license, and they're helping to support XenForo by offering services to reach a wider target audience (Galleries, CMS, Portal, Blogs done by 3rd parties will mean people will switch).

    Perhaps a fee for posting paid software -on- XenForo (With strict rules regarding signatures and lite software), but to force developers or designers to pay further just because they wish to make some money off their work? Thats ridiculous, and would end up being the end of XenForo for me, no matter how much I like the system. 
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  17. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Why ?
    Because modders are making money based on that platform developed by Kier and Mike.

    Ever heard about "Franchising" ?
  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Please explain your logic why you think this is a decent proposal, because I am fairly sure anyone else who has ever designed or developed something commercially will agree that this is a horrible idea. 
  19. Poltergeist

    Poltergeist Active Member

    A lot of mods were not released for vB4 in part due to the cost of getting it but also it became apparent pretty quick that the version had A LOT of problems. Most of the coders didn't want to do anything until it was stable. It might be with 4.07 but I can't say for sure since I don't have it loaded anywhere. Now I think a lot of coders have just given up and are staying at 3.8 for their sites so they are not writing for 4.x.
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  20. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    already explained above.

    Visit a McDonalds Drive-Thru and think about their business-model ;)
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