Interview with Kier @ ForumPromotion

DoctorWatsOn

Well-known member
Another good interview, great to see mention of CMS in the longer term and this:

"right now our priority is the software not the finances."
 

Ahmed

Well-known member
Good one, Jonathan. :)

I'm glad about the CMS, Blog and other stuff that may be added in the future.
 
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Floris

Guest
Fantastic!


Next, someone needs to interview Ashley, or maybe the xenMods :)

We (xenfans) have the questions ready for Ashley, and are working on crowd-sourced questions for the mods, but having a flu and before that, vacation, slowed things down. :) If anybody is also already doing this, feel free to contact me so we can do a joint effort.
 

Jonathan

Active member
That sounds just fine, Floris :) Also forgot to mention - I think it's really great that different sites are covering the different interviews, seems very organic and refreshing. Dunno, probably one of those odd things that I connect with.
 

James

Well-known member
That sounds just fine, Floris :) Also forgot to mention - I think it's really great that different sites are covering the different interviews, seems very organic and refreshing. Dunno, probably one of those odd things that I connect with.
I agree with this. It feels like Kier and Mike aren't favouring one site in particular and that they are willing to accept interviews from interested parties.
 
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Floris

Guest
That sounds just fine, Floris :) Also forgot to mention - I think it's really great that different sites are covering the different interviews, seems very organic and refreshing. Dunno, probably one of those odd things that I connect with.
My thoughts exactly, and we want to build on that momentum by helping others become aware of the community around XenForo -verse.
 

The Sandman

Well-known member
We (xenfans) have the questions ready for Ashley, and are working on crowd-sourced questions for the mods, but having a flu and before that, vacation, slowed things down. :) If anybody is also already doing this, feel free to contact me so we can do a joint effort.
I can't PC you - hit me back if you want to discuss this.
 

Jonathan

Active member
I agree with this. It feels like Kier and Mike aren't favouring one site in particular and that they are willing to accept interviews from interested parties.
Which unfortunately I have seen companies do before - none of the staff at MyBB even respond to my PMs requesting interviews
 

Jonathan

Active member
A Matt Mecham (Chief Software Architect of IPS) interview has been posted. He had this to say about XenForo:

When asked "Kier has begun development on a new forum software - XenForo - what are your thoughts on it?"

Matt responded, "I have a lot of respect for Kier. We only really started talking after he left vBulletin and we have a lot in common. He's a very skilled developer with a lot of experience and an existing "fan" base which will be a fantastic boost in the early stages. Lots of new projects fail because they don't offer anything new and are not significantly different from existing and well supported applications so it's nice to see XenForo approach things a little differently.

XenForo has a lot of visual flair which is great to see. It's certainly generating a lot of buzz at the moment. I really do wish Kier and Mike all the best and look forward to many years of healthy competition."

http://forumpromotion.net/forum/blog.php?mode=view&b=19
 

DoctorWatsOn

Well-known member
A Matt Mecham (Chief Software Architect of IPS) - I really do wish Kier and Mike all the best and look forward to many years of healthy competition."

http://forumpromotion.net/forum/blog.php?mode=view&b=19
That is how you should deal with new competition, welcome them, learn from them, compete with them and you'll gain respect from not only your own customers but beyond.

On the other hand you can....

....well we all know that's the road to madness.
 

Dean

Well-known member
Nice interview with Matt. It was especially interesting what he had to say on other topics in that interview.
 

Jethro

Well-known member
Matt Mecham once again demonstrating why he has a loyal following :)

Excellent interview James really enjoyed that.
 
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