Marketing idea to generate lots of free publicity and sales.

Ruven

Well-known member
Everybody calm down a bit, let's maintain some dignity and civility.

In answer to the suggestion, it would be nice if we could offer such a massive discount to people coming from another platform, but we simply can't. The people on this forum and our already not inconsiderable existing exposure are our brand awareness, and we shall fly or fall based up that, backed up with the desirability and demonstrable quality of our product.

We will be offering some form of early-adopter discount, but I'm fairly sure that it's not going to be a licenses-for-a-dollar kind of arrangement.
Thanks Kier, thats kind of what im talking about.
Im not a fan of people jumping down each others throat because they dont like what the person has to say. That type of nastiness is not cool.

I just went to vB.org, there is 10 page thread about XF... and thats pretty awesome right there.
It looks like you are right, you guys are getting enough exposure simply by having such a great looking UI.

In fact, the best advertisement for XenForo right now is Kier's vBulletin Blog imo.
 

Ruven

Well-known member
Didn't mean, or intend, to get philosophical. However, I have never seen any new company ever give away their most sought after item for free. Maybe we could get some refrigerator magnets that say XenForo. (Joke, not being mean)
:lol:

Kier will probably print up some T-Shirts to give away or something.
Maybe something that says...
XenForo = vBulletin 5
 
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Kim

Well-known member
One of the very best things about xenforo, is it's total lack of resemblance to any product... least of all the ugliest most out of date looking forum software of all. ;)
 

Ruven

Well-known member
And on that we can agree


Whatever brought you here is OK... Think of it as the gentle breeze of fate.... or the Semi wreck of fate... but whatever, you're here now, and before you know it you will be a die hard addict like the rest of us


You can check out any time you like... but you can never leeeeeeeeeeeeave - god dang showing my age now
Honestly i came here by chance.
Dont even remember how it was, but one of those late night googlethons where you are looking for one thing and end up finding a ton of other things.
I do remember reading a twitter from Kier about some kind of goodness coming at some point in the future, but that was way back when he originally left vB.
But im glad i stumbled upon this site, because ive been really bummed out with the whole process of running my forum since after the first few weeks of vB4.

Just seeing how great this forum works, how simply it operates while still retaining the necessary complexities for style and function... its pretty reinvigorating.
 

Boofhead

Member
How about including a thread on our own sites consisting of RSS feeds (Have You Seen...?" etc.) from here?
It might not be appropriate of course for some sites, but it could be a way of crawlers picking up the xenforo name and piquing curiosity.
 

Kier

XenForo developer
Staff member
Kier will probably print up some T-Shirts to give away or something.
Given the big barefoot thread that is rumbling on, I was actually thinking of getting some silicone rubber XenForo-branded ankle bands made. That would be kinda unique and quirky - very Xen :)
 

Peggy

Well-known member
Given the big barefoot thread that is rumbling on, I was actually thinking of getting some silicone rubber XenForo-branded ankle bands made. That would be kinda unique and quirky - very Xen :)
I'd buy one!
 

Ruven

Well-known member
Given the big barefoot thread that is rumbling on, I was actually thinking of getting some silicone rubber XenForo-branded ankle bands made. That would be kinda unique and quirky - very Xen :)
What... no love for the "XenForo = vB5" idea... Should i have said vB6 instead? lol

I dont know about ankle bracelets there Kier... us American men might find that a bit too "quirky".
Not that theres anything wrong with that...
 

Ruven

Well-known member
Are you saying that American men are sexually insecure? :p
Very much so.

Isnt it a rite of passage for educated men in Britain to go through some sexual experimentation during their formative years?
Americans on the other hand call each other gay soo much that you sometimes start to wonder about their fascination with the entire concept.

At the end of the day both groups are a tad bit on the gay side... but one group is way more insecure about it than the other.
 

Jethro

Well-known member
Very much so.

Isnt it a rite of passage for educated men in Britain to go through some sexual experimentation during their formative years?
Americans on the other hand call each other gay soo much that you sometimes start to wonder about their fascination with the entire concept.

At the end of the day both groups are a tad bit on the gay side... but one group is way more insecure about it than the other.
So we are all in agreement right ... might explain the English rugby team ;)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
I can't speak for anyone else, but I had literally never heard of either of them until someone showed me this product, despite having spent the last 7 years as a professional skinner for IPB... I didn't hang around vB sites, nor Admin sites - not all of us are fanboys or girls at all!
You can speak for me too :D

Apart from the 7 years as a skinner, I'm in exactly the same position as you having never used any vB products before.

If I didn't know better from reading the posts on here, I would never have guessed XenForo was developed by the guys that worked on vB as the products are a world apart, although I understand that vB already had it's look and feel long before Kier and Mike were involved.
 

Stuart Wright

Well-known member
although I understand that vB already had it's look and feel long before Kier and Mike were involved.
Actually Kier was entirely responsible for the vB3 skin and user interface which were completely redesigned for version 3 and were quite different to vB2 (although Kier had a major hand in the vB2 style also).

The fact that xenForo is so different to vB3 shows how much the guys have 'gone back to the drawing board' for the new software, making the most of the opportunity to use the best, most modern techniques.
 
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