New Guitar Forum

kaoticnick

Member
Hey guys! I tried out phpBBx last year when I wanted to set up a forum on my site but didn't like it very much. It's not that I didn't think it was a decent forum script but it looks cheesy and was too vulnerable to spam bots. Then I was taking a look at vBulletin but I just never thought it was worth the price tag of nearly $200 (not to me and my budget)- even if it is the most popular (or maybe was until recently).

That being said, I think I read about Xenforo on DigitalPoint and was wondering what it was and how come I'd never heard of it. Next thing I knew I was on this site and totally loving the layout! THIS is worth $140 any day! :D

Anyone care to take a look at my forum? http://www.ihatebarrechords.com/forum/
 

Ingenious

Well-known member
Well done - I think for new forums like yours XenForo is an ideal platform - it will certainly encourage users to join and take part. Good luck with it! :)
 

Peggy

Well-known member
Great idea for a forum. Are you going to get another style or stick with the XenForo default style?
We can't really "critique" anything yet. :)
 

FredC

Well-known member
and tomorrow you will have a new competitor.. it will be called "I Love Power Chords" :D
jk.. Actually i like the idea maybe ill join up when i get a cpl spare minutes.
 

kaoticnick

Member
Again, thanks everyone for the nice welcome! :)

@Peggy I don't think I'll be changing the skin/layout anytime soon actually - I like it!

@VonDoom I SWEAR I got that EXACT idea when I started the site last year! No joke! Almost registered the domain just in case but I couldn't bother with building it up! :p

And yeah it'd be great if you joined up! :)
 

Kim

Well-known member
Not much to critique yet :)

One thing... why do you have the Wordpress Favicon instead of the Xenforo or a site specific one?
 

kaoticnick

Member
@Kim 'Cause I installed it in a forum directory within my Wordpress blog that has that favicon. I think I'll design my own favicon and use that for the entire site! ...when I get around to it....lmao

Did I mention I REALLY LOVE Xenforo?!! :D Loving it more by the second! :)
 
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kaoticnick

Member
Haha...how do I make one?...and then how would I put it in? (I'm a forum noob lmao)

'Cause I kinda broke the bank to buy Xenforo (and don't regret it in the slightest :) ) so yeah...I'd have to design it myself or ask a friend :/
 

iTuN3r

Well-known member
Interesting will watch this thread :p Might join up later and learn few things hopefully .

Any plans on changing skin .
 

kaoticnick

Member
@iTuN3r Please do! And then share what you know with others! That's the idea! :) and I'm definitely open to changing the skin and stuff once it's got off and running for a couple weeks :)
 

kaoticnick

Member
I hope this doesn't come off as an unnecessary bump because when I created this thread two months ago I had just bought Xenforo and had made almost no changes to the layout! Now I've finally done lots of tweaking and editing - with the help of some early members - and want some feedback! :D
 

kaoticnick

Member
Thanks! :D

I agree now that you mention it! How would I go about fixing that (preferably without having to edit code)? :confused: Or should I just live with it for now?
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
Not sure :)
The font size at Xenforo.com is much larger than your site.
One of the reason why xenforo.com looks so clean is the nice big font size.
tiny small lame fonts are the feature at another forum software that starts with a v.

I think with the small fonts if you used a fixed width forum ... that might help.
 

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