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New Guitar Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by kaoticnick, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. kaoticnick

    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/
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  2. Ingenious

    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! :)
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  3. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    nice idea, a helper forum.
  4. kaoticnick

    kaoticnick Member

    Thanks guys! :)
  5. Peggy

    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. :)
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  6. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Welcome to xenforo and good luck with your new forum. It has an interesting subject :)
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  7. FredC

    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.
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  8. kaoticnick

    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! :)
  9. Kim

    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?
  10. kaoticnick

    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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  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    You need a logo tho!
  12. kaoticnick

    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 :/
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    You can request one here: http://xenforo.com/community/forums/resource-requests.39/
  14. kaoticnick

    kaoticnick Member

    @Forsaken - I'll post a proper thread there requesting one tomorrow when I have more time! Thanks for the tip! :)
  15. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

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

    Any plans on changing skin .
  16. kaoticnick

    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 :)
  17. kaoticnick

    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
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Site Looks great.
    I find some xenforo sites have too much whitespace in the middle.
    see the image:

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  19. kaoticnick

    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?
  20. Digital Doctor

    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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