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Ninjapost Forum Software

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    This is the forum software I almost converted my vBulletin 4 site too before I started to really learn more about Xenforo. It's very very fast and has the live topics type feature that some of us miss from vb http://www.ninjapost.com/


    It's expensive though but Mike would've given me a discount back then if I kept the Ninjapost forum I bought since I had put a lotta effort into it and practically begged members from my vb4 site to post on it. The main thing I didn't like was I had no access to the server since it was on the cloud and had to depend on him to do any major changes to the site. I'm very independent-minded so that didn't sit too well with me. At least it came with facebook, twitter and google sign in right out the box and you could see who was posting in a thread in real-time. Very cool. Plus it looks and functions better than vb5 lmaoooooooooooo (that was the real purpose of this thread).
     
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  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I dunno, looks too simple for my tastes. I laughed at the cleverness of the whole operation - the account levels - white and black belts. #@^&ing hilarious, and clever.
     
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  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Can ya'll please try the Ninjapost demo then compare it to vB5?
     
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    It's what? Pay monthly? I'm out!!
     
  5. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    $330 a year? WOW! :eek:
     
  6. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    I loooove the way new posts automatically appear at the bottom of a thread like real time chat. Any chance that could be implement for XF?
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It's a tag based community (no forums).
    Interesting tag page.
    http://forum.simplyshredded.com/tags/
    Looks like that site uses Wordpress as a Portal.

    When I click on a tag: Teen
    http://forum.simplyshredded.com/tag/teen
    It gives me a list of useless thread titles.
    Can't they add the first two lines of the thread ?

    The nested quotes work but are awkward looking (might just be this site).
    I tried to link to the nested quote example, but it appears you can't link to specific posts.

    Running a Tag board like this would be hugely labour-intensive as members will do a terrible job of the Tagging.

    There are a number of awkward workflow problems.

    This fails like most forum software, with some unique strengths and weaknesses.

    I'll look at it more when I have time.
     
  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't count this as forum software. This is a services which is hosted by them. A little more like an advance twitter at best.
     
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  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    How much do you pay for hosting + the software/updates/modifications yearly?

    That's not bad since it covers both hosting, your domain and the software itself.
     
  10. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Not close to $330 for me.

    And I don't think adding modifications really counts.
     
  11. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    So you can't host the forum software yourself? All managed? Not sure I like that, especially since this seems to be a one-man operation. Also, unlimited traffic seems unrealistic. If a big board approached them they'd be able to a host a site that costs $600/month for $70/month?
     
  12. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  13. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    For those interested in pitching in for a live updating threads (like from VB) should contact me, JABRONI, or sonnb.

    JABRONI and I are contributing towards this XF add-on already and sonnb should be working on it soon.

    Sorry for the hijack 8thos

    lol but the layout immediately reminds me of bbpress :)
     
  14. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    The hijack is very welcome as I will be pitching in too!
     
  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I'm getting ninjapost again. Looks like he added some more features.

    Features

    1. General features
    • Custom design. Match your existing site to a "T".
    • Cloud hosted. Integrate with your URL.
    • Search engine friendly.
    • Mobile friendly. Special design for mobile devices
    • Round the clock support. 24/7 email and phone support.
    2. Threads, Posts, and Profiles
    • Real-time updates. Replies come through in real-time, like a chat room.
    • Super fast replies.
      • Rich media: images load instantly
      • Embed YouTube and Vimeo videos
      • Hyperlinks and emoticons
      • Preview button
      • Edit button
      • Quote replies
    • Tags.
      • Tags to categorize and filter threads.
      • Who needs sub-forums when you can drill down based on tags?
    • User profiles.
      • Displays avatar, threads, reputation, gallery images, etc.
    • Community photo gallery.
    • Rewards for users
      • Reputation system
      • Custom badges
      • User ranking and statistics
      • To identify valuable content and contributors.
    • Search that works.
    • Private messaging.
    • Email alerts.
    • Hate spam? So do we.
      • Users can report/flag abuse
      • CAPTCHA verification.
    3. Admin Features
    • Hassle-free updates.
      • New features and security updates deployed automatically.
    • Statistics.
      • Custom stats page and Google Analytics.
    • Keep it clean/ remove inappropriate content
      • Remove inappropriate threads or posts in one click.
      • Censored word list.
      • Timeout setting to prevent "flooding".
      • Track users by IP.
      • Ban trolls, spammers, and other jerks.
    • Special threads.
      • "Sticky" threads and "Moderators-Only" threads.
    • Advertising.
      • You keep revenue generated by your site
    • Control the design.
      • Pop-up color picker and custom CSS page.
    • Portable content.
      • Display recent threads your main site.
    • We've got your back up.
      • Daily and weekly backups.
    4. Advanced Setup Options
    • Single Sign On (SSO).
      • Bridge your existing users database. (Good option for WordPress sites.)
    • Platform migration.
      • Import content from another platform.
    • Private forum and subscription service.
      • Restrict access to approved users.
    • Foreign language support.
      • English, Spanish, Swedish currently supported; other languages available upon request.
    5. Forum Management & Special Requests
    • Monetize your traffic.
      • We'll help you go WAY beyond banner ads.
    • Content monitoring and dispute resolution.
    • Monthly newsletter management.
      • Tout your board's most popular content and recognize users for their contributions.
    • User interaction and content creation.
    • Custom feature requests.
     
  16. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I may have to take a look at this. I worry about the speed and ability to keep up with a big board, but it's worth a look.

    I'm keeping my XF, but you never know when you'll need to move. I thought I would be with vB forever at one point.
     
  17. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You might be a future vB customer again.
    I heard vB6 planning is in the works.
    Apparently they are going to tighten up the code (not a re-write) but with the stated goal: including the ability to actually deploy the new software on the internet. YMMV.
     
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  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  19. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    The only thing I like about it are the navigation buttons. :)
    Whoa! I thought those tags were just tags directing to the posts themselves...?

    EDIT: Yep, it is. But the thread listing looks like a subforum. Neaty.

    I like how the "x1000" represent the amount of threads there are for the keyword. :)
     
  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure. Haven't studied it enough. I will join the site and browse around. I'll ask Mike.
     

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