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Someone really likes XenForo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Luxus, Aug 1, 2012.

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  1. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Alright, as an unbiased forum software user naturally I check out and compare the various scripts that are available. Recently I checked out the alpha version of Woltlabs new framework that is going to be used for the upcoming burning board 4 software and while it's normal that competing software share some similarities this one, though I personally like it, makes me wonder where Woltlab got their inspiration from.

    At this point I will let pictures speak:
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    Some old pictures from their twitter account:
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  2. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is really very similiar...
  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    They say copying is a sign of flattery.

    I wonder if they'll have to worry about Internet Brands now too :p
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  4. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Kinda blocky and not as streamlined as Xenforo. It's like China reverse-engineering the Rolls Royce while intoxicated.
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  5. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

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  6. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    That is the understatement of the year....

    Also, your signature pictures aren't working.
  7. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the hint. Seems that socialsig.me is now down.
  8. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    The domain expired 2 days ago.
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  9. rellek

    rellek Well-Known Member

  10. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    The fact like someone pointed out was that mimicry is the highest form of flattery just say's that they acknowledge at least a portion of the logic behind how xenforo was built from scratch and now other companies in the same market will probably continue to take ideas in bits and pieces and spin them to suit themselves.....as far as visually just by looking at those images...to me them showing it as is would just be them tipping their hat to xf.
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  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Indeed, very similar. Note: to Woltlabs, expect a letter from IB !

    That being said, the feel of the software might be harder to copy.
    Not to mention, when Xenforo 2 comes out, they'll have to scramble to copy that !

    Thanks for the post Luxus.
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  12. rellek

    rellek Well-Known Member

    Just for fun... try searching 2001 posts at vb.com with "woltlab". But if anyone asks, you didn't get this tip from me, ok? :)
  13. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    Maybe that's what Mike and Kier have been doing these past six months.....

    /ducks for cover ;)
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  14. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it guys, but imagine where XF would have been if it wasn't for the lawsuit...
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  15. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    Best burning Boards theme yet.. :giggle:
  16. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    That is what happens when a Monopoly, such as Internet Brands, abuses their position in the market. They generally do all they can to "cock block" the development, productivity, and financial resources of another company, to prevent success and their own failure.
  17. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

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  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

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  19. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    It's not the first time Woltlab would make their newest skin look like another forum software, they've done it before.
  20. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Hm... to me he bashes Kier's coding style.

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