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[Suggestion] Make a "Lite" version

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by danielpereira, Sep 29, 2010.

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  1. danielpereira

    danielpereira New Member

    I have a suggetion to the devlopers.
    What about making a "lite" version of XenForo which is free ?
     
  2. Brandon

    Brandon Active Member

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  3. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Well-Known Member

    Why waste their time with a lite version? It would just slow down the development speed of the software.
     
  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    The rate these pages load, I feel it is a lite version.
     
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  5. danielpereira

    danielpereira New Member

    Well, I must say that you're right....
    Why would they waste time on a free verion?
     
  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Commercial products ensures that the development process is the priority for the developers. With that, members will feel comfortable knowing that what they purchased will be constantly developed as well as the devs( owners) need to see a return for their works. Let's face it they can't live off free air.

    It'll also take valuable time supporting a product for those skinflints when it be better spent maturing the commercial product and possibility of additional commercial add ons. Just my opinion.
     
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  7. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    This is probably one of the very few instances in which I think we need a dislike button
     
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  8. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    There are great free forum software: PHPBB, MyBB, SMF.
     
  9. AlexandrosD

    AlexandrosD Active Member

    -1 for dislike
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    -1 for a thread type we are tired of reading. Use search function if you'd please.
     
  10. projectego

    projectego Active Member

    I would be against a free version, and not because I would not want people getting the product (or even a stripped down product) for free, but because it means that development time would be split between two projects. I'd much rather XenForo "premium" be the primary focus. That's just me, though.
     
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  11. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    If you want simple, fast and free forum software you should look at bbpress.
     
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  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    This version is "Lite" already.

    [No thanks]
     
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  13. danielpereira

    danielpereira New Member

    Thanks for the information, I didn't know of that.
     
  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Getting heavier.
     
  15. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    IF xenforo can keep the bloat out from version to version, maintain speed, innovate and we continue to hear from developers ... all the other forum software will no longer matter any more.
     
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  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    I think the problem with a "lite" version is that it has to be maintained going forward which is going to erode Xenforo resources from their primary focus, the actual product most of us are here for. I would much rather see a gallery option than a second free version of the forum being developed.
     
  17. Trevor

    Trevor Active Member

    XF Lite? No thanks.
    By the way, there's no need for a dislike button. Either you Like it or you don't. It's just that simple.
    And "Liking your own content is considered cheating" ;)
     
  18. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    I think Xenforo will change the approax of forum software, in the future it's possibile to see ispirations from this forum software (notifications facebook-style, social features) from PHPBB, SMF, BBPress...and you can have a "xf lite". :)
     
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  19. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I understand why it is suggested, it might even help sales believe it or not. But for XF, I just don't think it's a good idea to go this route. Let the focus be on one well developed product, and maybe later on other things can be considered. But even then, I'd rather see them working on a commercial CMS than a free lite version of their forum product. So no I agree with the dislike.
     
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  20. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I don't agree with the dislike because everyone is entitled to put forth a suggestion no matter how much we all disagree. Dialogue and stating the reasons why it's not a good idea to get a good dialogue going will be far more beneficial than simply disliking the suggestion without any comment with the OP wondering why people dislike it.
     
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