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The Name: xenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Hauzer, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Hauzer

    Hauzer Member

    Hey all,

    Firstly, damn this is some amazing bulletin board software. :) But the main reason why I created this thread is to know, how did the name xenForo come about? To be honest, I'm not really too fond of the name as it sounds like a less popular branded name, compared to IPB, vBulletin, phpBB ... they're all simple and understandable.

    Of course, please don't feel offended, they're just my 2 cents. :)
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    phpBB sounds more silly than something you can pronounce, like zen phoro. I guess it's just because it's new, I find it normal to say now.
    It's no stranger than Google or YahoOooOo, in my opinion :)

    My 2 cents.
  3. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Like with everything new, I guess it needs to get used to the sound of it.
  4. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I thought Wii was a pretty bad name, but I had issues with the WEEE directive. The I.beat Blax was worse. Back to the topic though, XenForo has grown on me now, it's pretty catchy.
  5. Sonic2k

    Sonic2k Member

    I like the name already :)
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I like the name also.
  7. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I already got used to the name. No butss about it.
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    xen means enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight and that direct intuitive insight is the forum.

    My 2 cents
  9. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Sorry, But what does XenForo mean/stand for?
  10. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    I'm personally guessing Foro stands for forum.
  11. Joe Ward

    Joe Ward Member

    Of those mentioned, phpBB was the worst named by far! =) vBulletin was a good name for the time period. XenForo sounds cooler, which will aid its memorability, and our Spanish friends should dig it. ;)
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Foro = Forum in Spanish
  13. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    exactly ... :)
  14. Gill

    Gill Member

    Isn't there a computer name for Xen ie. virtual machine which allows other operating systems to function on the same hardware - or something like that? I'm really no geek but have heard of this. But I like Xen equals cool ... which equals the same name but spelt differently as my ISP - Zen - a really great trusted company! So XenForo - another great trusted company!
  15. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    What about Xen, btw?
  16. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Xen Hypervisor. www.xen.org
  17. Gill

    Gill Member

    Thanks vrtsolus! So I wasn't mistaken but most likely nothing to do with this project!
  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I actually like the name, much more then if it had been BB or Bulletin. It just seems more original, and it doesn't follow that atrocious naming sense that was brought about by "web2.0".
  19. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have been typing XenForo all day, and I think I am going to stick to that, however, abbreviation for some reason is xf for now. Easier in informal conversations. Oh well :) We will see in 5 years.
  20. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Maybe 10.

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