My new user welcome conversation (and a sticky in our technical forum) explains how to adjust this. Not saying it's the right solution for everyone but it certainly works for me.This has an unfortunate side-effect. Users who don't read when registering and don't bother changing anything may be annoyed that they're constantly receiving emails from your forum, so they report them as spam.
Then all your emails go to spam and nobody sees them anyway. Or worse, you get completely blocked... Microsoft did this to my forum which was a real big pain, since several thousand users used Hotmail, Live, MSN and such.
The last I knew it was $60 twice a year (every 6 months) of IPB. While the renew cost for XenForo is only $40 once a year.Cost isn't a factor at all. If you need to think twice about whether or not to spend $60 (the price difference between XF and IPB in the first year, each year thereafter it's only $10) then you shouldn't be starting a forum but work on improving your financial situation first.
That could have included VAT as well, but I wanted a more possible; realistic comparison.They changed their prices in January 2012 but not for renewals. It has been 105$ for the whole suite since Nexus was released (2009).
You should have added business license and chat also to expand the renewals to 170$ every six months to make the comparison completely pointless.
You mean all the things that don't even exist for Xenforo? Maybe, but also realistically you need to compare apples to apples no matter how wronged you feel by IPS' communication with you about something or other.And realistically most people (from my understanding) seek to obtain more than just the forums, but also the blogs, photo gallery, and cms.
That is more false then true. While it is true that skins will need to be upgraded after a major upgrade. Minor point updates rarely require major changes. Only a tweak or 2.Oh yes forgot to mention the impossible way IPB handles upgrades. Other devs cant keep up with all the constant minor tweaks and changes happening all the time which is a large part of why IPB addons collapse.
XenForo has all these for free via 3rd parties, with the possibility of direct XenForo development in the future (for less)You mean all the things that don't even exist for Xenforo? Maybe, but also realistically you need to compare apples to apples no matter how wronged you feel by IPS' communication with you about something or other.
Lost more then 50$ on paid add-ons because developers stopped working on it and moved on. Just because you didn't see any die doesn't mean it's 100% correct.I have see them taken over by other devs, but, haven't see any that I use just die.