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Why Did You use XenForo

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by techforo, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. techforo

    techforo New Member

    Why did you use XenForo!
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Because it is superior in speed and overall feel versus the runner up vBulletin.

    As well, I don't have the confidence in vBulletin anymore. IB released vB4 and it's horrid. It's hard to afford the hosting power just to run vB4.
    vB3 is still good, but feels dated.

    Xenforo is the future ... short of this lawsuit thing being a bit of a drag .... the future is bright for Xenforo and dark and gloomy for Internet Brand's version of vBulletin. I've seen what the Internet Brands corporation thinks forum software is .... and I don't like it.

    I might go back to vBulletin if Kier designed vB5 ... but I'm thinking that won't happen.

    Why did you choose it ?
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  3. techforo

    techforo New Member

    I am still wondering if XF has a converter for myBB
  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Am of to tell the truth here ... because I was sick of 1000+ bugs on vbulletin and no one fixing them ...

    and ofc this image made me use xenforo :love:
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  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    No native converter.
    But I bet Floris www.xenfans.com could do it for you for a good price.

    If you have a vB licence, you could do this ... MyBB -> vBulletin 3 -> Xenforo.
    I see MyBB has Tier2 support in vBulletin IMPEX.
    MyBulletinBoard (MyBB)
    Tier = 2
    Source version support in ImpEx = 1.4
    Import Usergroup
    Import User
    Import Forum
    Import Thread
    Import Post
    Import Poll
    Import Private Messages
    Import Moderator
    Import Attachment
    Import Smilie
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  7. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    What he said. :p
  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    because it is easy to use for my users and is bug-free.
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  9. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    I dont really use it. I just purchased a license to support the team. I like to see the small guys win sometimes. :)
    Puntocom and Kim like this.
  10. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Because I was only just hanging on at VB as it was... awaiting their "promises" and also was privy to see some new work, which just wasn't developing the software, then they announced sueing XF, and that was the last straw. Changed all my sites to XF, sold all VB licenses, want nothing more to do with a company that has such scrupulous tactics built on what I know is a foundation of BS.

    VB have some great support staff... but at management level, they don't have a clue anymore IMO.
    Crazyfruitbat, Kim, CBI Web and 2 others like this.
  11. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    Because I have faith in the developers
    Because I wanted to return to a community with solid support of peers (not just the developers)
    Because I wanted something without bugs
    Because I wanted a software that wasn't bloated and was lightweight
    Because I wanted software that my members would find easy to navigate
    Because I wanted software that a modding community was going to support
    Kim, Bob and Peggy like this.
  12. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    because Mike is a fellow Drummer :D
    Kim likes this.
  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Because Xenforo frollicks barefoot in a meadow of soft green grass and cute as a button daisies....
    Peggy likes this.
  14. jamesyfx

    jamesyfx Member


    I wanted to start a new community. I liked vBulletin 3.8, but I didn't like vBulletin 4, and IB was a bit too complicated to customise for the amount of effort I was willing to put in, so Xenforo seemed like the most logical choice: Up to date, clean, fast, simple and ... a bit less ... 'corporation-y'.
    Peggy and Kim like this.
  15. Legend

    Legend Member

    I was held at gunpoint.

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