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Why is all the fun missing from XenForo.com?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Neutral Singh, Jun 4, 2015.


Do you think introducing Mod of the Month / Board of the Month would be a Good idea?

  1. Yes, this would transform xf.com into a much more interesting place...

    10 vote(s)
  2. No, I am loner so I like it as it is...

    20 vote(s)
  1. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    What a laid-back forum XF.com has become! Admins make a special appearance once in a while. Mods replay like lifeless bots 24/7. Coders add a resource and go away into hibernation till their next update. And then there are soooo many of those unconditional Xf fans, who would not blink an eye getting on your back for posting something like this... :D

    Seriously, coming from some exciting times at vb.org, it used to be some fun going there... there used to be friendly competitions like the Mod of the Month & Board of the Month, which would keep you interested in coming back to the forum time and again...

    Seriously, overtime Xf.com has lost a child in it, in an quest of becoming a matured person too soon... Why can't we introduce such interesting activities like MoM and BoM!

    Looking forward to an outcry from Xf fans... :p

    Digital Doctor likes this.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's not meant to be a "fun" forum.

    It's a support forum.
    Divvens, ehd, Blue and 6 others like this.
  3. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    it can be both.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    There are other forums better suited to "fun".

    We have enough work as it is without having to oversee monthly "competitions".
    Divvens, Martok and Liam W like this.
  5. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    What work? Its just a matter of starting a thread with a five voting options... what is there to oversee!
  6. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Technically, every staff member but @Jeremy is an administrator here and all but one is online daily.
  7. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    I'm not a fanboy but I agree with Brogan. I've enough on my plate running 3 fun forums & my fun life to look for fun on a support forum.

    I spend less time on admin forums due to the fluff.

    I don't need fluff - I need help (more than most) & appreciate getting it in quick time. Doesn't bother me if it's to the point & lacks smillies
    FredC, Rudy and Daniel Hood like this.
  8. Zynektic

    Zynektic Well-Known Member


    And I see plenty of fun around when browsing, silly posts on the profile sidebar list, inside threads and such.
  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Well then do it yourself, if they agree to it ;)
  10. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    Things will never be what they once were. You can spend a lot of effort to try and make things like they used to be, but it will never happen. Those days were before Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and the like. They were before tablets and smart phones even.

    Probably half the visits now are people on their phone looking for one thing and then leaving.
    Neutral Singh likes this.
  11. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    What's not fun? I have fun reading the threads and statuses. Lots of fun playing with the software and hearing how other people have changed things up. Depends totally on your definition of fun :p
    batpool52!, Liam W, rwm1962 and 3 others like this.
  12. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I think it would be a cool idea as I have come to enjoy the forum and people on it. Maybe not mod of the month but definitely board of the month. You should give it a shot :)
  13. thumped

    thumped Well-Known Member

    in his defence, the URL does say "community", not "support"...
    Liam W likes this.
  14. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    On a forum like this my interpretation of community is members helping each other out rather than a party. By that interpretation this place works very well indeed. On other forums I use or run it's the fluff that people fall out over. My off topic section on one forum is where the occasional flare-ups arise. On another forum the same section is rarely used as folk like to stick to business. Never any trouble there.

    Keep XF as it is. It may not be a laugh a minute but there's relatively little drama to get sucked into & plenty of help & advice exchanged between members.
  15. Ricky6039

    Ricky6039 Member

    And thats what wrong with the world today
    Glockie likes this.
  16. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Oh, I don't think support forums not being fun for some people is what's wrong with the world today :D
    Liam W and Martok like this.
  17. Ricky6039

    Ricky6039 Member

    So i guess you would just as soon sit in the house and look at the walls. It dont really matter to me one way or the other but it does make things better when alot more people get involved in a community then just asking for help.
    Neutral Singh likes this.
  18. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    No, I spend time on my own sites and come here when I need something relating to XenForo or I just feel like reading what other people are doing/having problems with.
    Kevin likes this.
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Would you go to a hardware store to buy fruit?
  20. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I might go there to get a plumb line.

    Boom tish!

    /me gets his coat.
    Infopro, FredC, Lawrence and 2 others like this.

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