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Why XF instead of free forum?

OperaManiac

Well-known member
#21
if you are starting a new community, i would suggest using something basic for starters. xenforo though reasonably priced is still an investment. most of the good addons and themes are paid so the costs add up. not every community need something like xenforo. if i were to start something new today, i would use something like flarum or discourse. not because they are better than xenforo but because xenforo is better suited at traditional large communities.
 
#22
Control.

I control everything when I own the software. What mods, what themes, what can be said and what cant. I dont have "Free" hosting terms of service I can speak on what ever topic I would like. Guns is my niche so.
 
#23
I really want to go to XF but do not know if I'm going to spend money when it's so hard to get members today. Forum time is right when damn Facebook and Twitter came.

But if I understood correctly, it costs $ 140 now, which cost up to $ 250 a week ago?
 

Deathstarr

Active member
#24
no $140 a year since the beginning, If you buy the extra like media gallery or Resource Manager then you will be around the 250 mark.

I built my forum mostly using Social Media. Its paying off just so you know in my niche since facebook ban guns.
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#25
I really want to go to XF but do not know if I'm going to spend money when it's so hard to get members today. Forum time is right when damn Facebook and Twitter came.

But if I understood correctly, it costs $ 140 now, which cost up to $ 250 a week ago?
You can't keep blaming Facebook and Twitter because the majority of the world has the attention span of a fish (which these two specific sites cater for). I'd also throw in <insert what you you just had to eat> and throw up a picture of said food, not the type of audience you really want. Accumulating members is the easy part, keeping them on your forum and getting them posting is the tough part, if you give them something that they can engage in then they'll come, possibly stay and remain active, remember Rome wasn't built in a day.

Point being, the sucess of your forum is down to you, not Foodbook and if you feel you can enter a niche that you can provide indepth, creative and unique content for your members then often than not paid software is where you want to be looking at since they usually provide the best support and 3rd party products.

You make the choice, nobody can do that for you from when I used XF. the Software speaks for it self, alone.

Have you tried vBulletin 5s? I hear that is coming along quite beautifully?
 
#26
You can't keep blaming Facebook and Twitter because the majority of the world has the attention span of a fish (which these two specific sites cater for). I'd also throw in <insert what you you just had to eat> and throw up a picture of said food, not the type of audience you really want. Accumulating members is the easy part, keeping them on your forum and getting them posting is the tough part, if you give them something that they can engage in then they'll come, possibly stay and remain active, remember Rome wasn't built in a day.

Point being, the sucess of your forum is down to you, not Foodbook and if you feel you can enter a niche that you can provide indepth, creative and unique content for your members then often than not paid software is where you want to be looking at since they usually provide the best support and 3rd party products.

You make the choice, nobody can do that for you from when I used XF. the Software speaks for it self, alone.

Have you tried vBulletin 5s? I hear that is coming along quite beautifully?
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