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Would Xenforo work for my website?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by kuanaco, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. kuanaco

    kuanaco New Member

    I want to build a free accommodations community like the website hospitality dot org or stay4free - would this community xenforo work ??
  2. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Kuanaco it's possible that you are spamming to get people to visit that website.
    Just in case yours is a genuine question, I give you the benefit of the doubt.

    The answer depends whether you want your members to discuss useful things with each other. That is what forums do well.
    I don't really see how buyers of domains need to talk to each other.

    You can set a forum so visitors can message the admin staff, but not see each others; posts. You might find that useful as a support/ FAQ service. But there are site chat software to do that as a specialisy thing without all the extra features of a forum.

    A forum is aimed to encourage contact between users, whether members only, or members + guests.
    Shelley likes this.
  3. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Not sure if it's a social network/support desk, just not a forum.
  4. oldzy

    oldzy Active Member

    Something smells funny.
  5. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Forum software is meant as a solution for online discussion or support, not articles / classifieds although there are add-ons that build on forum software that allow for such an expansion of a forum community.
  6. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Well I have one site where I basically use XF as a static site editor - for article pages.
    No members just me doing the articles. Sidebar on all pages and one forum I use for a kind of FAQ, one post per thread.. A slightly custom contact form with a few extra fields.

    It's worth it for me to
    a) have an easy frontend editor w/o html pages
    b) XF designing is so nice
    c) backend admin is sleek and familiar
    c) I don't have to cope with a separate script admin for the contact page
    d) this site has a partner site which IS an active forum so they match in 'look.'

    But that's a specialist set of needs and maybe a bit quirky.

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