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Xen Foro For Students

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Benchtech, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. Benchtech

    Benchtech New Member

    Hello there,

    I am currently a student (16 years of age) and currently run my forum on Simple Machines, it's a fairly small site but I'm looking to move to something more powerful like this, the trouble is it's a lot for someone with not much income, do you offer any student discounts or something similar?

    Thanks :)
  2. Benchtech

    Benchtech New Member

    Oh, also, why are the prices in dollars? You're an English company?
  3. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry but there are no discounts. The prices you see are already competitively priced against other premium solutions presently available.
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  4. Benchtech

    Benchtech New Member

    That's fair enough, thanks anyway, I'll try save enough
  5. hockeymikey

    hockeymikey Member

    Yeah a student version would help alot. Even a discounted version for students would help. I want to start a minecraft site for my server and I'm forced to use phpbb because I can't afford xenforo. Wish I could.
  6. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    phpBB isn't a bad solution considering it's free, as for the student discount, this isn't a University Store so how would they even verify you're a student? I know the student stores give discounts on software but cmon guys... lol :)
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    How much is a minecraft server ?
  8. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    Depends, if you have the right hardware and internet connection, you can run a successful one from home, or on a VPS (you can get cheap ones of those which'll run a MC server from $15+).. or on a dedicated solution (usually $75+).

    As with everything it all depends on how much you want to spend, what quality you want to get and how many players you want to fit on your server.
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  9. hockeymikey

    hockeymikey Member

    Phpbb doesn't have the modern feel I want like xenforo but it is pretty good for free. They could have the student software like how autodesk does theirs.
  10. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why would XenForo want to offer students a discount? Apart from lower their income what benefit does it provide to XenForo? Nil, Nada, Nothing, Zilch, Zippo.

    If you want the best software, pay for it like the rest of us ;)
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  11. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    not for nothing..but

    Autodesk: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/769397/000119312511071209/d10k.htm
    Revenue [​IMG]US$1.952 billion (FY 2011)
    Employees 6,800 (January 2011)

    Slightly different company size....can't really compare what one can do to what the other can...
  12. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    XF is better than any other paid solution (at least in my opinion) and it's cheap. You know a good servers yearly cost is more than the cost of XF. Now go compare that with VB package.

    You can count XF as an investment, and monetize it smartly. But a student version is not going to help XF that much. As Slavik said, XF gets nothing out of student version where as software's that are used by students (Example: Adobe products) can make a profit with student editions.
  13. hockeymikey

    hockeymikey Member

    Well anyone know were to get a second hand one? I don't have the cash at the moment for a new one.
  14. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid this isn't the place to ask :p
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  15. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    Autodesk Maya is $3,000++. Student version is still up there in the thousands. Even with the discount it's not exactly an affordable thing you know. Especially compare to Xenforo.
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Try one of the general admin sites or somewhere which specifically deals with trading in such things.
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