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xenforo lookalike site :)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by maidos, Apr 23, 2011.

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  1. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    my friend liked the xenforo forum design concept so much he got inspired designing the similarity of it :)
    He uses the free cms called e107 and since cms has features xenforo doesnt have he felt it would be wasted efforts going over. so in the end he decided to make a new design even changing some features like thanks button to like lol

    http://www.8051projects.net/forum.html
     
  2. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    You used the word "designing" by mistake, I think you meant stealing?
     
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  3. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    My house looks very similar to my neighbors, but it isn't stolen.
     
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  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    That is a blatant ripoff.
     
  5. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    I agree.

    Wow, as I dig deeper and deeper, it copied just about everything.. Look at the thread previews, forum descriptions tooltips, likes bar, Share This Page, Membercard etc. and much more

    Much more than a inspiration, exact copy...
     
  6. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    Very nice :D

    I have seen a couple of vbulletin sites with similar xf features.
     
  7. T3G Silas

    T3G Silas Active Member

    I spent some time looking around to see if maybe they left some sort of thanks, or credit to Xenforo. They didn't, therefore my advocation has been lost, despite how good it is.
     
  8. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Erm, wow....

    So where's the credit back to XenForo?
     
  9. Tempest

    Tempest Active Member

    An inspiration from xenForo would be IPB making their notification system similar to xF while retaining IPB originality. This is blatant ripping.
     
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  10. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    That site looks nothing like xenforo. aside from blue horizontal bars. I dont see Activity feeds, alerts or anything else that makes xF great.
     
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  11. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    To me it looks like a complete rip, I don't want to go any further but I don't like it at all...even images are the same
     
  12. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Even went as card as the member card and thread previews haha, where's peggy's spankin smiley.
     
  13. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    The site looks terrific. But that's because they have blatantly copied the awesomeness of xF. I don't see why go to all that trouble to copy xF when they could have just purchased it for 140 bucks.
     
  14. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    Read the first post.

    "He uses the free cms called e107 and since cms has features xenforo doesnt have he felt it would be wasted efforts going over."
     
  15. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    When i have seen this, i thinked: "Wow, a Xenforo board well customized!". I don't understand what forum board use this...

    (And i like the fake stats ahahah)
     
  16. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    Did your friend write their own framework?
     
  17. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    He might better be careful, before he knows it he might be sued by IB.
     
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  18. Ajay Bhargav

    Ajay Bhargav New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I have added the attribution to xenforo for the design. I am using e107 forum and did not write any framework for it. I cannot match up with the features of xenforo. I tried i could possibly do.

    My javascript is not that good, it has bugs :) I used Jquery with Jquerytools to make something closer to xenforo.
    --edit--
    Well i forgot to tell the reason why i cant use xenforo, I have a lot of topics but there are not ports available for e107 forum to xenforo. and $140 is too much for me. I dont have much of income source right now to hire a coder to port e107 forum data to xenforo. also i would require a bridge interface.

    My site provides information on electronics and microcontrollers. All my visitors are electronics lover none of them are into designing. So i cant even take help from them. For me, PHP and Javascript is my hobby, so i do designing in free time. By profession i am an embedded programmer (RTOS, BIOS, Linux etc).
    --end--

    Thanks for your comments.

    Regards,
    Ajay
     
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  19. kjaonline

    kjaonline Member

    Imitation is the best form of flattery
     
  20. Jose Amaral Mota

    Jose Amaral Mota Active Member

    Ditto.... and it has a link at the bottom to xenforo. If not for that, then we be all under 'Communist Rule' or some dink head dictator.
     
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