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xenForo meaning

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by majdi, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    i wonder why its called xenForo :)
    is there a story behind?
  2. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member


    vbulletin Four

    hehehe you know this is what vb4 could of been
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  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I dunno! :D
  4. Ianto

    Ianto Member

    EDIT: Oh wait, that's Fora. Nevermind.

    My first thought on "Xen" was zen?
  5. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    This was just with 2 ex-vBulletin developers. Imagine if Kier, Mike, Freddie, Scott, and Jerry were all working on this. :p
  6. vB Style

    vB Style New Member

    Foro is a spanish word, which in english means Forum.
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  7. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    i take it "Kier's Super Duper Awesome Forum Software" was taken
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  8. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I'd say xen = zen and foro = forum
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    So in other words: Epic Fu
  10. GodForum.com

    GodForum.com Well-Known Member

    It looks like InternetBrands bought the body of VB but couldn't buy out its soul :)
  11. majdi

    majdi Well-Known Member

    god bless xf :D
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  12. tecknical

    tecknical Member

    +10000 on that.
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  13. Hemanth

    Hemanth Member

    I like the Xen part, but Foro seems a bit awkward in the English speaking world.
  14. tecknical

    tecknical Member

    A rose by any other name is but a rose. Anyway, xenforo is quite easy to market (since it's unique and sounds...exotic).
  15. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    My take on its meaning:

    Xen = Different
    Foro = Forum

    XenForo = Different Forum [meaning not like other ones]
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  16. AdrianH

    AdrianH Active Member

    "xen" is a virtual machine monitor . Foro is Spanish for forum.
  17. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Xen also sounds cool. :)
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  18. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Lol I agree on this...

    By take on it is

    Xen = Zen (minimalistic calming etc)
    Foro = Forum (just a cool short and different way of doing it **except for the spanish**)
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  19. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

  20. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    ya, really cool ... :p

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