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XenForo or xenForo? And what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by karll, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    I feel that this very important issue needs to be resolved once and for all:

    The logo quite clearly says "xenForo", and yet I see so many writing it "XenForo". And what about the abbreviation? If "xenForo" is correct, then the abbreviation should surely be "xF"?

    What is the meaning of "xenForo" anyway? I can imagine the "Foro" part having to do with forums. I'm not sure about "xen" though. Does it have to do with the Zend framwork?
  2. Weppa333

    Weppa333 Active Member

    Xeno is ancient greek for "strange",
    eg in the movie Alien, they call them "xenomorphs" ("strange shape")

    Just my 2 cents :)
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  3. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

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  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As for the correct spelling, you only see xenForo written as such as part of the logo.

    The official name is XenForo.
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  5. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Yep this has been answered a few times, the lowercase x in the logo is jus stylisation.
  6. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Ah thanks, I should have guessed this would have been asked many times before!
  7. Despair

    Despair Active Member

    Heh, in one of the law documents I saw "Xenforo" and it was not as if you had to use ucfirst casing since they had "vBulletin".
  8. rollthebones

    rollthebones Active Member

    You really need to go outside for a bit.

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