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The contest began 6 months ago and you're still waiting it out

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06-04-2012, 10:18 AM
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I'm baffled why you're pouring resources into a logo. It's trivial and pointless. You're not going to start bulletin boards down San Francisco. You're not Coca-Cola. Websites do not need logos. This is not 1999. Adapt.

I believe the majority on day 1 agreed on audy's. You're never going to please 100% of the community. People have different tastes.

"premature optimization is the root of all evil" ~Donald Knuth.

This is what you're doing. You spending way too much time optimizing when it's not ready to be optimized. A new theme will not fix it. Plugins will not fix it. The only way to fix 'it' is to roll your sleeves up and get dirty. Create content and be the change. Be the type of user you want TF to attract, because don't expect anyone else to. Be the change.

TF is behind every other online community I frequent. Reddit, HN and SE amongst others. I told you before, vBulletin is a dated forum structure and it offers a very crappy platform for discussion. Posts are ordered by date rather than quality. Which makes for very poor conversation. Nobody cares about a paid-to-post plugin, if anything it's insulting that you believe this would incentivise us.

Stop the freaking censorship already. Stop censoring posts because you disagree or they appear to be out of topic. Seriously now. Your moderation practices are that of the stone age. It leaves a very sour taste. **** **** bollocks ... stop trying to play internet police. Stop telling me what words I can consume. Stone age.

06-04-2012, 01:38 PM
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This forum is dead

06-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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Is there another platform you'd suggest we use?

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I would go with a HN clone. Plenty on github.

We don't need all the bloated functionality of a vBulletin. I cannot stress enough how dated that forum software is.

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Originally Posted by Trustworthy View Post
This forum is dead
Weren't you leaving?

Originally Posted by Dan View Post
TF is behind every other online community I frequent. Reddit, HN and SE amongst others. I told you before, vBulletin is a dated forum structure and it offers a very crappy platform for discussion. Posts are ordered by date rather than quality. Which makes for very poor conversation. Nobody cares about a paid-to-post plugin, if anything it's insulting that you believe this would incentivise us.
It's similar to the achievement systems found in games which are actually fairly popular.

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/200...right-now.html

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It's coined Gamification. Not a fan be honest but I understand why it works in most cases.

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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Stop the freaking censorship already. Stop censoring posts because you disagree or they appear to be out of topic. Seriously now. Your moderation practices are that of the stone age. It leaves a very sour taste. **** **** bollocks ... stop trying to play internet police. Stop telling me what words I can consume. Stone age.

When have we ever censored you?

Censorship of words is necessary for members who cannot communicate without cursing.

Dan, I don't know what HN is. Care to explain in more detail how you see TF function with forum, blog, marketplace and other apps as part of the community? How do you migrate existing membership and content/data into the new platform?

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Go for XenForo I know you're all aware of the lawsuit probably but there has been a trial date announced so it's finally coming to an end... XenForo is the future now IMO. I know I sound like a fanboy.

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When have we ever censored you?
Posts are removed all the time.


Dan, I don't know what HN is. Care to explain in more detail how you see TF function with forum, blog, marketplace and other apps as part of the community? How do you migrate existing membership and content/data into the new platform?
http://news.ycombinator.com/

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Originally Posted by Lucas View Post
Go for XenForo I know you're all aware of the lawsuit probably but there has been a trial date announced so it's finally coming to an end... XenForo is the future now IMO. I know I sound like a fanboy.
Thank you, Lucas. Oh yes, I am aware of the lawsuit. I have been watching the development of XenForo since their inception, I like the team behind it. Apart from that I'd like to see how the lawsuit ends first, to be honest I don't see much of a difference between XF and VB. In fact, the new theme resembles XenForo a lot - forumdisplay and threaddisplay pages especially.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4523505&type=1
The development community of vBulletin is also what is attractive about the software.


Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Posts are removed all the time.
This is a weak argument, Dan. All communities/forums remove posts that break their rules.


Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Looks like a typical Reddit/Digg like site with people ranking up the links/stories. This concept has been around the web forever and it has its own set of problems (those that spam these sites by ranking up certain material up). I can potentially see how it could be interesting for the discussions part of the community. However, you have not address the issues of data/membership migration and integration of other services like the marketplace, blog and other apps that we might bring forward.

Are there any scripts that would actually tie this concept into an actual community with ability to edit posts, quote on replies, attach items, etc - forum-style? Developing a custom application for this purpose, thus reinventing the wheel is out of the question.

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