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  2. I started with SMF so I will always have a deep affinity and respect for that community. They were great, but the reason why I eventually "went premium" is precisely what you you said -- it took them forever to update. I know they're a volunteer community but the interest and passion is no longer there. This tracks with the broader forum market: it's going up the value chain to premium and enterprise platforms. Why start a new SMF forum with all the hassles and problems of hosting when you can open a new Discord channel or Facebook group? They've been cannibalized by social media platforms.
  3. Just an update 77 Replies 56 Topics 5 Users
  4. What I mean by this is http and not https. SSL encryption. When I register a new domain, I automatically add SSL to it using Let's Encrypt as it has proved to be a quite handy took these days. How do you all feel about it? Do you think forums can only be trusted by the masses if security certificates are enabled?
  5. I've been watching some of the popular free forum software platforms that I used to frequently use. PhpBB... MyBB... Simple Machines... It seems like most of them are dormant with update activity, not even bug fixes. That always troubles me because most software regularly requires updates. There are always vulnerabilities and bugs to be found. The free software out there can't be that secure and error-less...can they? What are your thoughts on this?
  6. As mentioned elsewhere, the age of social media has put message forum management in jeopardy. Because of how harder it is to run a successful message forum in the social world, integrating psychology into forum management might be the way to the winning ticket. Look at sales, ads and business marketing - the marketer will speak a certain way to the target customer in hopes to sway that customer into purchasing the product or service being marketed. Do you feel the same approach should be taken with forums? We admins (the marketer) should be speaking in sense a certain way to the members (the consumers/customers) to sway them to stick...
  7. There's a lot of angst over the future of forums, but there will always be an enduring power of discussions, sharing, and learning among a group with similar interests. A lot of forums in the social, general, and lifestyle niches have slowly declined. What's your community strategy to grow? Are you building a content hub with best-in-class resources, tutorials, and knowledge base? Are you a brand or organization with an existing audience that you seek to serve?
  8. I think it looks better now very easy to use.😉
  9. Love the look and feel of the site Joel nice job 😉
  10. Cruise Critic is the leading cruise reviews site, which hosts the largest cruise community in the world. More than six million people, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise fans, visit Cruise Critic each month to research and plan their cruises, connect with other cruisers and share their passion for cruising. With the aim of helping people to find the right cruise, Cruise Critic features more than 350,000 cruise reviews as well as advice and information from our team of cruise experts on everything from choosing a ship to planning your time in port. The site also offer itinerary and pricing information, deals and money-saving tips. The popular Cruise Critic forums...
  11. Storyteller's Circle A multi-genre roleplay forum designed to support a wide array of stories and player interests. It is our vision to see Storyteller's Circle as a thriving community of writers and roleplayers, and to be a place where writers of all skill levels can feel safe and welcome. We offer a supportive staff, numerous features to help support roleplays of all types, a live discord, and above all a healthy dose of enthusiasm and inspiration derived from a group of people dedicated to seeing Storyteller's Circle prosper. If you're a roleplayer looking for a fresh start on a new site and who values a healthy community and supportive environment,...
  12. I don't like the design, the previous one was pretty good.
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  14. We are 100% free service for folks that are looking for second hand licenses or looking to trade or sell, we also offer some security for the buyer and the seller by doing a middle man service that is explained more in detail on our website. Thanks View the full article
  15. (Breaking news) Xenforo just unveiled the long awaited redesign of their homepage. It features a subdued dark blue / gray starburst pattern behind their logo with the tagline: Compelling community platform. The sub tagline: Xenforo is the solution your customers would choose. Love it? Hate it?
  16. Howdy Shawn 😀 You're a great example of a guy who can balance between the physical and the digital: to combine his love for outdoor hiking with online mediums and technological communication! Also, what's geocaching?? From a guy who has been running and involved with forums for many years, what's some advice that you would share to new webmasters? Joel
  17. Howdy everyone, Shawn here! I’m a 35 year old guy from southern Illinois - USA. I work in the QA management sector and on my days off, you can find me in the National Forest and state parks hiking, biking, geocaching and pretty much most forms out outdoor rec! I’m into it so much that I’ve created a YouTube for it and have made a name for myself locally. ive been into message forum management for many years, since the 90s. I even remember the old dialup BBS systems and of course the Usenet alt discussion boards. ive ran many forums including a big board with over a million posts....
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  19. More than happy to do so! I sent out our newslettera tad late but at least that's done
  20. Hi @Ashley thanks for updating us on your forum's progress!
  21. Come on down to a friendly general chat community where all are free to speak their mind and have a good time. Chatting Time was founded April 1, 2019. http://chattingtime.purephpbb.com join us today! Total posts 1460 • Total topics 199 • Total members 24
  22. It's going to impact the sites indexing in the short-term. In general though, Google doesn't care about the platform. It cares about the content, the speed, the user experience, the tools, and benefits you offer to visitors. Focus on that, and you'll do well regardless of platform.
  23. I'm very late but still happy new year!!
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  25. <h1>vBulletin 5.6.0 Changes and Updates</h1> <p>A preview release of vBulletin 5.6.0 is now available for download. Preview releases are for testing purposes only and are not for use on production servers.</p> <h2>Front End Changes</h2> <h3>Login Refactor</h3> <p>The mechanics behind user login have changed. The system no longer utilizes a separate page loaded within an iFrame tag. The updated functionality uses AJAX and Javascript to login instead of an HTML form submission.</p> <p>If you use the login template in a module, you need to update the template display module to use the login_main template.</p> <h3>Event Highlights</h3> <p>Site Administrators can define Event Highlights. These allow you to display events on the calendars...
  26. Ha, ha better late than never right?
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