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Moving the forum to XenForo in the future

Posted 1 Month ago by Rika

Not right now, but maybe in the future. It has more modern day features and things I like about forums nowadays. The only thing I noticed when trying to invite friends when running forums in the past is..

- too lazy to just register
- don't like giving out their email(when no one but me can see it)
- will register, then just fall off and never post
- other excuses

Still, these are with friends and not just people as a whole. XenForo apparently is just a one time fee and a lifetime use. There's add-ons that I feel would make the forum better. It just would vibe better IMO, but this is just a thought.

I feel like the forum would do slightly better on a modern software. I've gotten comments saying this forum looks old and such. ALSO considering a new name overall! What name would you suggest?

There are 7 Replies


Now this is NOT just a me issue. I have registered on a lot of forums recently, and notice even they lack activity. It's not just this site, but every site I go to anymore related to forums.

that's a problem now. Instant gratification seems to be word for the day, and forums don't provide that. I STILL believe that forums have a place... but due to that very same instant gratification crowd, there is not the high usage of them. Seems that to many people got trained into the 144/288 character posts to "say something" and actually having a detailed and lengthy conversation is well outside their comfort zone.

https://www.theadminzone.com/threads/starting-a-new-forum-in-2022.154218/page-2#post-1171817
And this person is correct. 100 percent correct...

1 Month ago
Rika

got to thinking more

I don't think either route is going to matter. I think despite if I switched software or not the forum would remain inactive as it is currently. This is just an issue with many forums, not just this one. It's hard to encourage activity and do stuff such as improving the site when you have zero to no knowledge of coding.

I don't wish to continue paying for this if the site won't get any form of activity by the end of the year. I am giving it till December 31st 2022 before I decide to just close it down. No one who said they'd use the site has used it.

The time to renew the hosting is 06/05/2023.

1 Month ago
Rika

I think you might get new members joining if you switch to Xenforo. For example, I originally opened my current forum on UBB.Threads and got lots of responses of people wishing me best of luck and not hardly anyone joining. Until I made the switch to Xenforo, I had more people join. Though regardless it's completely up to you if you go down this route, either way I enjoy your forum regardless of the software it's on.

1 Month ago
Ravenfreak

I think you might get new members joining if you switch to Xenforo. For example, I originally opened my current forum on UBB.Threads and got lots of responses of people wishing me best of luck and not hardly anyone joining. Until I made the switch to Xenforo, I had more people join. Though regardless it's completely up to you if you go down this route, either way I enjoy your forum regardless of the software it's on.


Yeah, truly just don't think anyone will use this forum at all. Half the people who said they would never have or even registered.

I think making the switch and possibly a name change maybe for the best.

1 Month ago
Rika

WHAT EXACGTLY DOES THE sWITCH ENTAIL?

1 Month ago
tnu

WHAT EXACGTLY DOES THE sWITCH ENTAIL?


The same sort of thing here, but more modern. It'd have an avatar system and everything else. I can possibly even get a neat 'gaming' theme or 'entertainment' theme too.

I feel like changing the name to something else too, honestly. Maybe even your idea of ShinGT or something else.

1 Month ago
Rika

Avatar systems sounds good.
Nipahs!

1 Month ago
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