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Started by Golden_Helmet, September 21, 2004, 06:01:36 PM
Quote from: Golden_HelmetNow, for features, did you guys ever consider holding back on that? I mean, come on, this is a free forum, and it has more toy's than any pay-for forum that I've ever seen, it's just not fair (for them)
Quote from: GiNi3D on September 21, 2004, 07:09:17 PMQuote from: Golden_HelmetNow, for features, did you guys ever consider holding back on that? I mean, come on, this is a free forum, and it has more toy's than any pay-for forum that I've ever seen, it's just not fair (for them) Have you heard of the saying, >> The best things in life are FREE...First and foremost, one thing that SMF is trying to do here is to give the product an equivalent argument against vBulletin and IPB, so you can imagine that it's a serious shot here, they are going against the big guys. And I have a filling that if SMF is used by a few VERY big forum, the waves of SMF downloads will start, but for now I see only small forums from SMF, sad, but hey! SMF is young and the future seems bright enough.
Quote from: Elijah Bliss on September 21, 2004, 07:19:57 PMWhat constitutes a small/large forum? Hits? Posts per day? Total posts?
Quote from: Golden_Helmetlol, i was being sarcastic
Quote from: Golden_Helmet on September 21, 2004, 06:01:36 PMTo wrap things up, SMF is fun, easy to use, powerfull, free, and everything in-between. Who could ask more? You guys did a great job on this forum system, i honestly didn't think there was anything better than IPB
Quote from: GiNi3D on September 21, 2004, 08:38:53 PMQuote from: Elijah Bliss on September 21, 2004, 07:19:57 PMWhat constitutes a small/large forum? Hits? Posts per day? Total posts?All of the above, I'm talking about a big forum in the terms "renowned"I know that in this next link, not all the worlds forums are displayed, but it gives you an idea where SMF stands at this moment, if you want to skip the search, look at the 106 position (thought the position changes)http://www.big-boards.com/index.php?type=othersWho cares where they are, it's up to us SMF users to make it big, just like users made phpbb big.Us we know that SMF is good, we are in it, but people when making choices, they need examples.To give you an example, I found out about SMF when I went on the Coppermine photo gallery forum, I liked the look, and clicked on the bottom SMF link, the rest is history...Imagine if Coppermine didn't have SMF, imagine that big chunk of people that didn't come to SMF?So my point here is... Elijah I don't know why you asked me that question?But my answer is yes, it's important for a board system to be seen with very big "renowned" forums. EDIT>>>Quote from: Golden_Helmetlol, i was being sarcastic It was too superficial...LOL, it's a joke, welcome to SMF by the way!
Quote from: [Unknown] on September 22, 2004, 12:09:11 AMNot a chance:http://www.google.com/search?q="I, Unknown W. Brackets, would rue the day SMF was not free"-[Unknown]
Quote from: Elijah Bliss on September 21, 2004, 11:20:39 PMWell I asked because I had no idea what a "big" forum was and where my forum stacked up. In a few days I'll have over 500,000 posts...
Quote from: Elijah BlissNext month my forum will be 1 year old.
Quote from: [Unknown] on September 21, 2004, 09:22:45 PMHmm... eldaronline. Haven't talked to Purple Raine in forever. We really need to get that upgraded!...
Quote from: Golden_Helmet on September 21, 2004, 09:53:01 PMyea, most forums i've seen are running stuff like vbulletin, phpBB (god i hate this forum) , IPB, and so on.
Quote from: [Unknown] on September 21, 2004, 09:22:45 PMActually, once SMF hits 1.0 I'd like to have a user campaign (if anyone's interested) to get people to upgrade their YaBB SE forums. This means writing any mods they're attached to for SMF, etc.... but there are YaBB SE forums out there that are decent size, and should be SMF by all rights .
Quote from: GiNi3D on September 22, 2004, 09:48:23 AMQuote from: Elijah Bliss on September 21, 2004, 11:20:39 PMWell I asked because I had no idea what a "big" forum was and where my forum stacked up. In a few days I'll have over 500,000 posts...Well with 500,000 posts, you definitely have the status of a big forum, and you should put your board in that big-board list (if free).Quote from: Elijah BlissNext month my forum will be 1 year old.Congratulations in advance! And continue the great job.
Quote from: GiNi3D on September 21, 2004, 08:38:53 PMhttp://www.big-boards.com/index.php?type=others
Quote from: roboter88 on September 22, 2004, 06:57:46 PMWell i used em all :-PAnd like when something gets commercial or becomes the monopol things start to get very very boring ...mostly.eg.phpNuke i started with 4.x when i installed 5.x i noticed 90% of the sits on www. use CMS oriantating on phpNuke and all the clones and things got boring cause it wasnt special anymore.Or bbs who want hard cash for their work...i hear always people saying hej come on vB is so coool...bla bla...no its not! I as the user the hall community make s what its is. So to exist companys must find a way for making their product good and recive money from people who can afford eg charter members.I would never pay for a bbs which i just installed! Even if its a stable version which features who other dont have.People must understand that everything what charges is out of time and this way they support this!I dont want support commercial based projects where i as the user help testing em by installing em routines.People must understand that the oldschool capitalism mechanism not compatibel with the www. not even with the real world!No its on us to make the change and stop the capitalism in www.Also even if they can balance it its a big step back cause u slower your growth rate. This effect the hall project expotential even effect the hall www cause other would start also charging or thej dont use it.With commercial i mean charging for installing your software. Commercial i mean no offering doante and such a like. IF SOME1 IS SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORKY AND CAN AFFORD HE WILL DO. This is why evry 2nd project site has a donation button cause wise people understand this mechanism i mentioned above and it is liek a religion.Of course you could make everything chargable but then the www becomes only a place for people who could afford and it would be very very boring cause good ideas need no money! (refer to latest blockbuster cinematics). Also the poor would crash this commercial networking cause it would be like ms vs linux like :-)People must realize the internet is like a timemachine...its always ahead cause its free...all services who charge oriantating on systems made 100 hundreds years ago.The www is like a libery where all mankind can contribute as more contribute as more human race gets ahead.Now i choosed SMF cause its free logical nice community and shows us all how you can do such a project without charging for just participating in this evolutionary process of creating a platform for communication inside a virtual world.It got spirit it has future!cheers