So, should I upgrade the site to XenForo 2 at some point?

Discussion in 'Wario Forums Info' started by CM30, Aug 12, 2017 at 1:01 AM.

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What forum software should Wario Forums use in future?

  1. XenForo 2, because it's the next version of what's already running

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    10.0%
  2. IPB 4, cause it has more interesting features

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Stick with XenForo 1

    8 vote(s)
    80.0%
  4. Consider something else (that's not listed above)

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  1. CM30
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    CM30 Administrator Staff Member

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    It's in testing now, and looks something like this:

    https://xenforo.com/community/

    As you can see, it's not too different from XenForo 1, but it's newer looking none the less.

    However, I myself am not too convinced by it all. Yeah it's somewhat decent looking, and it'll probably be solid on a coding level.

    But it doesn't really add many new features or what not. They do exist (including a new post editor and a few easy ways to customise the nav bar), they're just not all that interesting to look at. Here's the topic on the official site about that one:

    https://xf2demo.xenforo.com/threads/whats-new-in-xenforo-2.114/

    So XenForo 2 is one option, and perhaps the 'safe' one if we decide to stick with this software for the foreseeable future.

    However at the same time I'm also kind of interested in IPB 4 as well. That one does look significantly different from previous versions, and even includes some of the features we've added as XenForo plugins as default. Here's a preview for that software:

    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/

    As well as a list of its features:

    https://invisioncommunity.com/features/apps

    So what do you think we should do? Should we stick with the XenForo version we've got, upgrade to XenForo 2 when it's released or move to IPB 4?

    Post your thoughts below, or vote in the poll now!
     
  2. JS Shantae
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    JS Shantae Half-Genie Hero Diamond City Insider

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    Honestly I'm of the belief that everything is fine as-is...if it ain't broke don't fix it, I always say.
    But I'd also be fine with any of these, leaning a little towards XenForo 2 as IPB 4 looks a bit obnoxious
     
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  3. Magma
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    I like the current format and would probably lean more towards an upgraded Xenforo if there are more substantial benefits in the near future.
     
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  4. The 3rd Wario Brother
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    The 3rd Wario Brother Worlds greatest treasure hunter.

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    I'd say stick with the current model however i am very much interested in Xenforo 2 but their isn't enough new stuff to warrant the change but do keep an eye on it because it IS in testing and a substantial improvement on the good formula would make me excited to see a change.

    IPB 4 has good content but its just all over the place, Its a big flustercuck of stuff. I'm sure its good but i don't wanna take the time to figure out the radical layout (okay maybe i'm exaggerating the layout)
     
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  5. CM30
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    CM30 Administrator Staff Member

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    So far I have two votes for sticking with XenForo 1 and one each for the other two options.

    Come on everyone, vote if you want to have your say!
     
  6. Just a Wario fan
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    Just a Wario fan Critical yet optimistic

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    I agree with JS Shantae and the 3rd Wario Brother. Leave everything is at is, unless there is a good reason to change it.
     
  7. CM30
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    CM30 Administrator Staff Member

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    *Looks at the votes*

    I think the consensus looks pretty clear.
     
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  8. 607
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    607 Master of Disguise

    True, but generally, people do tend to be afraid of change.
    But in this case, I think it might very well be for the better. For now, at least.
     
  9. CM30
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    CM30 Administrator Staff Member

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    I am a little worried though. That we'll never end up bringing in a new audience because we're so concerned about not changing anything in case it upsets the existing one.
     
  10. TB100
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    TB100 The Blue Blur

    Eventually there will be a time where it'll be good idea for a upgrade. (Maybe in let's say a couple of years from now.) as Xenforo 1, like all software, will eventually become outdated. however, I don't think it's really necessary right now, as the current software we have seems to be doing just fine.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017 at 10:27 PM
  11. Magma
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    Do people really join a forum because of its layout and features? I mean a crappy or outdated layout will deter people away certainly but I doubt a new layout and amazing features on their own will create much of an upswing of activity.
    The problem is the size of the fanbase and how incredibly stagnant the Wario series has been as of late.
     
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  12. 607
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    607 Master of Disguise

    My main forum uses a version of XenForo of over 5 years ago. Hardly anyone minds. And I'm glad we've got that one. d:)
     
  13. Shokora
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    Shokora MarioWiki

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