I'd be curious to know what the advantages of XenForo are over something like Discourse, which seems to be the go-to for (new) forums these days.
Have you ever seen a Discourse forum that doesn't look like every other Discourse forum? Their mobile first, desktop never approach makes for a poor experience (imo) for Webwide's predominantly desktop using audience. 😄I'd be curious to know what the advantages of XenForo are over something like Discourse, which seems to be the go-to for (new) forums these days.
I think Discourse is well suited to a support platform or for an additional communication method around an existing community (eg. a game, a product, etc.) which is evidently their targets based from their customer showcase. It seems to fall flat as an all-in-one community system.
XF can do almost everything Discourse can do, and more, plus is easier to extend and run.
On a scale of threaded discussion boards to realtime chat systems...
XenForo -> Discourse -> Reddit -> Slack -> Discord -> Telegram
...I am trying to fill the gap in our space on the far XenForo side. Has it been missing for a reason? Maybe... we'll find out! 😅
Besides, all these systems have importers between each other that keep all data intact so no worries if those needs change in future.
Just delighted beyond description that so far there's no resemblance to stack overflow :) (Not a huge fan of badges/achievements though)
Is that a facetious 😱? I carry a sack full of stickers. When someone says something in my vicinity- anything- I utter the words "congratulations! You've been awarded..." and slap a sticker on their forehead with an appropriate label such as "silver medallion 'greeting sayer'" or "A for Alpha Expansive Body Language Performer'. If they talk a lot, loudly, for several weeks, without drawing breath or moving, they get the "Major Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Gold Supernova" sticker.