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[*] posted on 11-8-2019 at 04:40 AM
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Hello All!

As I have made a previous post here explaining I would like to continue development on XMB. After some serious life changes I was unfortunately unable to even work on my own projects. As you can see, I have not forgotten about this community.

I have to say...I'm blown away that there are still some people stalking around here. Which, makes me feel pretty inspired.

If anyone on here would me out. I may not have a lot of time for development, however, I can pitch in time for webmaster services, design, and organization services. I can purchase domains, hosting, etc.

All I would ask in return is some help from dedicated people...

Although, there would need to be some changes. The forum would need to be 're-branded'. The reason being, this domain is toxic. Just by reading some former posts, there is too much confusion with domains and such.

I'm willing to give this a shot if other people are will to pitch in. I can begin setting up a Trello Board to organize the development and GitHub to code share.

Why do I want to do this? Honestly, I love forums and the people around them. Forums are dying because of large sites like Reddit and Facebook. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for a small market which XMB could fill.

If know-one here would like to see this through, I understand.

What do you say?...
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[*] posted on 11-9-2019 at 12:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by LordOfSpoon  
Hello All!

As I have made a previous post here explaining I would like to continue development on XMB. After some serious life changes I was unfortunately unable to even work on my own projects. As you can see, I have not forgotten about this community.

I have to say...I'm blown away that there are still some people stalking around here. Which, makes me feel pretty inspired.

If anyone on here would me out. I may not have a lot of time for development, however, I can pitch in time for webmaster services, design, and organization services. I can purchase domains, hosting, etc.

All I would ask in return is some help from dedicated people...

Although, there would need to be some changes. The forum would need to be 're-branded'. The reason being, this domain is toxic. Just by reading some former posts, there is too much confusion with domains and such.

I'm willing to give this a shot if other people are will to pitch in. I can begin setting up a Trello Board to organize the development and GitHub to code share.

Why do I want to do this? Honestly, I love forums and the people around them. Forums are dying because of large sites like Reddit and Facebook. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for a small market which XMB could fill.

If know-one here would like to see this through, I understand.

What do you say?...


Toxic? nope, that's called history. I'm not keen on rebranding as it's an insult to everyone that has helped xmb in the past and currently.

To be honest - anyone can provide webmaster services, design, and organization services along with purchasing of domains, hosting, etc. What xmb does need in my opinion, is people with php experience and time, so there is more than one dev/support.

Good luck though with whatever you decide to do, whether that is here, other forums, creating your own or walking away.

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[*] posted on 11-9-2019 at 01:38 AM


Quote: Originally posted by xmb-fan  


Toxic? nope, that's called history. I'm not keen on rebranding as it's an insult to everyone that has helped xmb in the past and currently.

To be honest - anyone can provide webmaster services, design, and organization services along with purchasing of domains, hosting, etc. What xmb does need in my opinion, is people with php experience and time, so there is more than one dev/support.

Good luck though with whatever you decide to do, whether that is here, other forums, creating your own or walking away.



History is just that... History. We as webmasters remember those great days of a certain website which we had a deep attachment too. Regardless of those emotions, some things just need to be let go for progress to continue.

I can understand how rebranding would feel like an insult. However, from legal complications, DMCA issues, no staff, and many more issues, the truth is that this site remains on the hope that this software will remain relevant and will be remade someday. Which is awesome, don't get me wrong. I applaud the people who have come this far with it. If everyone really cares about this community and this software, it's time to hit the ground running and organize some support.

And you're right... Anyone can provide these services. The fact is, I don't see a lot of people around saying they are (apart from lottos, and other people keeping this site going) offering such services.

Yes, developers are an integral part of the operation. I have many years in the forum 'world' and strong organizational skills. I also have ties to a lot locals colleges and schools in my area. There is much that can be done, even without those handy coding skills.

I very much appreciate your post, xmb-fan. I can see a good future in this software if everyone is willing to pitch in, make hard decisions, and move forward. If thats the case, I will stay around as long as possible. I have no interest in working with another forum software again, unless it's XMB.

The fact that you have registered an account to simply reply to this post, speaks volumes about this software... :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 11-9-2019 at 02:41 AM


Not much for me to say .... miqrogroove is the man for these questions.



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[*] posted on 11-9-2019 at 05:44 AM


Quote: Originally posted by kuba1  
Not much for me to say .... miqrogroove is the man for these questions.


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[*] posted on 11-9-2019 at 12:44 PM


Branding has never been the issue. My personal goal was to stabilize the old code just so that it was still workable. During that effort, there was a consensus reached that the old code would be of no value to a new major version. It would have to be a total re-write. So the brand was something that could stay or go without much consequence to a new project. And it was never my intention to re-invent this wheel.
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[*] posted on 11-9-2019 at 08:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by miqrogroove  
Branding has never been the issue. My personal goal was to stabilize the old code just so that it was still workable. During that effort, there was a consensus reached that the old code would be of no value to a new major version. It would have to be a total re-write. So the brand was something that could stay or go without much consequence to a new project. And it was never my intention to re-invent this wheel.


Well suppose we build a team for a new project? I miss working in these areas and want to get back in the game. Even the lead of Flarum left to build his own premium forum software.

I have many great ideas and the motivation. Just need the right people.
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[*] posted on 11-11-2019 at 07:15 AM


Been down this path a few times with people coming in and making a level of excitement, eg sliq and eman86, then to never see them again, so I'm not holding my breath. I think over the years, there has been a consolidation of forum providers, with some dropping off the radar and a few new ones emerging as the new front runners.



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[*] posted on 11-11-2019 at 10:18 PM


Quote: Originally posted by lottos  
Been down this path a few times with people coming in and making a level of excitement, eg sliq and eman86, then to never see them again, so I'm not holding my breath. I think over the years, there has been a consolidation of forum providers, with some dropping off the radar and a few new ones emerging as the new front runners.


Well, Iím here everyday now. Scanning this topic for replies lol Iím willing to give something an actual shot if others are.
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