Forum Software Changed

Discussion in 'Site Specific News and Info' started by derrian, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. derrian

    derrian Pika-Zoom! Staff Member

    As you all might have noticed the Forum has change to use Xenforo now. Looks liek everything ported over correctly but please let me know if you see any issues.

    Some more tweaks will be coming, but I figured it was about time to change. The old forum did not support the newest version of PHP that the server was upgraded too, and I saw no point in attempting to get it to work.

    Xenforo is a nice, cleaner, more up to date platform that we can build upon.

    What else is coming? A ton SEO work to get this a good user base again.
  2. mOjO

    mOjO Member

    To be honest, I think it's likely too late for a any changes to be impactful to the site. I was on here...I dunno...Monday or Tuesday and it didn't look like there were any relevant posts in the last few months other than, Mazda news spam from the bot, and a few scattered "where is everybody" posts.

    Perhaps a new forum redesign is just a small part in a bigger plan to revitalize the site, in which case I wish you the best of luck. However, there's an uphill battle here to bring back many of the previous regulars.
  3. derrian

    derrian Pika-Zoom! Staff Member

    Your are correct :) There is a plan and letting the site kind of die off, was part of it. Getting people here is not something I'm too worried about at this point. A Forum are only part of the equation and finding organic traffic is actually something I'm good at considering my career.

    I'm also not wasting money by letting the site sit with no traffic. Just the cost of the domain.
    I was just damn happy to move away from vbulletin finally :D
  4. derrian

    derrian Pika-Zoom! Staff Member

    So far it looks like Xenforo has been doing a good job. It is a very nice forum :)

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