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Have you used another free forum system before FM ?

Post by YoshiGM on May 1st 2015, 10:22 pm

Hello,
That is the question of the day hehe.. 
I have used 3 free system forums but most never succeeded Sad

And you ?

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Nemo on May 1st 2015, 10:26 pm

Hello,

I have used a couple of free system forums. One of them is Forumotion and it is the best by far!

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by The Wicked Angel on May 13th 2015, 6:25 pm

My best experiences have been forumotion, but I also work on proboards and jnick, which also are great forum hosts if you are into something a bit more advanced. But I still come back to forumotion, it just to classic to leave.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Ace 1 on May 13th 2015, 6:27 pm

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL FM SOME SHIZ LMFAO bwi bwi Delete Delete

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by SLGray on May 13th 2015, 11:25 pm

@Ace 1 wrote:LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL FM SOME SHIZ LMFAO bwi bwi Delete Delete
Please avoid using caps as it is considered as screaming and is very hard to read.


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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Ace 1 on May 14th 2015, 4:50 pm

Yessir it wont happen again mr man btw i like WP its better than Forumotion

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Nemo on May 14th 2015, 7:56 pm

@Ace 1 wrote:Yessir it wont happen again mr man btw i like WP its better than Forumotion

Hello @Ace 1,

What does WP stand for?

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by SLGray on May 14th 2015, 8:25 pm

I believe Ace1 is referring to WordPress.


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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Nemo on May 14th 2015, 9:05 pm

WordPress is the most popular blogging system. Unless you use bbPress and WordPress in order to create a community.
Personally, I do not believe that it is very user-friendly. 

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Ace 1 on May 15th 2015, 12:57 am

Yeah Sl's right, WP = Wordpress its actually very user-friendly if you buy the Custom Design ($99/mo) LOL

But even if you don't its still cool. You can edit your site's HTML (CSS comes with Custom Design)

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Sir. Mayo on May 15th 2015, 4:17 am

Forumotion is by far the best one i have ever used.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Mr.Winni on May 15th 2015, 5:55 am

I'm Blogger user, and Forumotion the first forum platform I use Smile I like FM because it's free and stable operation, great community support. This year, I will buy some FM services to use.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by SLGray on May 15th 2015, 8:59 pm

@Mr.Winni wrote:I'm Blogger user, and Forumotion the first forum platform I use Smile I like FM because it's free and stable operation, great community support. This year, I will buy some FM services to use.
You can create blogs on Forumotion forums.  I know that is not the same as a blog site.


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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Guest on May 17th 2015, 5:03 pm

I used to have a ProBoards forum, but it didn't let me use personalized awards, so I left it and I was so happy when I stumbled upon Forumotion. Too bad my forum died by now. </3

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by ForeverPotterLock on May 18th 2015, 2:36 am

I've only ever used forumotion!

@SlGray, how do you make a forumotion blog?

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by SLGray on May 18th 2015, 6:30 am

@ForeverPotterLock wrote:I've only ever used forumotion!

@SlGray, how do you make a forumotion blog?
This is not the place for support question.  Please open a topic in the support section.  What I mean by blog is that you can create a blog instead a forum in the administration panel if you have activated the blog option.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by mill_admin on May 19th 2015, 1:17 pm

I have used another ..won't name them here but they are much superior,my current sites with fourmotion are just secondary sites as far as I.m concerned used to redirect when needed,the so called "big brother tool" ..online guardian is fortunately only related to this host provider despite what they will tell you

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by SLGray on May 19th 2015, 9:11 pm

Onlineguardian is not part of Forumotion.  Onlineguardian works on all sites, forums, blogs, etc.  If you look closely, you exactly can get software for yourselves to block certain sites, forums, blogs, etc.


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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by mill_admin on May 20th 2015, 6:12 am

@SLGray wrote:Onlineguardian is not part of Forumotion.  Onlineguardian works on all sites, forums, blogs, etc.  If you look closely, you exactly can get software for yourselves to block certain sites, forums, blogs, etc.
Yes so I took a closer look found no sites recognized by online gaurdian, also found this
https://scriptkitties.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/why-to-leave-forumotion-com/

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5 reasons to leave forumotion.com

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Why should i move from forumotion.com? There are many reasons to this! I’m only going to list a few.
1.) Database problems.
You will never get your database from forumotion.No matter how hard you try they just wont give it too you.
Why do you need your database?
Well if you’re not happy with forumotion or want a cheaper host, you won’t be able to switch since forumotion owns your database.
2.)Ban problems.
Forumotion has a third party program implemented called “online guardian” online guardian has the right to ban any website that breaks forumotions rules.
The possible deletion reasons are as following :
* Violent or repulsive content
* Hateful or abusive content
* Defamatory content and / or affecting the integrity of a person
* Sexual and/or pornographic content
* Harmful and dangerous acts
* Copyright infringment
* Spam
* Phishing and/ or malware website
* Credit card fraud
* Hacking
Now this sounds good but what this means is if a random member on your website goes and posts porn on your website. and you somehow miss it, they’ll send you a warning and if you don’t remove it in time you’ll get ban. The stupid part is they don’t tell you  where and how your breaking the rules, and they don’t just ban the member for you they ban your forum. This can lead to many problems.
3.) Looking bad.
Many forumotion website are stuck at 500+ members and 30 thousand posts.Wonder why? This is because people simply don’t want to join a website by forumotion, no matter how much traffic they get.
4.) Money drain.
Forumotion expects you to buy a domain from them which is overly priced. They pretty much overpriced everything. They expect you to pay 20$ a year to remove their advertisements when you can remove advertisements for free with http://www.x10hosting.com
5.) Being bad.
Forumotion is running on the worst forum software out their.
These include phpbb phpbb3 and more.Users simply don’t want phpbb they lack many features and have the most vulnerabilities.Forumotion does add on to it heavily but they’re still just not user friendly.
It’s not even about that, when people know your running on forumotion.com they look down on you.They know your just trying to do it the “easy” way.
Nothing nice in life is easy or free.
What are you waiting for? This should be enough to make the switch. We suggest you  choose mybb.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Sir. Mayo on May 20th 2015, 7:21 am

That article was posted in 2011 and is far outdated. FM has seen many updates and many improvements.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by SLGray on May 20th 2015, 10:50 am

I know for a fact that Onlineguardian is used by other hosts.  The reason why I know is because a forum I created with a different host was ban by Onlineguardian.  Also a forum hosted by Zetaboard that I was a member of was ban by Onlineguardian. 



Only warning:  Before this becomes a flame war, we all need to respect all hosts and each other.


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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Derri on June 7th 2015, 12:06 am

I've tried a couple before FM but preferred FMs easy design and layout. I tried FreeForums org but was never a fan of it.


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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by adukes_007 on June 7th 2015, 7:53 am

Nope...just use FM #forum.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Michael_vx on June 7th 2015, 11:19 am

to be honest i tried VB but was not the goal i wished for easy to get hacked or the host remove it after a while
then i find by luck forumotion the Arabic one i make my forum and i was real happy
so easy so fast i didnt care about the ads or the forumotion copyrights even till now these 2 things dose not bother me
but what is really bothering is the way to active new members the template Editing as far as you know the Arabic forumotion dose not allow Edit template unless you pay 500 credits and the way to active new members is the most hard part i started to look for other way and i find MyBB forum system i tried some other kind of forums after forumotion as i said ill be honest and wont hide any thing my final stop was MyBB its good can active member just when register can add a topic by itself to welcome the new member and easy to use
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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Guest on July 4th 2015, 3:32 am

I use freeforums It has an amazing support forum, and features.

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Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Guest on August 2nd 2015, 11:51 pm

Hello, do you have a favorite forum system(s)? If so what is it and why did you join? I'll go first, mine is/was FreeForums, until i figured out that they didn't have everything i wanted. Then I switched to Forumotion.

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Guest on August 7th 2015, 9:42 pm

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by gajax912 on August 11th 2015, 1:47 am

i used webs and wetpaint...it was very simple but used shoutboxes instead of forums

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Guest on August 11th 2015, 2:39 am

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Re: Favorite Free forums system?

Post by Guest on August 12th 2015, 3:33 am

bump.

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