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Post by WolfTrek on September 15th 2020, 7:22 am

Hello,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this (apologies if it isn't), but I have a few questions which I couldn't manage to find the answers to. I have been looking into creating my own forum for a while now, and Forumotion seems to be the best choice for what I want, but there's a few things I need to know before I commit (though of course I had to go ahead and create the forum to post my questions here).

  • First off, I've come across a few posts where people have complained about the 1,990 post limit per topic before the topic locks itself and splits into another topic. However, the last information I could find regarding this was posted in 2017, and I was wondering if the limit has changed (or, hopefully, even been removed) since then.

  • What is the largest character limit allowed per post? I seem to recall reading it was 60,000 characters in the past, but I can no longer find any information on this.

  • Will my forum ever be deleted by Forumotion due to extended periods of inactivity?

  • Who owns the content posted on my forum? I know that Forumotion owns the database, and said database is off-limits to forum owners and thus non-transferrable to another webhost, but I want to make sure that any content posted on my forum is my own property. The privacy policy/terms of service seems to indicate that it is, but I just wish to confirm.

  • Can I keep my forum unlisted so that it doesn't appear in your directory? It's going to be a private forum for me and my friends and I'd rather avoid any unwanted attention.

Thank you for your time and assistance.


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Post by skouliki on September 15th 2020, 7:52 am

hello and welcome

First off, I've come across a few posts where people have complained about the 1,990 post limit per topic before the topic locks itself and splits into another topic. However, the last information I could find regarding this was posted in 2017, and I was wondering if the limit has changed (or, hopefully, even been removed) since then.

990 messages (once the limit reached, the subject is locked and splitted)

What is the largest character limit allowed per post? I seem to recall reading it was 60,000 characters in the past, but I can no longer find any information on this.

65,000 characters (Including spaces)


Will my forum ever be deleted by Forumotion due to extended periods of inactivity?

only the founder can delete the forum
note: if the founder has not connected for at least six months and one day a member of your forum can ask the administration
see this https://help.forumotion.com/t81878-recovery-or-change-founder-of-an-account


Who owns the content posted on my forum? I know that Forumotion owns the database, and said database is off-limits to forum owners and thus non-transferrable to another webhost, but I want to make sure that any content posted on my forum is my own property. The privacy policy/terms of service seems to indicate that it is, but I just wish to confirm.

maybe this is more helpful https://help.forumotion.com/t6668-forumotion-s-forum-databases

Can I keep my forum unlisted so that it doesn't appear in your directory? It's going to be a private forum for me and my friends and I'd rather avoid any unwanted attention.

you can
Administration Panel > General > Forum > Categories & Forumscheck the permissions to each category
Administration Panel >General>Forums Directory....Participate in Forums directory :NO
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Post by Ape on September 15th 2020, 9:37 am

welcome to the English support forum.  Shake

This  topic may help you on all our limits.
https://help.forumotion.com/t159528-some-limits-of-forumotion-forum#1111942
If this topic is solved please scroll to the top of this topic and click the mark solved button.

Thank you and have a great day.

APE.


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Post by skouliki on September 15th 2020, 10:32 am

@APE wrote:welcome to the English support forum.  Shake

This  topic may help you on all our limits.
https://help.forumotion.com/t159528-some-limits-of-forumotion-forum#1111942 FIXED THE LINK IN MY POST
If this topic is solved please scroll to the top of this topic and click the mark solved button.

Thank you and have a great day.

APE.

@APE this thread is viewable only for staff members
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Post by WolfTrek on September 15th 2020, 10:35 am

Thanks for the quick replies! That clears nearly everything up, though I'm not sure if you completely understood my fourth question. I know the database is owned by Forumotion, but I just wanted to make sure that any of the characters or writing posted on my forum (it's going to be a roleplay forum) still belong to me and my members only. It's probably a silly question, but I'm very protective. ^^'
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Post by brandon_g on September 15th 2020, 2:15 pm

Well of course your own writings and stuff still belong to you. It's just you should keep a backup copy if you wish to use it outside of Forumotion since we can not move posts from the database.

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Post by Ape on September 15th 2020, 6:55 pm

Sorry I fixed my last post with a new link forgot the topic was in the staff forum.
The help post is now here
https://help.forumotion.com/t159528-some-limits-of-forumotion-forum#1111942


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Post by JaneDoe on September 15th 2020, 9:52 pm

I don't want to hi jack this topic but want to check how many smilies we are allowed.

In the topic you have linked to @Ape it states 255, but in this old topic it states 150 including default smilies:

https://help.forumotion.com/t8325-smilies-emoticons?highlight=smilies

Can I have confirmation which one it is please?

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Post by skouliki on September 15th 2020, 10:08 pm

as far as i know, the right one is 255
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Post by SLGray on September 15th 2020, 10:24 pm

You need to understand that you can make your forum private, but it does not stop the head office from seeing everything on your forum.  Make sure to read all the Terms of Service carefully.


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Post by WolfTrek on September 16th 2020, 12:27 am

Alright, I think that answers everything.  Thank you again for the help.  Smile
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Post by SLGray on September 16th 2020, 4:12 am

Problem solved & topic archived.
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