As far as technology forums go, what do you think about MacRumors? Or a forum that's not related to technology but related to educational discussion such as The Student Room? They're pretty active as far as online users but I don't see many new post activity on MacRumors.
Hey, So as some may know I like to use the legacy 2.3.6 version of IP.Board and have subsequently gotten permission to "upgrade/update" some files and add newer features that are useful to me as long as I don't reupload the "updated" versions publicly. Proof:
Is it possible to still "convert" a vBulletin 3.8.x forum to IP.Board 2.3.6? I do not have any of the legacy converters which is why I am posting about it here and requesting it. Thank you.
Hi... I just noticed on my account that since the forum was upgraded to IPS4...my posts have been deleted? My post count is now only 134 posts, I had over 700+ posts or so. How come they've been deleted?
Are we still legally allowed to use legacy versions of IP.Board (such as 2.3.x (like I'm using) as long as the license key is in the IPB License Settings or is that illegal now? Because I'm NOT upgrading to v4. It looks horrible. Both the board and Admin CP. Forums are mainly used on DESKTOPs/LAPTOPS. NOT mobile devices/phones...so why make the board/ACP look like Windows 8's layout/mobile device? It's all flat...it's disgusting to say the least.
I'd personally rather stick to 2.3 regardless of what bugs/errors or security issues you (IPS) seem to say it has.. As far as spam bots, I've already done my appropriate measures to counter them and stop them from registering without disturbing the smooth ability of visitor registrations.
If someone steals your license key, I'd advise having it reset/changed immediately. Although they can't exactly do anything with it as it's only set for your board. However some people seem to assume that if they use someone else's license key, that their "board" is licensed and verified as being licensed by IPS, which is definitely not the case here.
If you suspect your key being stolen, you can file a ticket in your Client Area requesting it be reset. Please note that if you've changed your license key (reset it) once already in your 6 month period you will have to pay a fee of $15.
Precisely as Brandon said.. this "idea" would inevitably fail. There is no way for IPS to "automatically" take down forums that are unlicensed. That's like saying boards that still run IP.Board 2.3.6 (like mine now) is unlicensed just because it's not up-to-date. I have my IPB License key in the IPB License Settings. That's all that matters, whether or not my license has expired. Not that I refuse to renew it, but this simply just restricts me from upgrading my current software version along with support.
I'd agree it is very hard to try and get a forum active with new users. I can also say I've had the same experience. So I improvised and setup game servers for Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source and Global Offensive for DarkNight Gaming. (my site) Although some people may not think that .co.uk domains are "popular" for gaming sites, I also have darknight1.com which redirects to darknight1.co.uk. ;)
To purchase the software, you may click here to purchase a Standard (self hosted) License. OR you could alternatively purchase IPS (Community In the Cloud) Hosting where you may safely host your site/forum with IPS! Do take attention that with IPS Hosting, you are limited and subject to ONLY having an IP.Board license for your IPS Hosted domain. This means you are not able to host your board elsewhere with an IPS Hosted license.
If you wish to host elsewhere, you will have to purchase a Self-Hosted Standard License.
I hope this answers your questions efficiently. :)