1 of the best free hosted forum.

Discussion in 'Free Hosted Forums' started by Y2J, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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  2. meetdilip

    meetdilip Tazmanian Master

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    Looks good. You can easily get better looks on self hosted forums. But yes, it costs money.

    The irony is, you will start feeling bad when your forum walks through success and they have your database.
     
  3. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Administrator

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    Or another way of putting it....

    You realize they have THEIR database, and it does not belong to you.
     
  4. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    Can that version of IPB used for that purpose?
     
  5. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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    no guys i can download my forum's database anytime for free on jcink.
     
  6. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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    Heavily Modified Version on IPB 1.3
     
  7. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

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    I don't understand that 2012.

    Why not an earlier date?
    or why not 2013?
     
  8. TopHatAndMonocle

    TopHatAndMonocle Retired TAZ Staff

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    The design is pretty good, definitely, perhaps with the exception of the logo (but I'm very opinionated about logos, so there's that.)

    However, the size of your forum taken into consideration, and the increasingly cheap hosting available all across the web, I suggest you start taking matters into your own hands, and get this on an actual host. If Jcink shuts down their service, or your website begins pulling too much traffic, no free forum host has any hesitation towards shutting you down to save their own hosting expenses. In addition, even if you can download the forum's database, Jcink is keeping a copy of it, and they're in their full right to treat it however they like.

    In other words: They have access to all the data available on your forum, and if you become successful enough that it's worth taking that data, or even the design on your forum, they practically own it, and you're screwed if you try to do anything about it.

    Get your own. That's my best suggestion.

    EDIT:
    Also, are we not going to talk about the blatant self-promotion?
     
  9. Y2J

    Y2J Enthusiast

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    Sadly that's true.
     
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