It seems like all or most of us with forums that include EU members or guests will have to comply with the GPDR.
I am unclear whether this means that we will have to delete all a members' posts on request and/oe provide them a means to take those posts elsewhere.
Does anyone know more about what this means for us and can shed some light here?
So over in the GDPR thread we started talking about modularisation, e.g. the newsletter thing being more of a separated component that could be tweaked/enabled separately from the rest of it, and that going modular design allows forums to do things they currently can’t.
Thing is, I’m not sure that’s true. And speaking as someone who is launching a niche forum platform soon, I’m definitely interested in this kind of thing.
Sure, forums could benefit from understanding user expectations of the modern age... notifications systems, what UX conventions and so on other (not necessarily forum) platforms are using.
And yes, there are always going to be the “noobs” who don’t know what they’re doing and make a bit of a mess, but that’s true for blogs, it’s true for online stores too. That’s not a forum specific problem.
Then someone mentioned WordPress. I don’t think you can really compare WordPress to a forum... out of the box, it fundamentally does less. There’s more scope to add...
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This is directed towards those admins that use the XenForo platform for professional reasons (business owners with premium communities). What is your plan with XF2? Will you force it no matter what or will you "play it safe" and wait until you are 100% sure everything XF1 will work under XF2? Vote and leave your opinion below. This is out of curiosity and secondly to see what the XF admin community focusses on.
My answer is obvious: I'll play it safe. I'll wait until all my add-ons will be ported to XF2 which could easily take another year or more after XF2 stable release... I want the highest level of consistency and user convenience. They shall hardly notice the transition if possible.