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June 09, 2011, 05:41:54 PM
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Honestly, I really hate SMF and vBulletin (they look like they're from the 90's), and I'm not a huge fan of phpBB, because of how easily hackers/spammers seem to get into it.

To solve this problem, I went ahead and created my own bitcoin forum, based on Xenforo.  Xenforo is a very modern and smooth up-and-comer in the forum development arena.  I already have a forum for an established gaming community that I run in Xenforo, and everyone loves it.  It really works quite well.

The goal of the forum is to provide a mature, stable, and clean (of spammers) environment for discussion of everything related to Bitcoins.  I am also considering options for paid membership, or paid moderation, to help keep spammers/scammers at bay, but that is entirely up for discussion.

So, check it out and register before someone else takes the screenname you want!

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June 09, 2011, 08:38:04 PM
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Ok, promotion time!

The first 10 people that make 20 LEGITIMATE posts (non-spammy), and then private message me with their bitcoin address on bitcoinforums.com get 0.2 BTC!  That's $0.28/post, easy money!
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June 10, 2011, 05:17:57 AM
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Wow, I would have thought that'd have gotten more interest.  Too many posts required?  Posting in the wrong section of these forums maybe?

Anyone have any ideas for ways to improve the forum as it sits?  Or have some promotional ideas?  I need a good way to kickstart this in the pants!
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June 10, 2011, 05:30:28 AM
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What were the main things you were hoping the new forum would provide?

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June 10, 2011, 05:35:16 AM
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Smoother/better UI than SMF.

Also, some folks were talking about wanting to have a "no noobs allowed" section on this forum, where it was paid membership only (i.e. pay 0.1BTC or something small, but something that noobs generally wouldn't have).  I would likely implement this if there was enough interest in it.
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June 10, 2011, 05:40:20 AM
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I hate these "web 2.0" interfaces that constantly blink at you when you move your mouse around.

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June 10, 2011, 05:50:50 AM
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Very good, I regesitered, cause in this forum you can not reply a specail thread.

It looks that I can in your forum.

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June 10, 2011, 05:58:58 AM
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I've always been a fan of google groups. Simple and reliable. You can also quickly read everything with an email program if you want, rather than moving around clicking on links. Is there one?

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June 10, 2011, 06:01:11 AM
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Having multiple communities will be good though as Bitcoin grows. Allows for different people to associate with people more like them and provides redundancy when some are down. I wish you luck!

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June 10, 2011, 06:03:38 AM
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Nice. I registered.

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June 10, 2011, 06:06:32 AM
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bitlotto, thanks for the good wishes!  I have no idea whether a google group for Bitcoins exists... might be a good thing to start up as well though - certainly, different people have different preferences.
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June 10, 2011, 06:13:21 AM
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bitlotto, thanks for the good wishes!  I have no idea whether a google group for Bitcoins exists... might be a good thing to start up as well though - certainly, different people have different preferences.
I'd do it myself, but I have no cell phone and they only way to get a google account is to get an sms message. WTF! But if anyone creates a google group I'd join!

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June 10, 2011, 08:35:01 AM
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Haha, gotta love Google's account verification.  My wife was complaining about the same thing last night.  We have cell phones, but have text messaging turned off and use a free app to message people.  Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Google's verification texts don't come through to the free text service, so there's no way to actually verify the account.   Roll Eyes
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June 10, 2011, 10:17:47 PM
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Congrats to My_Time, he's the first to reach 20 posts and win one of the 0.20 BTC prizes!
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June 10, 2011, 11:47:15 PM
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I am new to this forum and I hardly have anything to complain about. I haven't noticed any problem with spam here?  I am interested in your community, however, and I'll check it out when I get a chance. Smiley

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June 11, 2011, 12:56:11 AM
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I hate these "web 2.0" interfaces that constantly blink at you when you move your mouse around.

Agreed. This forum which is "outdated" in its design I actually prefer. It's clean, simple and usable. I personally hate Xenforo. It's trying to be too modern for a forum imo.

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June 11, 2011, 01:07:30 AM
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we already have a forum why do we need a new one? bitcoin is still somewhat small splitting the community apparent isnt going to help.
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June 11, 2011, 03:02:18 AM
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In my opinion, only offering a new forum software won't be enough to attract people. Its personality has to be very different from this forum. For example, quite a few people have been complaining about the high noise of this forum so you might get a good market share if you strongly discourage newbies across the whole board, or even go as far as only letting known faces in.
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June 11, 2011, 03:16:42 AM
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In my opinion, only offering a new forum software won't be enough to attract people. Its personality has to be very different from this forum. For example, quite a few people have been complaining about the high noise of this forum so you might get a good market share if you strongly discourage newbies across the whole board, or even go as far as only letting known faces in.

I wouldn't be interested in it, in that case. How did all the known faces arrive on the scene without ever being a newbie?

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June 11, 2011, 03:32:13 AM
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They were newbies once. They are not anymore and they don't want to be reading a forum infested with the same newbie questions that get repeated over and over.
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