What's wrong with Xenforo 2?

Kaz Wolfe

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I see that Xenforo 2 is a good platform but more people still are saying that IPB is best or the king of forum platforms. Why? Is IPB better than Xenforo 2? What's wrong with Xenforo 2?
 

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I believe both platforms have their advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion, I find XenForo to have pretty good basic features, gives you a lot of room for customizations. But has poor support. Although not related to XenForo developers, add-ons are ridiculously expensive As for IPB4 has a lot of neat features, but lacks customization I find. And prices are high, they charge you for pretty much everything.
 

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Xenforo is pretty expensive and you have to buy more addons to make your forum better. Other than that, i see it is a good forum software though.
 

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Remember the good old days when all hosts ran a forum? We had one that had 100,000 posts and ran vBulletin. VB was king back then but then they changed their pricing model and pretty much killed their business.
 

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VB was king back then but then they changed their pricing model and pretty much killed their business.
How much did they change?

I think vB failed because they didn't support old versions as vB 3x , vB 4x while vB 5 is not really good and can compete with other forum software as IPB or XF.
 

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I manage various communities and in terms of core functionality, XenForo 2 wins over IPB in my opinion. IPB doesn't feel as well organized as XenForo. For example, the only way to ban a user appears to be via the admin CP, there's no front-end option like there is on XenForo, MyBB, phpBB, etc. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here, maybe I just haven't seen the option yet. IPB does have a lot of strengths though - it's really nice to customize (I love the "Blocks" feature). They're both great platforms, but XenForo is my favourite right now.
 
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