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So I have been having second thoughts.


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Most of you know I moved to xenForo because I thought it would be a good fit for Anime-Insight. Yet I am starting to have second thoughts. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the software and thought Invision Community would not work out well for an anime community. with the new version coming out, I don't know what you guys think. Comment below with your suggestions!
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I much prefer IPS and I am very much loving all of the new features coming with IPS 5.  Granted, the underlying software doesn't matter too much for forums anymore and XF is much more popular among small forum users.  Also don't forget that IPS 5 is also removing the ability to buy pieces of their package, so you will need to pay for all the apps (granted the overall price is going down, but it is still more than just the forum app).

 

I do believe that IPS 5 will beat XF in just about every way, but as a long time IPS admin, I can honestly say that users won't easily switch software preferences based on better features.  

 

Personally, I'd take note as to where you are marketing and getting users from, if it is all XF, then factoring in getting them to use IPS is a hurdle.  However, the software won't make it break the future of the site, so the choice is really yours.

 

Granted, if you want to use other IPS apps, XF has little to offer in return and nearly all their answers are 3rd party add-ons or simply don't exist.  This is the primary reason my sites run on IPS as they simply can't exist on XF.

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I just went ahead and went back to IPS really didn't take much seeing as I still had the old database still up. So it only took converting a few members and posts so, yeah! The xF will get used for another project and I will be saving up for another IPS self hosted license for the project I was going to use this license on. So all in all it turned out better this way.

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