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Offline Kaiden

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What direction will furtopia go in?
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:16:47 pm »
Obviously a furry forum is needed (Hey, I like forums, what else do ya want?) but will furtopia continue to use a third party software (not that there's anything wrong with it) or will it fork from the software into its own independent platform?

I notice there's two domains but there's no front page, just the forum and chat.

As far as the direction it goes, only time can tell I suppose.
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Re: What direction will furtopia go in?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 08:22:54 pm »
Not sure I understand what you mean?
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Re: What direction will furtopia go in?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 09:39:56 pm »
Not sure I understand what you mean?

Furtopia relies on SMF forum software to operate as a forum, and there's lots of sites that do that, but I'm just curious about its future.

Will the developers make their own software or continue to use SMF?

I think it would be nice if furtopia had a web page for its main domain but that just redirects to the forums.

It's all good though, I'm sure there's a reason for that.
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Re: What direction will furtopia go in?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 10:03:51 pm »
Being one of the "old members" here, I can tell you that Furtopia did have a "front door" Welcome screen or page so to speak from long, long ago. Back between 2002 to early 2008, Furtopia was using the Invision I think?.......forum software, etc.  We had a "front page" that visitors would see that showed and explained lots of stuff like links to IRC, Artist sites, the forums, and so much more. But that front "Welcome screen" and the Invision forums went away when Furtopia got hacked in early 2008. WhiteShepherd then moved Furtopia to using the SMF style forums.
The "Welcome page" never came back as there were too many dead links and services. That, plus the fact that WS closed down the web hosting. A lot of the dead links and services if I remember on the Welcome page went to hosted sites for Furtopian members.

SMF seems pretty stable and user friendly from all the time I've been here. As the old saying goes, If it ain't broke, then why fix it?

As for Furtopia creating it's own web page/platform, that might be up to WhiteShepherd and/or the staff. I can only take a guess that money and program coding might be two issues.
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