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meetdilip

Tazmanian Master
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
6,675
Looks good. You can easily get better looks on self hosted forums. But yes, it costs money.

The irony is, you will start feeling bad when your forum walks through success and they have your database.
 

mysiteguy

Migration Expert
Joined
Feb 20, 2007
Messages
3,095
Or another way of putting it....

You realize they have THEIR database, and it does not belong to you.
 

Y2J

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 18, 2013
Messages
152
no guys i can download my forum's database anytime for free on jcink.
 

TopHatAndMonocle

Retired TAZ Staff
Joined
Jun 19, 2008
Messages
162
The design is pretty good, definitely, perhaps with the exception of the logo (but I'm very opinionated about logos, so there's that.)

However, the size of your forum taken into consideration, and the increasingly cheap hosting available all across the web, I suggest you start taking matters into your own hands, and get this on an actual host. If Jcink shuts down their service, or your website begins pulling too much traffic, no free forum host has any hesitation towards shutting you down to save their own hosting expenses. In addition, even if you can download the forum's database, Jcink is keeping a copy of it, and they're in their full right to treat it however they like.

In other words: They have access to all the data available on your forum, and if you become successful enough that it's worth taking that data, or even the design on your forum, they practically own it, and you're screwed if you try to do anything about it.

Get your own. That's my best suggestion.

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no guys *I* can download my forum's database anytime for free on jcink.
Also, are we not going to talk about the blatant self-promotion?
 

Y2J

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 18, 2013
Messages
152
The design is pretty good, definitely, perhaps with the exception of the logo (but I'm very opinionated about logos, so there's that.)

However, the size of your forum taken into consideration, and the increasingly cheap hosting available all across the web, I suggest you start taking matters into your own hands, and get this on an actual host. If Jcink shuts down their service, or your website begins pulling too much traffic, no free forum host has any hesitation towards shutting you down to save their own hosting expenses. In addition, even if you can download the forum's database, Jcink is keeping a copy of it, and they're in their full right to treat it however they like.

In other words: They have access to all the data available on your forum, and if you become successful enough that it's worth taking that data, or even the design on your forum, they practically own it, and you're screwed if you try to do anything about it.

Get your own. That's my best suggestion.

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Also, are we not going to talk about the blatant self-promotion?
Sadly that's true.
 
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