I first did anything at all in PHP back in circa 2004 when I was admin of a Half-Life 2 fan forum (vB3).When and how did you learn PHP, MySQL etc.
I'm not going to say a particular feature, as such, but I guess the general extensibility and flexibility of the code. The "XF Class Proxy" system which allows pretty much any code to be extended is awesome and I have a particular fondness for the "content type" system we have. In some cases it's absolutely insane how little code we have to write to, say, add Likes to a different content type.What's your most favourite feature of XenForo?
I don't particularly think any add-on or function is outlandish or unimplementable. I don't think this was a core suggestion (at least, I hope it wasn't) but something very niche like a "hot or not" type thing or "dating" functionality would be way beyond the remit of what we're trying to do with the software but perfectly plausible that someone could develop an add-on for something like that.What's the most outlandish thing you've ever seen requested as an addon/default function?
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Actually, some of our own code! Not because it's bad but certain aspects of a complicated software system are naturally going to have components which are very complex so trying to get your head around the code, especially code you've not written yourself, can be difficult.And conversely: what addon or code makes you cry?