Oxwall will RIP soon?

Jason5

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Few years back Oxwall was so popular and many used their software to start a social networking site. Now the site powered by Oxwall has come down and there is no major update for a long time. Do you think Oxwall will RIP soon?
 

LeadCrow

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No idea, but how popular was it really? Did it have enough manpower and funding to even sustain its existence?

I suspect shifting paradigms have reduced the appeal of social networking scripts like Oxwall, as it makes a lot more sense to add social features to an already active site or build an ecosystem within a mobile app than go all in challenging Facebook on all platforms and regions they dominate.

This reminds me that despite the Data Transfer initiative, these scripts have not offered easy ways to integrate takeout data and the volume of personal information may be unsafe to even handle. People are quitting SNs but not finding viable alternatives to just deleting their accounts.
 

cornnfedd

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100% agree, I have never heard of them, and they seem crazy priced.
 

doubt

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Who's their target demographic with pricing like that?
Hmmm...Dating...
I would pay any price for the right software to find with its help a rich bride...
I'm not fussy about her, not necessary to be pretty, age not a problem.(Older is better of course...)
;)
 

LeadCrow

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Idiots....? :whistle:

J.
Or anyone hoping to challenge Facebook for venture capital and an IPO on the cheap. Developping all that inhouse would cost far more, in money and time. Not everyone can gamble 2-3 years away with no guaranteed result.

Oxwall is only expensive for community-focused budget admins whose reference is software like vbulletin and phpbb. Need it be reminded that (opensource) software like Vanilla actually charges 700 to 10000 dollars per month ?
The goal is really to fund development in a sustainable capacity, large companies that can afford to spend this much on their communities/servers can be a bigger help than hobbyists contributing peanuts and asking for royal treatment in exchange...
 

PoetJC

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Or anyone hoping to challenge Facebook for venture capital and an IPO on the cheap. Developping all that inhouse would cost far more, in money and time. Not everyone can gamble 2-3 years away with no guaranteed result.

Oxwall is only expensive for community-focused budget admins whose reference is software like vbulletin and phpbb. Need it be reminded that (opensource) software like Vanilla actually charges 700 to 10000 dollars per month ?
The goal is really to fund development in a sustainable capacity, large companies that can afford to spend this much on their communities/servers can be a bigger help than hobbyists contributing peanuts and asking for royal treatment in exchange...
So ... Wealthy idiots with bottomless pit deep pockets??...

Okay - I'm being a bit facetious. I always appreciate your point of view though LeadCrow - always a fresh and provocative perspective.
I hadn't thought about it that ways - so touche!

J.
 

R0binHood

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At least they have a mobile app option, unlike nearly all the normal forums options. Considering you can get a site setup for less than $2k as a one off fee that includes an app, it doesn't seem that bad. Whether or not it's any good, I don't know though.
 
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