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Hallo @admin & @adesh

a long text but please read it, I think its worth it.


I have been following your developer path for many years and am a staunch user of Codoforum and FreiChat. All in all, I am very satisfied and I like Codoforum. It just makes me a little sad that your efforts are falling by the wayside and Codoforum is not getting the attention it deserves.


Just today I visited "Flarum ". I was last there about a year ago and it was interesting but still unstable and there were only a handful of extensions. Today I visited it again and was shocked - Flarum is stable and there are hundreds of plugins in this short time. What annoys me most about it is the fact that the layout and the basic idea of ​​Flarum was certainly inspired by Codoforum - it's very similar to that.


New way of making money:


What do you think of going "Open Source" with Codoforum and throwing it on GitHub? Dont say no right now, read a little further please.


I am of the opinion that you could earn a lot more money if you put a little advertising slyder (I did something similar for HumHub and the community loved it) under the categories sidebar in Codoforum. In this slyder you could, for example, permanently integrate your advertising from a hosting company (they pay very good professionals for referring new customers).
You could include this Slyder in the license and your advertising, as well as your copyright text, may not be changed. Of course, the Slyder should also be usable for Codoforum users as an advertising Slyder, in this way the admin community would not find it disturbing but useful and your hosting commercial will be shown on hundreds if not thousands of Codoforum installations .
Apart from that, Codoforum could then get the full attention of the GitHub community.


I think that would be a breakthrough and would even bring you a lot more income in the end.


Think about it please.


Kind regards, Andy smile


Update: on that screenshot you can see my Ads Panel (slyder) Plugin which I did for HumHub.


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**Hallo** @admin & @adesh a long text but **please read it**, I think its worth it. I have been following your developer path for many years and am a staunch user of **Codoforum** and **FreiChat**. All in all, I am very satisfied and I like **Codoforum**. It just makes me a little sad that your efforts are falling by the wayside and **Codoforum is not getting the attention it deserves**. Just today I visited "[Flarum](https://flarum.org/ "Flarum") ". I was last there **about a year ago** and it was interesting but **still unstable** and there were only **a handful of extensions**. **Today I visited it again** and was **shocked** - **Flarum is stable** and there **are hundreds of plugins** in this short time. What** annoys me most about it** is the fact that **the layout and the basic idea** of ​​Flarum was certainly **inspired by Codoforum** - it's very similar to that. ### New way of making money: What do you think of going "**Open Source**" with **Codoforum** and throwing it on **GitHub**? **Dont say no right now, read a little further please.** I am of the opinion that you could earn **a lot more money** if you put a **little advertising slyder** (I did something similar for HumHub and the community loved it) under the categories sidebar in Codoforum. In this slyder you could, for example, **permanently integrate your advertising from a hosting company (they pay very good professionals for referring new customers)**. You could include this Slyder in the license and your advertising, as well as your copyright text, **may not be changed**. Of course, the Slyder should also be usable for **Codoforum users** as an advertising Slyder, in this way the admin community **would not find it disturbing but useful** and your **hosting commercial** will be shown on hundreds if not thousands of **Codoforum installations** . Apart from that, **Codoforum could then get the full attention of the GitHub community**. I think that **would be a breakthrough** and would even bring you **a lot more income** in the end. Think about it please. Kind regards, Andy :) **Update:** on that screenshot you can see my Ads Panel (slyder) Plugin which I did for HumHub. ![606ae3c79bea3](serve/attachment&path=606ae3c79bea3)

Thanks a lot for the suggestions,


permanently integrate your advertising from a hosting company (they pay very good professionals for referring new customers).


could you elaborate a bit more on this. we usually don't like ads because most of them spy on users. This isn't easy as well, we might have to run after hosting companies requesting for commission and it gets messy quickly with different taxes etc. we don't mind losing money but not at the expense of the user or added time spent on dealing with different hosting companies.


What do you think of going "Open Source" with Codoforum and throwing it on GitHub?


Your points are valid, Majority of the opensource projects end up as abandonware and this is something we don't want. We might not make it available under such a license, but we do have plans of making it source-available on Github. Though we are very careful with this as we don't want to profit out of someone's contribution and are careful so as to not conflict with our fundamental idea: "to provide a solid and stable forum platform and keep it up to date with looks, aesthetics and technology for many years to come without breaking backwards compatibility."


Thanks a lot for the suggestions, [quote="pid:24842, uid:8261"]permanently integrate your advertising from a hosting company (they pay very good professionals for referring new customers).[/quote] could you elaborate a bit more on this. we usually don't like ads because most of them spy on users. This isn't easy as well, we might have to run after hosting companies requesting for commission and it gets messy quickly with different taxes etc. we don't mind losing money but not at the expense of the user or added time spent on dealing with different hosting companies. [quote="pid:24842, uid:8261"]What do you think of going "Open Source" with Codoforum and throwing it on GitHub?[/quote] Your points are valid, Majority of the opensource projects end up as abandonware and this is something we don't want. We might not make it available under such a license, but we do have plans of making it source-available on Github. Though we are very careful with this as we don't want to profit out of someone's contribution and are careful so as to not conflict with our fundamental idea: "to provide a solid and stable forum platform and keep it up to date with looks, aesthetics and technology for many years to come without breaking backwards compatibility."
Necessity is the mother of all inventions!

Just today I visited "Flarum ". I was last there about a year ago and it was interesting but still unstable and there were only a handful of extensions. Today I visited it again and was shocked - Flarum is stable and there are hundreds of plugins in this short time. What annoys me most about it is the fact that the layout and the basic idea of ​​Flarum was certainly inspired by Codoforum - it's very similar to that.


Flarum was the reason I found Codoforum, since was no good for production and missing simple features such as image uploads. It looks stable now, but still no good for most of my projects. Codoforum FTW smile


[quote="pid:24842, uid:8261"]Just today I visited "Flarum ". I was last there about a year ago and it was interesting but still unstable and there were only a handful of extensions. Today I visited it again and was shocked - Flarum is stable and there are hundreds of plugins in this short time. What annoys me most about it is the fact that the layout and the basic idea of ​​Flarum was certainly inspired by Codoforum - it's very similar to that.[/quote] Flarum was the reason I found Codoforum, since was no good for production and missing simple features such as image uploads. It looks stable now, but still no good for most of my projects. Codoforum FTW ;)

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I think so too @quenquen and I also stick to Codoforum smile

@admin
I can very well understand why you don't want to part with your current licensing and don't want to switch to open source. You have my full understanding for that.

For me it was primarily more about the aspect of hosting Codoforum on GitHub, for example, so that other developers can help with issue reports, pull requests and Codoforum gets even more attention, etc.


That was actually my reason why I did even wrote this topic. I hope you don’t take my topic too badly, it shouldn’t be criticism or self-importance and I didn’t want to push you to open source smile


Best regards, Andi smile


I think so too @quenquen and I also stick to Codoforum :) @admin I can very well understand why you don't want to part with your current licensing and don't want to switch to open source. You have my full understanding for that. For me it was primarily more about the aspect of hosting Codoforum on GitHub, for example, so that other developers can help with issue reports, pull requests and Codoforum gets even more attention, etc. That was actually my reason why I did even wrote this topic. I hope you don’t take my topic too badly, it shouldn’t be criticism or self-importance and I didn’t want to push you to open source :) Best regards, Andi ;)
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