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November 04, 2008 3:49pm

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  • #1 / Nov 04, 2008 3:49pm

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    grantmx

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    Looking to do another significant project next year and I was wondering if any has ever used Boonex software?  Like Dolphin Smart Community Builder or Ray Community Widget Suite.

    What are your experiences?  What type of traffic you have coming and can it handle it?  How is it scalability, usability and customization. 

    Also, what other solutions do you recommend?  Not too concerned with the cost at this point.  Just want to see what is out there.

    Thanks for any help you guys can give.

  • #2 / Nov 04, 2008 4:46pm

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    How about Jive http://www.jivesoftware.com/ - they look pretty good.

  • #3 / Nov 04, 2008 5:07pm

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    Neil Evans

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    what features are you looking for? social sites of what nature???
    http://elgg.org
    http://www.socialengine.net/

    i have used previous incarnations of boonex, but found it clunky.  I find it has to be used as is, changes are tricky. it seemed to previously be targeted specifically as a dating software, but i think new updates remove that direction and improve its flexibility.

  • #4 / Nov 04, 2008 5:12pm

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    Just general content creation, connecting with friends, creating groups, adding video.  The basic web 2.0 stuff.

  • #5 / Aug 03, 2009 10:43am

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    Hi Marshall, did you get anywhere with this? I’m looking into Jive and quite liking what I see.

  • #6 / Aug 03, 2009 12:36pm

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    We decided to can the project for now, but there are a few other less expensive systems out there besides Jive, like Buddy Press, Boonex and KickApps.

  • #7 / Aug 04, 2009 12:46am

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    Boonex is riddled with ads, unless you pay Boonex a subscription fee to remove them.  I ran a Dolphin site for a while and it was alright, but as said earlier, it has to be run as is.  Support is horrible, and plugins are pretty costly.  Personally, I would stay away.

    I liked buddy press but at the time there was integration issues between bbpress, buddypress, and WP.

    Kickapps would be cool, never used them before but they seem reasonable.  I know vBulletin and Invision Power offer social networking capabilities, especially in the new version that just hit (or are about to) hit the streets.

    Buddypress with bbpress and WordPress (MU) integration would be the way I would go.  Just my 2 cents.

  • #8 / Aug 04, 2009 5:21am

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    Thanks - I’ll take a look at those too. Any opinions on Elgg? (elgg.com and elgg.org - bespoke and open-source respectively).

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