I thought I would try being a bit more imaginative with the title this post, not sure if I have succeeded.
So, rubbish humour to one side for now, XenForo Limited has released an update for August 2012 about what is happening on their end.
Frankly it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.
Whilst I’m sure that there is an awful lot that is happening behind the scenes which is affecting the development process, e.g. the often referenced personal issues of the developers, this blanket of silence that has appeared is absolutely awful. It really just isn’t good enough to leave everyone hanging around waiting to see what happens next whilst paying their hard-earned money for the privilege.
Doubtless there is a limit on what can and cannot be revealed given the ongoing legal issues that have arisen around the product and the developers, however saying nothing at all does nothing to still the waters. In fact I think that their latest post has only served to stir up the questions around what will happen to XenForo.
All this said, it will be a real shame if XenForo cannot manage to pick itself up after being taken to the canvas by the owners of vBulletin, since the software shows a fresh and innovative approach to hosting communities online which will be sorely missed if it disappears.