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What's the best script for a social community?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by colombiano, Oct 26, 2008.

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  1. colombiano

    colombiano Junior Member

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    I am trying to build a social community and have the alstrasoft e friends script. However I have read bad reviews of it. What script do you suggest me? Is there any free? Thanks in advance
     
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    A really easy way to launch an online social community is to use:

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    hxxp://www.ning.com
    Not sure if this is what you are looking for but it sure is easy!
     
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    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    Not a script - but if you are willing to do a little bit of coding, checkout dev.live.com/Quickapps/
     
  5. colombiano

    colombiano Junior Member

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    Thanks for your replies. One more question: what hosting do you reccomend for such a script? I'm thinkink of HostICan virtual hosting. What do you think?
     
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    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    The type of hosting depends purely on traffic and membership levels + cpu capacity and RAM needed for simultaneous uploads/downloads. If the script is mysql based you'll need to focus on RAM.
     
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    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    I use handshakes on my social site and love it. Might be worth a gander. Just g**gle it, its the top one
     
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    colombiano Junior Member

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    Can you post your site url? Just to look at a real site. I donĀ“t trust demos very much
     
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    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Sure. Here ya go

    Code:
    hxxp://www.talktosoldiers.com
     
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    Dolphin is best! Check hxxp://boonex.com
     
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    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    First off, whats with the pic?

    And I tried all sorts of scripts including dolphin and non had the features that handshakes has. But that just my opinion.
     
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    colombiano Junior Member

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    OK xplicit I have seen your site and it looks very nice. BUt tell me, what are those features Handshakes has that Dolphin does not?
     
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    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Just look at them and do a comparison, I cant go through them all. Also take a look at phpfox, I havent used it but there are some good reviews about it.

    Just g00gle "best social script" and you will get tons of reviews.
     
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    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    Damn. That script, and your site, look great -- especially for only $425 with all the optional features. I mean... DAMN I'm getting ripped OFF....
     
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    It's even better once the bugs have been removed. Hit modmysite.com
     
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    I dunno about the Dolphin script. I used to use it. THe clean version doesn't have chat or forums. You have to find a way to incorporate your own. The actual Dolphin 6.14 script is buggy, and many webhosting companies are unable to run it.

    What hosting company are you using?
     
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    I run a social network using phpFox and love that script. The base package comes with some nice features, their are a lot of free mods that spruce things up...Their is a bunch of coders that release paid mods as well...and a lot of them are floating around on nulled script forums if you don't want to pay. I am just over 10,000 members with an average of 30-40 people online at once and I have no issues.
     
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    I'm not running Dolphin right now, I have a custom script under development and plan to host it at home. Hostforweb.com is apparently familiar with dolphin, according to boonex.
     
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    greyhatdude Regular Member

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    wickid, are you running a paid site or is it a free site?
     
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    For a social membership site, a dedicated server is the utmost essential to handle the bandwidth. I am also in the process of making one, and I really got some cool script help from this thread.
    Thanks to everyone....BHW rocks :)