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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by TheDuckLover, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. TheDuckLover

    TheDuckLover Chieftain

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    How did Thunderfall and his staff make all this? Did he program it all? Did he use some type of software?
     
  2. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Okay, that's sort of broad.

    Basically, it started small and grew big over time. You can read the history of the site here.
     
  3. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    The forum itself is vBulletin
     
  4. bd41094

    bd41094 Prince

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    Doesn't every site? How small though?
     
  5. Nylan

    Nylan Characters Welcome

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    point is to learn how to make one like CFC
     
  6. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Go to web.archive.org, enter www.civfanatics.com, and you can watch the evolution of the site and forums.
     
  7. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Deity

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    The whole of this site is actually an elaborate April Fool's joke that has been running for several years. None of this is real.
     
  8. ggganz

    ggganz a.k.a. The Scyphozoa

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    Yes, it is vBulletin, which is a very popular forum software.
     
  9. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    The forum structure and content are displayed by vBulletin; the forum itself is a community of people who, over the years, have grown fond of the the place and each other. Any competent person can build a complicated multi layered website. It takes other skills to fill it with people who visit regulary (and perhaps too much) to share and discuss things. When you ask:

    The software is the easy part of the equation. If you look closely at what goes on here 24/7/365 it is pretty astounding. Success is a fine balance between order and chaos. Going too far in either direction will bring destruction or at least wholesale change.

    The fear of change to or loss of this community is what drove the "panic" over the merger April fool's prank. What TF has built is a place that people value and have made a part of their lives. The software is just a tool. :)
     

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