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#1Postby ojm-p40 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:05 am

So, Microsoft tools (I know, up front $$$$) were not considered? I know open source is cheaper out of the box, but what about finding developers? What about support? What about longevity?

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#2Postby WelchTC » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:31 am

We looked very closely at SharePoint to be used for our CMS and Forum software but it did not have the moderation capabilities that we needed to have with out a lot of custom programming. IIS was considered for a server platform but we felt we could achieve the same results without the additional expenditure. We are not against using MS tools as we do use a lot of them internally. For this project the open source tools fit our needs.

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#3Postby JamesAnderson » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:54 am

And having alot of experience with forum software as an end user, this has proven to be the best choice for the software as wlel.

I've seen ProBoards, phpBB, and several others, but none have the look and feel of this one, this one has a very professional look to it. It is also the best choice I've seen so far for places that are looking for professionalism in look and feel as well. Works extremely well on all counts.
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#4Postby thedqs » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:47 pm

I also agree that this site looks very professional and as tom said

SharePoint to be used for our CMS and Forum software but it did not have the moderation capabilities that we needed to have with out a lot of custom programming. IIS was considered for a server platform but we felt we could achieve the same results without the additional expenditure.


And as Joel said during his presentation, they have to justify the expenditures that they make with the Lord's money. I think you guys are doing a great job.
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#5Postby JasonG-p40 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:17 pm

thedqs wrote:And as Joel said during his presentation, they have to justify the expenditures that they make with the Lord's money. I think you guys are doing a great job.


Indeed. Wonderful site, wonderful feel, and a wonderful idea.
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