Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
IcyBoards Closing
#1
Sad 
Just learned that IcyBoards is closing Sad.  Not good for forum hosting in general a lot of forum hosting services have closed such as ZettaBoards or merged with tapatalk which is not the same.

For MyBB this does leave a hole as they were the biggest host. I did like a lot of their features they built such as using any template, ftp access for images and more.

I did make an offer at CreateMyBB and will work on improving my services for the users.
https://support.createmybb.com/showthrea...01#pid9701
#2
Thats sad to hear, I thought the owner of IcyBoards is here. Hope I can know why it is being closed down ?
#3
(05-26-2018, 01:05 PM)WallBB Wrote: Thats sad to hear, I thought the owner of IcyBoards is here. Hope I can know why it is being closed down ?

Stated time commitments. He’s busy with work and family and couldn’t continue wth it. Didn’t want to sell out to a different host. Disappointing to say the least though.
#4
(05-26-2018, 01:05 PM)WallBB Wrote: Thats sad to hear, I thought the owner of IcyBoards is here. Hope I can know why it is being closed down ?

See: https://forums.icyboards.net/showthread.php?tid=11556
#5
Sad to hear this. We are still exploring options about the possibility of some team members coming together to make a project similar to IcyBoards.
-Ben

Please do not PM me for support. I am looking to be hired for paid services.

You can view my paid services here.
#6
(05-26-2018, 08:30 PM)Ben Wrote: Sad to hear this. We are still exploring options about the possibility of some team members coming together to make a project similar to IcyBoards.

This would be an exciting move forward! Would love to see something officially affiliated in a way. IcyBoards will be deeply missed. Great community there and a home to many.

@Jon/vbgamer - I checked out CreateMyBB, is it still true that forum owners can not upload their own themes?
#7
Just worth noting, if you want to be a viable option for the majority of the IcyBoards community, you will have to install the RPG mods, such as - and primarily - the account switcher.
[Image: Zcz1gZM.png]
#8
Launched and built MyBB 1.8 for CreateMyBB.com today. Included some of my plugins that I made such as ezGallery Pro. I will be able to import forums from IcyBoards that are 1.8

Themes/templates still looking into the past I had safety concerns with php code/variables being displayed.
#9
I just wanted to chime in here and say that I am saddened to hear of the closing of IcyBoards. Despite the fact that I was banned from their community some time ago, I still feel that they have (well, had) the best service offering for beginning webmasters in a world free from the fear of something going catastrophically wrong, which - at the end of the day - is a pretty large selling point.

I imagine websites such as vbgamer45's CreateMyBB have some pretty large expectations to live up to.
[Image: kAhpvOW.png]
#10
The main thing for me to figure out is handling templates safely if I can figure that everything is ok. Maybe just have a preinstalled list. But also have to be careful with editing of templates on the users end.


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)