It appears we were censored.
Unbelievable. I would expect this from a government regime but not an open community. I spent considerable time and effort posting in that thread, not to be critical but to address a serious issue about communication and collaboration in the \"community\" in the hope it would help improve things.
Instead it seems the entire thread was trashed.
This very disappointing. Instead of acknowledging the problem and rallying developers and the forum community together, they didn\'t like what they heard and chose to \"silence\" us. I suppose if they could have they would have simply shot us in the middle of the square instead?
This does not build community. It only serves to alienate members more.
Well, I guess this was their answer. So much for community. I guess it really is \"we\" and \"they\" and they want it to stay that way. I guess they really don\'t want us to meddle in their project.
Fireboard has really held my own forum community back due to its poor performance on my site. The members of my site have been complaining about it for months and have been requesting me to switch to something else. Participation in my forums has dropped drastically due to the bugs and performance issues.
I was planning to just try and stick it out until the release of Fireboard 2.0 and I was defending this decision in discussions with the members of my site because I believed in the project. It is now clear I made a very poor choice installing and supporting Fireboard on my site and I should have just listened to my members.
I spent a lot of time and effort writing numerous posts in the Fireboard forums during the last year on this one topic of communication and getting the community \"involved\" by keeping it in the loop. Removing or deleting the thread was a slap in the face and very disrespectful to the very users who could help propel Fireboard to the top of the heap of Joomla! components - the Fireboard fan base.
Well, I\'m done. It is clear there is no real community here or the people who are doing this have no interest in building one. First it is removed from the JED, now this. If there really is a Fireboard 2.0, you can have it. Until the attitude from the Fireboard team changes, Fireboard will receive no more consideration from me and no further endorsement.