by Toby Zerner
This is a super impressive outcome. Whilst your kickstarter hasn't gone as planned, I am blown away with your ability to listen to people. Not just do what you want, but actually listen to people and take their feedback. Definitely on the right track if this is any indication.
You, Gentlemen, have deserved to get funded, as your script might become the standard in PHP forum software and the Ruby/node.js-scripts are not an alternative for the PHP world, the PHP world needs this. Seriously. Especially since your prototype is by far the best PHP forum script in the world. Maybe a new campaign, collection $10.000 to fund the script (without any hosting etc around) is an option ? I can also recommend writing funding letters to forum-using companies, asking for funding or partnership, maybe you can get a big fish on board, funding your entire development with 5-to-6 figure numbers.
Big luck and big thanks for making the PHP world so much better!
That's an awesome update... and amazing reasoning. Thank you so much for all the work you guys are/have doing/done on Flarum (and esoTalk). Really excited to help with the the next phase.
And if you feel you want/need to kick the kickstarter off again, I'm still very happy to pledge!
Sorry about the KS, but very interested in Flarum. Believe me, there is room for something new and cool--and you are onto it. Please keep us in the loop. Remember you can continue to send updates through this KS to those of us who backed you. Thanks for your vision and dedication.