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vBulletin can kill itself, it seems

Discussion in 'Forum Software Discussions' started by Floris, Aug 27, 2010.

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  1. Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    vBulletin can kill itself, it seems

    I hope I misread IB Adrian (he's a great guy), but when I read this I had to at least chuckle:

    IB_Adrian_prediction.png

    vBulletin can go under without help from competition; and sorry to say but I share that opinion :)
     
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  2. Mikey

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    Nice to know he can see that his company is killing vBulletin :)
     
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    Looks like they are half way there.
     
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    masterweb OMG Member

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    Well... for some personal reasons i preffer not explain why, but to be honest i'm not so happy with the "New" vBulletin (and i'm not talking about the new script's version guys...)
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    Thank God for Kier and Mike knowing what they are doing and delivering a wonderful alternative for the future of our sites.

    DUN DUN DUN: xenforo.

    More on http://xenfans.com
     
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    masterweb OMG Member

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    Sorry for my dummy question (as time goes by you'll learn that i'm always making dummy questions Lol), but exactly what you mean bud?
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    Kier and Mike are ex-developers that made the original vBulletin by Jelsoft.
    They left over a year ago, and recently introduced XenForo, a new company, making a new forum product. Which seems to already be way better than version 3.8 and 4.0 of vBulletin.
     
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    Hey...!!! thanks for the input i'm going to download and test it now, btw is this solution a free one or paid?
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    XenForo is only recently introduced, it's in alpha stage, and not ready for download or purchase. They've let us know it will be a commercial (paid) solution. And are aiming for a downloadable build around the end of the summer.
     
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    Ok i bookmarked the link you gave us
     
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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    Excellent :)
     
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    Looking through my window summer is definitely over here *g*
     
  13. MichaelJDance

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    Im like you floris, VBulletin have taken it to the limit and we will be moving on to a company who have a really nice (almost) stable product called :P xenforo
     
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    This is really sad because I just bought a vBulletin Publishing Suite like 3 months ago and already Internet Brands is screwing it up. Its just messed up, someone needs to save it, like WHY did James leave!!!!???? :(
     
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    Already ... yeah right :p

    They are screwing up for like 3 years now.

    And why James left? I guess because he made enough money selling vBulletin to IB to enjoy his life on some sunny island or something ...
     
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    I have asked for a refund. I just cannot go along with a company that does not deliver what they promise. Funny thread by the way! :D
     
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    IB is finally realized that they are killing vB.
    When i first saw vB 4.0 I said: "Fuck that's gonna be Shit!"
     
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    And now you know my pain..... Thats why XenForo is right for ME!
     
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    It is sad.......

    Version 4.x IS COMPLETE GARBAGE!!!!

    Although one site im on that uses V4.x ACTUALLY SPENT THE TIME TO RE-WRITE EVERYTHING AND IT LOOKS THE SAME AS IT DID ON 3.8.6!!

    Most people who put 4.x UP,leave it @ default and it looks like crap!!

    My favourite VBB version is 3.0.7 (Loads fast when i visit sites running it,etc)

    But they are all good up until 4!!


    I thank FLORIS for making Vbulletin what it was FOR ALL THOSE YEARS!! (And i loved it)
     
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  20. Freshfroot

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    So did they give you one?
     
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    They won't refund licences according to the License agreement.
     
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    Ya.. had a feeling they would reject it... more $ in the bank for them :p

    but none from me :D
     
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    Heh no surprise there!!
     
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    I have vB4.0.8 installed. They came out with 4.1 and I decided to wait to install. Two days and out comes pl1. A couple more and then pl2 arrives to fix the problems with pl1.

    Problem 1. My big problem is spam. I have had 148 registered and have banned 140 of them. I run Akismet and really heavy anti spam - yet they still register. I am just about ready to give up forums to facebook and the like.

    Problem 2. The widgets are weak. In my old site, everything was on the fly. Total php. Very flexible.

    I have tried it and it just is not working.

    I have been hurt, not by the money for the sw, but the time lost.

    In a few days, I will be back to the old version. I must add a lot of photos. I would need those in any case.`

    peace ed
     
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