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Thread: Why is UbuntuForums upgrading vBulletin?

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    Re: Why is UbuntuForums upgrading vBulletin?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    ... and there are some features we'd like to add, that aren't available in the current version.
    Could you elaborate for interest sake?

    (Please no pink pony features)

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    Re: Why is UbuntuForums upgrading vBulletin?

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Could you elaborate for interest sake?

    (Please no pink pony features)
    The main feature we want is something to battle spam, that wasn't available in the previous version.

    On our wishlist is tapatalk.

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    Re: Why is UbuntuForums upgrading vBulletin?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    The main feature we want is something to battle spam, that wasn't available in the previous version.

    On our wishlist is tapatalk.
    Everything you mentioned is built into http://www.invisionpower.com/apps/board/

    They integrate with http://www.stopforumspam.com/ as well, so I've never managed a forum using their software that has had SPAM "issues".

    ...also their forum software comes with a amazing smartphone/mobile version already built-in and easily customized, with user agent detection.

    IMO vBulletin as lost their way, esp since change of ownership (selling out). With the previous owners launching http://xenforo.com/ now VB is suing them lol.

    But even the great DigitalPoint.com moved away from vB. :/ So really not many vB "Big boards" are making changes/upgrades, rather migrating to the better alternatives.

    I think vB version3 was their peak! Arguably the best forum software version of all time. You'll find that vB 4 has performance issues and I mean in a addition to just the added load of features. (unless they've resolved as its been more than a year since I used vb 4)

    That said if you can keep the vb3 feel with the added features it would be cool. But as it stands now, once you login, right away its "different" on every click.
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    Re: Why is UbuntuForums upgrading vBulletin?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    On our wishlist is tapatalk.
    *Partys like its 1863* Wooooo! Love TapaTalk! Use it for a good 95% of my forum browsing now days.

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