MacRumors new version will give more secure and safety .Do you prefer?
vB5 doesn't seem like it's in a ready state to me.
any particular features you are missing?
Their own forums run 4.2 because vB 5 Connect is a BETA and should not be run in a production environment.
User reputation?any particular features you are missing?
from :http://vbulletin.orgvBulletin 3.X Owned Licenses - If you're using a product that is end-of-life, we will continue to try and assist as best we can. However there will be no bug-fixes on this software. You will maintain access to Expedited Ticket Support under the License Agreement for your software.
Honestly, i just want a cleaner look that's all. I agree with you on vBulletin 5 it's beta like i said, perhaps wait a a few months or maybe half a year then upgrade?
Cleaner look? What do you feel is not so clean of a look here? I feel that MR uses a quite minimalistic look overall and I happen to like it.Honestly, i just want a cleaner look that's all. I agree with you on vBulletin 5 it's beta like i said, perhaps wait a a few months or maybe half a year then upgrade?
Vb5 is not fit for purpose. The software has been massively screwed up beyond repair. Vb3 is fine for now, however when it comes to the point where it needs replacing, XenForo is the logical choice. It's clean, easy to use and miles more stable and powerful than the 10+ year old codebase vbulletin is usingI know it would be a major undertaking, especially considering some of the custom features that are installed, and the massive size of the database. But Macrumors is currently running 2 generations behind the current version of Vbulletin. Are there any plans to upgrade to 5.0?
Screwed beyond repair is an understatement.Vb5 is not fit for purpose. The software has been massively screwed up beyond repair. Vb3 is fine for now, however when it comes to the point where it needs replacing, XenForo is the logical choice. It's clean, easy to use and miles more stable and powerful than the 10+ year old codebase vbulletin is using
Yeah Digitalpoint did a great job of the move. I moved a vB3.x forum over last year and it only took a couple of hours once we planned it all out. All links mapped correctly, plugins worked fine, etc.Screwed beyond repair is an understatement.
XenForo is a good choice, but, there'd be a lot of work involved in migration.
That said, DigitalPoint did make the move.
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-announcements/vbulletin-announcements_aa/3962834-vbulletin-4-2-1-full-has-been-released?p=3964164#post3964164... they havent updated the vB4 line in ages...
Ahh they finally updated it - its about time.http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-announcements/vbulletin-announcements_aa/3962834-vbulletin-4-2-1-full-has-been-released?p=3964164#post3964164
I think vB4 is doing well. That's where I'd like to see us go, although Xenforo would make me happy as well. As long as we got CKEditor, or Raptor, or something other than TinyMCE.
Yup, Kier and Mike were the lead developers on vB3 years ago, and did a good job of it. From what I can understand, they were in the middle of a complete rewrite, which was to be vB4, however Internet Brands made them stop work on it, and instead make (unnecessary) changes to vB3 and release it as vB4 - both rejected that idea and left. So a bunch of (mostly) contract developers were instead brought in to work on it. They created what we know as vB4, with one of the ugliest forum skins ever.I've noticed that several forums that have been around since the old vB 2.0 days have abandoned ship and migrated to other forum software.
I think the fact that many of the old devs have left and the fact that it is no longer Jelsoft explains why it is a mess today.
I tried installing the latest 5 on two forums and the organization of key tools is a mess. The posting options have become too overly complicated also.