MacRumors new version will give more secure and safety .Do you prefer?
any particular features you are missing?
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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?
I 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?
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
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.
... they havent updated the vB4 line in ages...
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.
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.