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Is Vbulletin worth purchasing?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by ThriftMiner, Aug 25, 2009.

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    I'm going to start a forum related to a niche. Is it worth purchasing vBulletin? I have managed forums with phpBB but was not satisfied. Any feedback would be appreciated.
    SEMrush
    -Matt
     
    ThriftMiner, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    you can always try one of the free scripts and import to vBulletin when you have more money to spend
    to answer your question.. yes, it's very much worth the money, so is IP.Board. Both are paid scripts and sell licenses each and every day ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    kanwarjot Notable Member

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    yea, surely it is..once you purchase it you know how much customization you can do which were not in the free versions...More over, it sells becoz its good:)
     
    kanwarjot, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    SirusDesigner Peon

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    Well why not try ZetaBoards?
     
    SirusDesigner, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    outrefranc Member

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    Depends what features you want. phpBB is fine for me, but if I had to do it again, I would use punBB which is lighter and faster.
     
    outrefranc, Aug 26, 2009 IP
  6. PlayInStyle

    PlayInStyle Active Member

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    It's worth. Few months ago I have installed to my forum Vbulletin and I was very happy. To me it's really better than phpbb.
     
    PlayInStyle, Aug 26, 2009 IP
  7. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    Its a good investment but when starting a new forum i would prefer a free forum software if it takes off then shift
     
    Bohra, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    If not vb I usually suggest SMF but I have not used it in a while. Vanilla is where it is at really but slightly different in its delivery.

    hope that helps,
    Nigel
     
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    dynashox Premium Member Staff

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    For sure it is worth purchasing Vbulletin. The script is widely used, and even DP use it too.

    If you have money to spend, then go with Vbulletin right away. If not, free script like phpBB will do. They have many mods that can your forum much better.

    - Dynashox -
     
    dynashox, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    Digital_shubhi Prominent Member

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    Well, you should go for vBulletin as its simply best in the world and has also got many facilities.
    phpBB is not that much good.
    Once you start using vBulletin you will feel the difference. :)

    - Digital -
     
    Digital_shubhi, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    eamiro Active Member

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    Try Simple Machines Forums, it doesn't offer all the features that we can find on vBulletin but it's good
     
    eamiro, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    campolar Peon

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    Actually it does... SMF has everything vB has. If not, there's a plugin for it. The only thing missing is the ajax quick reply (quick reply is still there)
     
    campolar, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    vBulletin is a must my friend :)
     
    ProFDesigns, Aug 26, 2009 IP
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    Well maybe it has all user based features but does it have all admin based features which work behind the scenes ?
     
    Bohra, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    campolar Peon

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    Behind the scenes? stuff like?
     
    campolar, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    Well

    - Does SMF have a mail queue system
    - Does SMF have automatic promotions system based on posts count, number of days a person has spent
     
    Bohra, Aug 27, 2009 IP
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    If you are going to create seriuos project - you should choose vb.
    Time will show that it's cheeper than free enginies, becauseyou should count your time, which may be spended on forum-problem-solving, too
     
    promo2, Aug 28, 2009 IP
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  19. ThriftMiner

    ThriftMiner Peon

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    I have received an infraction for this post are you kidding me??
     
    ThriftMiner, Aug 28, 2009 IP
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    UtemptMe - Ed Peon

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    I own a vBulletin forum, it's a decent piece of software and the users find it easy to user and find features but my personal favorite for forum software is MyBB.
     
    UtemptMe - Ed, Aug 28, 2009 IP