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Should I blow literally all my money on vBulletin or stick with phpbb?

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by watex, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #21
    I agree with Nick, especially now with vB being under full a full blown FUBAR. vB 4 is bloated and broken at the moment with updates planned for every two weeks for a while. Go free till they can fix it...IF they can fix it.

    And speaking of them being able to fix it... why is vB your only paid option you are looking into? At the moment, most are at least as good as vB4 (cept maybe vB 3.6 which is sadly better)
    SEMrush
     
    Qryztufre, Dec 27, 2009 IP
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  2. Static

    Static Active Member

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    #22
    Stick with phpBB. vBulletin 4 is nothing near what the company says it is worth. Heck, I'm having a hard time selling off my vBulletin licenses that I don't need and don't want! Just shows you how quickly vB is falling off right now.
     
    Static, Dec 28, 2009 IP
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #23
    I would stick with phpbb if $ is an issue, then once the forum is making some money, go for vbulletin or ipb. (you can see my opinions on these 2 scripts on my blog)
    I personally like phpbb over any other free script. eg smf, mybb or the dozens of other options.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Dec 29, 2009 IP
  4. deuterium

    deuterium Peon

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    #24
    Do remember that in less than 18 months, we'd be seeing vBulletin 5. I'd think about this properly, will my forum members, and myself greatly benefit from using vBulletin instead of phpBB?

    vBulletin has changed, and I think these annoying stupid bugs are creeping me out. I've already converted a few forums to IPB.

    So, think through carefully!
     
    deuterium, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  5. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #25
    Or spending $200+ every year and a half as the "lifetime license" expires...
     
    Qryztufre, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  6. deuterium

    deuterium Peon

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    #26
    History suggests that they'll hold another pre-sale which will extend... again and again.
     
    deuterium, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  7. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #27
    Thats still a bit more then what "history" used to be... one large fee followed by renewal fees that were significantly less.
     
    Qryztufre, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  8. NickR25

    NickR25 Peon

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    #28
    History also suggests that whatever they do, their motive is to make a huge profit, leaving customer pleasing as a last priority. Whatever they do, most people won't like it; they've made their impression, and it simply isn't a good one. Nobody seems to want to do business with them anymore, and I'm not surprised by that.
     
    NickR25, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  9. deuterium

    deuterium Peon

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    #29
    Nick, you know me :/ It looks like they're going to have a British government organisation on their backs soon.
     
    deuterium, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  10. Guthix121

    Guthix121 Well-Known Member

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    #30
    Go for MyBB - most if not all features of vBulletin, and a million times better and more professional than phpBB.
     
    Guthix121, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  11. D-Fraz

    D-Fraz Peon

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    #31
    If you want to look very professional, I'd use either VB or IPB. (In other words, a paid script)
    But if you want to look like other forums, and have not too much members at your forum, you could use phpbb.
    Of course I'm not saying it's bad, but it shows that you've not spent any money on a forum.


    If free, I'd go with MyBB as it looks very nice and easy.
    Your choice after all. ;)
     
    D-Fraz, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  12. Guthix121

    Guthix121 Well-Known Member

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    #32
    That's like saying that if you want to look cool, then buy either Abercrombie or Hollister clothing (In other words, a name brand)

    It doesn't someone professional to spend money on a forum software. I know plenty of unprofessional vB/IPB forums, and plenty of professional forums.
     
    Guthix121, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  13. D-Fraz

    D-Fraz Peon

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    #33
    True, true. :)
    But yeah, do what you think feels right. :)
     
    D-Fraz, Dec 30, 2009 IP
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    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    #34
    I use phpBB and ive spent well over $300 on my board, so where do you get your facts from? :confused:
     
    Stingerftw, Dec 30, 2009 IP
  15. Foggy

    Foggy Link and Site Buyer

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    #35
    If you want to know the difference between various forum software there's no better link than this.
     
    Foggy, Jan 1, 2010 IP
  16. DanceGavinDance

    DanceGavinDance Peon

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    #36
    He's in highschool, the only nessessities for highschool students are hookers and blow.


    I say buy the license, you wont regret it.
     
    DanceGavinDance, Jan 28, 2010 IP
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    sitesnapper Peon

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    #37
    Lol. It doesn't stop at high school!
     
    sitesnapper, Feb 22, 2010 IP