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vbulletin or IP.Board?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by kush86, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. kush86

    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    #21
    True however in time that will grow. Just need to wait until more and more developers buy IPB and create mods or learn to code to create your own :D
    SEMrush
     
    kush86, Jan 8, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    #22
    Yea lookin at the way vb is screwing itself that wont be a long wait :D
     
    Bohra, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    #23
    lol, you are right about that. So many vb owners are mad and Invision is the best option around.
     
    kush86, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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    Cheat Peon

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    #24
    I am thinking to purchase the Advanced 175 IPB hosting plan for my mini deviant art website.

    They offer unlimited bandwidth wich is good for my affiliates and ads.

    With IPB... I feel more like I'm on an iMac with the all built in stuff...

    vBulletin i feel like I'm on a Windows machine where I have to search for drivers and stuff...
     
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    Cheat, Jan 10, 2010 IP
  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #25
    I don't honestly see why anyone would want ipb hosting
    I like to have full control over my sites, hosting is cheap, no need to tie it to the software like that.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    nic0le at lords Peon

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    #26
    v bulliten is still the best--and i think its more secure too--but idk..thats what i heard
     
    nic0le at lords, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #27
    vb and ipb are just as secure as each other ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    contactusa Active Member

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    #28
    I pick VB. I visit about 15 webmaster forums and they al use VB. I am so used to it that dealing with different scripts is almost not intuitive now.
     
    contactusa, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    #29
    So as a user you prefer vb? Have you even been on a forum run on IPB?
     
    kush86, Jan 13, 2010 IP
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    tech_savvy Peon

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    #30
    am sure by now you would have settled on a particular one. do let us know which and why. helps other users that info.
     
    tech_savvy, Jan 28, 2010 IP
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    contactusa Active Member

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    #31
    Yes. I have seen few forums using IPB however most use VB or phpBB. I read somewhere that phpBB is the most popular one due to it being free and having thousands of installations worldwide but I still prefer VB. Better interface, more secure and easy to navigate and use. All forums that I visit use VB and it is a matter personal choice now.
     
    contactusa, Jan 28, 2010 IP
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    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    #32
    You are right, its all on personal choice. I don't have a favorite. Right now I am running my forum on simplepress. As a owner, it gets the job done for now. However, as a user. I don't like at all. (maybe that's why my users rarely post) I am just waiting on one more payment to come and im grabing IP.Board. :D
     
    kush86, Jan 29, 2010 IP
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    Findurhost Active Member

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    vbulliten is the best
     
    Findurhost, Jan 29, 2010 IP
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    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    #34
    Thanks for adding no value to this thread and boosting your post count.
     
    kush86, Jan 29, 2010 IP
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    Star_Nova Guest

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    #35
    Well I have used both and because of the expense .. I decided to give MYBB a try and much to my surprise I absolutely love it!
     
    Star_Nova, Feb 4, 2010 IP
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    #36
    The problem and good thing about VB is they have become like google of forum world (exaggeration pun ;)) most of the famous forums are on VB and so from the user prospective he/she knows exactly how to use it, where to find PMs and so on. But as an Admin, I am hesitant to put $$ on VB at least for the moment due to the way IB is managing Jelsoft. Secondly, with new pricing it requires quite a big initial investment. (long run it may come out cheaper though)
     
    sagar, Mar 1, 2010 IP
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    #37
    nice feedbacks about those two platforms any thoughts about SMF? Pros and Cons?
     
    farneville, Mar 26, 2010 IP
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    #38
    How is it cheaper? They even said they're going to rush out vBulletin 5 very soon just for money. They're the Activision (product milking) of Forum Software. That's definitely not a sustainable business model.
     
    -Aw-, Mar 27, 2010 IP
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    And why shouldn't they? They ARE in business to make money. They spend countless hours developing the software. They have to pay their programmers.
    They have to pay their slavery taxes to the tax man.
    If they didn't charge, the product would not be there. Those that do not want to pay, can always get the free forum software such as phpBB.
     
    contactusa, Mar 27, 2010 IP
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    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    By rushing the software development. They are killing the product because they will keep releasing un-complete forum software and sooner or later every forum owner will move to another product.
     
    kush86, Mar 27, 2010 IP