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  • How to Find an Existing Issue

    How to Find an Existing Issue

    There are usually two reasons you want to find a bug. The first is to check and see if you’re duplicating an existing bug before you create a new JIRA and the second is to find an existing bug to update
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  • JIRA - Voting to Fix an Issue

    JIRA - Voting to Fix an Issue

    Your opinions are important to us. As such, we’d like you to vote on which bugs and issues you want to fix first. To do this, login to JIRA and enter the issue ID in the “Quick Search” field.
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  • JIRA - How to Write a Good Bug Report

    JIRA - How to Write a Good Bug Report

    What does an effective Bug Report look like?
    A well-written Bug Report has the following attributes:
    • Descriptive – You should provide as much information as possible about what the issue is,
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  • JIRA - How to report a bug

    JIRA - How to report a bug

    How to Report a Bug
    So! You’ve found a bug in the system. Great! But how do you report it so that it can be fixed? Well, first you need to login to the JIRA system at: http://tracker.vbulletin.
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  • JIRA - How to Comment on a Report

    JIRA - How to Comment on a Report

    So, now you know how to write a report and how to find a report, but what about commenting? There are times that you want to weigh in on a discussion or update an existing report with new
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  • How to Setup Your Forum

    How to Setup Your Forum

    Congratulations, you’ve just successfully installed the vBulletin suite! But what do you do next? Like most of us, you just want to set up your forum and start getting users in to make posts and start discussions. It’s easy to do and we’ll show you how!

    Step 1: Create a Category The first step is to set up a category. A category is like a folder where you put your forums. It shows up as a header on your forum display page. Users can not post in a category. You s...
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  • A Quick Guide to Moderating Your Forum

    A Quick Guide to Moderating Your Forum

    Introduction So, you’ve suddenly (or not so suddenly) found yourself in the position to moderate a forum and you’re not sure what to do. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you what to do or when to do it, that’s something you’ll have to figure out on your own or with your admin. But! I can and will tell you how to do it. Moderating a forum isn’t hard, especially with vBulletin’s conveniently located Moderation Tools menu. The forum you’re moderating should look something like this ...
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  • How to install vbulletin 4

    How to install vbulletin 4

    Here is a video instruction on how to install vBulletin 4
    Thanks to "TheLastSuperman" for compiling.

    Part 1:

    Part 2:
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  • 10 Easy Steps to Styling Your Forum

    10 Easy Steps to Styling Your Forum

    10 easy changes you can make using StyleVars to redesign the look of your forum. This article is contributed by Fei Leung at Internet Brands. ...
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  • Suite to Forums

    Suite to Forums

    This is a list of files that need to be removed to make your installation a forum only install, without the suite products....
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