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  • #46
    Sam:

    Out of curosity, but why is there this thirst and desire to prove that IPB is better? Is it to simply undermine the confidence of other vBulletin license holders while to elevate your confidence in IPB? Why do this honestly? Just to prove that you're right and we're wrong?

    It's not that we don't appreciate your presence, just that the first topic you come right out and say IPB is better and yet you probably don't own a vBulletin license, and you claim right out that the vBulletin code is messy.

    It doesn't make any sense honestly!
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    • #47
      You know Josh, I don't understand it either. I have licenses for both and both are in use. I found that the board with the younger readers prefered IPB and the one with the older viewers prefered vB. So that what I gave them. I actually "prefer" the IPB 1.3 way of templating and phrasing: all php files. But that's history and no longer an issue. Beyond that, they both have a strong history in being able to spawn large communities.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by Sam Granger
        I prefer IPB - coding in vBulletin is very messy! Not full use of class's and functions!
        ... I actually saw this same complaint on IPB's forums (as well as the remark about eval()'s). Sounds like a little kid rant the way I read that though, when they just repeat whatever they head but aren't sure what it fully means. No offense or anything, but man did I read that awkwardly...
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        • #49
          Originally posted by RagingPenguin
          You know Josh, I don't understand it either. I have licenses for both and both are in use. I found that the board with the younger readers prefered IPB and the one with the older viewers prefered vB. So that what I gave them. I actually "prefer" the IPB 1.3 way of templating and phrasing: all php files. But that's history and no longer an issue. Beyond that, they both have a strong history in being able to spawn large communities.
          I most certainly agree RP to some degree. I'm not sure about the demographics about who prefers what though. Your observations are IPB is favorable with younger whereas my observations is a mixture of both.

          But our guesses is as good as anyones.
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          • #50
            I think in my case Josh, the one board was primarily 14 and under. Go figure. Anyway, they understood the "click this button" ideology more than the dropdowns and the wysiwyg editor ( even the "standard" toolbar behaved similarly ). It's like the kid, who uses notepad, and the adult who uses WordPerfect.
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            • #51
              I like both forum systems a lot. It's just that I prefer vBulletin more in more ways than I like IPB. I also like IPB in some ways more than vB, just not as much. I plan on getting an IPB license soon too, so I'll have both.

              Edit: Wow, I just check out FuseTalk, it's EXPENSIVE. I also noticed it's what some of the forums I know use. Anandtech is an example here.
              Last edited by Lurk; Sat 25th Jun '05, 5:37pm.
              Let the flames begin.

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              • #52
                Way to resurrect a thread :P

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Lurk
                  I like both forum systems a lot. It's just that I prefer vBulletin more in more ways than I like IPB. I also like IPB in some ways more than vB, just not as much. I plan on getting an IPB license soon too, so I'll have both.

                  Edit: Wow, I just check out FuseTalk, it's EXPENSIVE. I also noticed it's what some of the forums I know use. Anandtech is an example here.
                  I like everything about vBulletin better, code, styling, support, options for every little thing. But one thing I really like about IPB 2.1 is the ACP, as it is categorized via tabs at the top.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by bfoot045
                    I like everything about vBulletin better, code, styling, support, options for every little thing. But one thing I really like about IPB 2.1 is the ACP, as it is categorized via tabs at the top.
                    its really not that nice.... I installed 2.1 on my local host and its VERY hard to navigate.... also it does not use AJAX navigating to each tab.... so it would be hell for dialuppers....
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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by JPT62089
                      its really not that nice.... I installed 2.1 on my local host and its VERY hard to navigate.... also it does not use AJAX navigating to each tab.... so it would be hell for dialuppers....
                      Infopop did a pretty good job with their tabbed ACP. I think one of the reasons we have trouble with is that we offer so many options to admins. It would be more messy to tab the ACP than the current way that everone is used to. I've never seen an IPB ACP. Maybe they offer a lot of options, too?
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                      • #56
                        I think both products are great and worth every penny. I actually own an IPB license, and 2.1 is going to be great competition for vB 3.5. Both use AJAX very well, and each continue to add common features, while retaining several unique features. While I don't own a vB license, I've had the pleasure of helping to administrate one. Personally, I don't like vB's ACP as much; while it may have more features, I just don't like the way it's layed out. IPB 2.1 has a much nicer ACP, in my opinion, even if it lacks in the amount of features that vB has.

                        In the end, though, all that matters is what the end user gets out of their community. Whether they choose to power their community with vB or IPB, they still win.
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                        • #57
                          If you have a better suggestion on how to layout the admincp, send a PM to Kier and suggest it I'm sure it could be put to use somehow
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Lurk
                            I hate IPBs admin cp. I'm not used to it. The only thing from IPB I like is the quote box
                            You can easily edit the templates of vBulletin and get the effect of the quote box.

                            Now, I own a license for vBulletin and IPB2. I personally prefer vB because once it's set up, you basically don't need to do anything to it and it runs well by itself. but I like IPB only because of the ease of permissions and adding moderators.

                            The one thing I don't like about IPB is even though I have a license for it, I am still running an encoded version which they won't let me download the source so I have no ability to add any other features to my forum. That's why my main site runs vB. However, when I had a problem with IPB, It was answered within the hour. (Thing is, I had to submit a ticket) I perfer vB because they tend to keep things to the forum.

                            Now end of my post.. (yea.. I wrote a lot..) IPB2 is still trying to keep the competition up with vB, but if it matters, I will use vB over IPB2 any day.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by ManagerJosh
                              Sam:

                              Out of curosity, but why is there this thirst and desire to prove that IPB is better? Is it to simply undermine the confidence of other vBulletin license holders while to elevate your confidence in IPB? Why do this honestly? Just to prove that you're right and we're wrong?

                              It's not that we don't appreciate your presence, just that the first topic you come right out and say IPB is better and yet you probably don't own a vBulletin license, and you claim right out that the vBulletin code is messy.

                              It doesn't make any sense honestly!
                              I'm always installing mods for people on vBulletin so i see the coding. I've always used vB for my own forums and prefer the admin panel etc...

                              I am going to buy a vBulletin license still though - I'm a forum skinner & I can't always rely on my friends vB forums to skin on.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Dream On
                                Hello

                                ok i make this thread just see member commant..

                                there is a few think i like from IPB

                                1- The Admin Panel is soo easy to edit ..

                                example if you are going to make forums and u have many group u just chick the group and it will come for u allthe forums permissen in vb no .. u have to go make one and then go make other.. it take 4 ever ..

                                2- the mailing we can use html

                                3- we can setup each group to use Html

                                that is for IPB
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                                And how about vBulletin?

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