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  • Does Winamp.com use vBulletin?

    Just wondering, since the new design the forum integration with their new layout is super. From the front end of it, it looks basically like vb, just wondering if in fact it actually was...

  • #2
    I think they do use vBulletin, although I'm not sure if it's the latest version or not.
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    • #3
      Yes. They are using the classic 2.x generation
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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies. So, is that version easier to customize/integrate? Wouldn't this version have numerous security flaws as well?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hexify View Post
          Thanks for the replies. So, is that version easier to customize/integrate? Wouldn't this version have numerous security flaws as well?
          No, it's not really any easier to use, but many large boards simply don't have the time or expense to upgrade.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Quillz View Post
            No, it's not really any easier to use, but many large boards simply don't have the time or expense to upgrade.
            Lazy webmasters. That's it.
            You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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            • #7
              Lazy webmasters. That's it.
              Uh, no. There are a number of reasons for it.

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              • #8
                Which are?
                You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by simsim View Post
                  Lazy webmasters. That's it.
                  When they upgrade its got to be a public forum and this being from 2.x it could cause errors and errors is the last thing they want, not only that they have to also re-theme it and then also re-mod it, that's a lot of work for a large forum and also would annoy the users.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by simsim View Post
                    Which are?
                    Try running a board that has millions of threads, posts and members and try merely upgrading. Oh, and let's forget that all of these boards probably have a custom style and/or hacks. Yup, upgrading will be no problem whatsoever.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JakeS View Post
                      When they upgrade its got to be a public forum and this being from 2.x it could cause errors and errors is the last thing they want, not only that they have to also re-theme it and then also re-mod it, that's a lot of work for a large forum and also would annoy the users.
                      It's ABC of webmaster administration to do major site changes locally on development server(s), then move everything up to production server(s) that run the live site. The forum version they're running is more than 4 years old. Nothing IMHO justifies such a delay for a popular forum.
                      You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Quillz View Post
                        Try running a board that has millions of threads, posts and members and try merely upgrading. Oh, and let's forget that all of these boards probably have a custom style and/or hacks. Yup, upgrading will be no problem whatsoever.
                        I agree with you on all what you've mentioned, but isn't that all is just the job of a webmaster? Many large forums that outnumber Winamp's forum member & post counts had upgraded even to the latest 3.6 branch.

                        I even don't think WF is that much customized so that upgrading becomes an issue. The forum itself is almost plain-vanilla vBulletin.
                        You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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                        • #13
                          Simsimy, if you was on a forum and they was offline for like 12 hours and its a pretty popular forum, and if you were to visit it say 24-7 those 12 hour would make you want to find another forum thus leave that one.

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                          • #14
                            Which are?
                            You obviously have never run a large website.

                            There are things that are more important to the day to day running of the site than upgrading to the newest piece of software out.

                            Patching and security is different, but so long as the software you are running is stable, it can take a lower priority.

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                            • #15
                              I've been a member over there for a bit of time now, great community.

                              &.. nice skin

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