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    dilbert
    Senior Member

  • dilbert
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    Originally posted by Reeve of Shinra View Post
    The most excitement and euphoria that I seen here in months is about a new forum program from a competitor. vb team needs to get thier act together and fast
    This is very sad.
    I feel like I am a loyal person to quality products.
    When I bought my vb licenses there were only two products in this price range, and I felt IPB was inferior.
    While I waited more than 1/2 a year to finally upgrade to a "stable" version of vb I took a serious look at IPB again. I even went as far as getting a hosted account to set up a test forum and imported my data. I was impressed, but remained loyal to vb.
    I no longer have any idea who vb is. It used to be a great team with one great leader.
    Now the elusive team seem to be lead by no one.
    If Kiers new product looks promising and provides the functionality I need, I can't say my loyalty will remain anymore, and the sad part about that is, I suspect no one from vb will care.

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  • is_it_me
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    Originally posted by borbole View Post
    I don''t think vB is falling or it will. vB is rock solid. However some competition is a very good thing sometimes.
    Sorry, but LOL.

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  • borbole
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    Originally posted by nwingate View Post
    Yea, it's kind of amazing to watch the fall of vBulletin and how fast it happened. Communication is terrible and the development team of the new vBulletin doesn't seem to understand what customers want... even though IB runs tons of forum based sites.
    I don''t think vB is falling or it will. vB is rock solid. However some competition is a very good thing sometimes.

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  • nwingate
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    Yea, it's kind of amazing to watch the fall of vBulletin and how fast it happened. Communication is terrible and the development team of the new vBulletin doesn't seem to understand what customers want... even though IB runs tons of forum based sites.

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  • is_it_me
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  • is_it_me
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    Originally posted by The Vegan Forum View Post
    Except that XenForo defaults to not show Join Date, Age and Post Count next to each message, I fail to see what's so great about it?
    I think it’s more to do with the team behind it and the ‘trust-factor’, which simply doesn’t exist with IB/vB, and the fact that whatever is released is likely to function properly, with few bugs, proper customer support, good communication, etc., etc.

    Originally posted by Reeve of Shinra View Post
    The most excitement and euphoria that I seen here in months is about a new forum program from a competitor. vb team needs to get thier act together and fast
    Agreed, and they need to do it bloody fast, because the horse is about to bolt and they seem to just be stood there holding the stable door wide open for it.

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  • Reeve of Shinra
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  • Reeve of Shinra
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    The most excitement and euphoria that I seen here in months is about a new forum program from a competitor. vb team needs to get thier act together and fast

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  • The Vegan Forum
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  • The Vegan Forum
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    Except that XenForo defaults to not show Join Date, Age and Post Count next to each message, I fail to see what's so great about it?

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  • Sir Nick
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  • Sir Nick
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    Ex-vBulletin Staff Open Up New Forum Software!

    I love it personally
    Sir Nick
    Senior Member
    Last edited by Sir Nick; Thu 29 Jul '10, 5:25am.

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  • Riasat
    Senior Member

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    XenForo does one thing absolutely right (Giving UI/UX as one of the top most priority) where vBulletin4 has failed; miserably i might add.

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  • Ramsesx
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  • Ramsesx
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    A spelling error Mark, I meant how they could come so far already in such a short time.

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  • Mark.B
    vBulletin Support

  • Mark.B
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    Originally posted by Ramsesx View Post
    Indeed, bad news for IB but good news for us costumers. It only wonders me really how they can come so far with only two people compared to the men powered vbsolutions.
    I would imagine if (when!) it is successful and the hard cash starts to roll in then a bigger team will be recruited, just as it would with any business.

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  • Ramsesx
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  • Ramsesx
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    Originally posted by the geek View Post
    I think they have done an awesome job so far. Bob should sell more stock now.
    Indeed, bad news for IB but good news for us costumers. It only wonders me really how they can come so far with only two people compared to the men powered vbsolutions. It was a big mistake to let them go from here.

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  • Mark.B
    vBulletin Support

  • Mark.B
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    That site is a book on "how to do forum software properly and make it look easy even though it's not", by Kier Darby and Mike Sullivan.

    IB's decision to allow Kier and Mike (and Scott of course) to leave and then brand them rudely as "disgruntled ex employees" could well, in time, prove to be their undoing because what they have now come up with, even though it's an early alpha, knocks spots of vB4 in it's sixth Gold iteration.

    If ever anyone wants evidence of how poor vB4 is, compare that site with this.

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  • borbole
    Senior Member

  • borbole
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    Originally posted by deuterium View Post
    Registered, looks very good.
    Indeed. It looks very nice.

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  • the geek
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  • the geek
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    I think they have done an awesome job so far. Bob should sell more stock now.

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