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  • I am changing to vBulletin

    I've been with UBB for a while but now i want to switch to something that use MySQL and i found vBulletin, which looks very tight and is also cheaper.

    I did not buy vBulletin yet, but i would ask someone who have used UBB and changed to vBulletin that how the importing tools work? will it also import the wordlets (language) files or just the members, boards, and posts? and perhaps something else?

    I have modified the source of UBB a lot, eventhough that would mean i will get no support from UBB since my site is a non-english site. I had to embed the typing tools for my language and also others modifications to meet my users' need. Will I still receive support from vBulletin in case I have modified the source codes? (Most are modifications of the HTML printed out)

    And when we fool around with UBB we found many bugs (real bugs with the unmodified version. And also bugs after installing mods. I would like to ask experienced users (who have switched like I am going to..) that: are there that many bugs in vBulletin when we install some new mods? Since I know little to nothing about PHP and don't think i can self debug very well if bugs appear...

    Thanks for your reading this long message, don't know how to shorten it.

    ML

  • #2
    Good move. I too was a UBB user at one point and time. I have found vBulletin to be the answer to my nightmares.

    Welcome Aboard. You will find a whole group of friendly people here to help you.

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    • #3
      You'll find the vBulletin regularly audits their code for security bugs. I believe they have two people on their staff that solely focus on detecting security problems (one is Stallion and the other person I don't know; his name is in the Announcement forum).

      Infopop, on the other hand, does not regularly audit their code for such problems. They take a reactive procedure to security; if someone reports it, they'll fix it. IMHO, they haven't actively aduited their code for these kind of things. That said, since Charles Capps took over the coding of UBB 6, there have been no security problems known to be associated with Capps' own code. The bug posted on BugTraq was not a problem with Capps' coding but rather with code from Ted's (O'Neill, CEO of Infopop) original UBB 6.x.

      You'll find that help from the vBulletin community to be equal, if not better than that of the UBB community. Furthermore, if you have problems with modified boards, the moderators here will make at least an attempt to help you solve your problem while over on Scriptkeeper, they'll tell you on your own. This is one thing that sets vBulletin apart from its competition.

      LMK if you have any questions (and yes, I'm a UBB fanatic in case you're wondering )

      qasic

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      • #4
        The one difference between the UBB support community and vB's is that vB's support personnel don't act like utter snobs. I've seen way too many posts from UBB ppl who act like paying customers shouldn't be bothering them with problems.

        But that's just my opinion

        I've used UBB for a few years, and vBulletin for almost a year, and I will take vB any day of the week.

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        • #5
          Hey qasic , how are yaa i remember you from UBBdev.com, havent seen yaa in a long time
          MCSE, MVP, CCIE
          Microsoft Beta Team

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          • #6
            HAHAHA qasic
            now all that yada yada makes me wanna cry
            who's gonna trust IP when they have a major leak at members area?LOL pssst
            You're my Prince of Peace
            And I will live my life for You

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            • #7
              I switched from UBB 5.x to VB and the import tools worked perfectly!

              It was the best move I could have made. UBB is definitely a inferior bulletin board, and it seems like every board on the net is now on VB.
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              • #8
                Will it also import wordlets too?

                ML

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jedi
                  Will it also import wordlets too?

                  ML
                  That's a UBB 6.x feature, so I do not know.

                  The UBB 5.x importer did everything, members, posts, forums, color scheme, etc.
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                  • #10
                    Is this the Qasic that had most of the hacks for UBB?

                    My friend uses UBB, I must admit I truly dislike it. I hate the admin panel for it, so I dont touch it....I mean the page is like a webpage with confusing things.....VB control panel is so much better !

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                    • #11
                      worldlets are not brought over in the transfer because VB does not support them. To have multiple languages in VB you would need to translate your templates or use the translations that are avaliable at www.vbulletin.org
                      Christopher Padfield
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