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  • Can vB4 Upgrade from vB2?

    The title says it all. Can vB4 be upgraded to from vB2 without vB3 in between?

  • #2
    An intermediary update should be necessary.

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    • #3
      You will have to upgrade to 3.6.12 first. Then you can upgrade to vB4.
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      • #4
        Is it possible to get vB 3.6.12 with a vB4 license?

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        • #5
          Yes, just click on 'More Download Options' on the download page to access earlier versions of vB.
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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          • #6
            Great, thanks for the info.

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            • #7
              I upgraded from a very hacked version 2.3.0 to the latest 4.1.3 and it went off completely without a hitch. Amazing.

              Unfortunately it seems that vB4 somehow attracts spammers much more than vB2. I'm not sure how that's possible, but almost immediately after the upgrade several spam bots started registering and posting.
              "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
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              • #9
                It may be worth investigating what it is that makes vBulletin 4 (and 3?) a target for spammers. I went years with vB2 with minimal disruption from spam bots, only to now seemingly open the floodgates to a massive deluge of spam.
                "63,000 bugs in the code, 63,000 bugs, you get 1 whacked with a service pack, now there's 63,005 bugs in the code."
                "Before you critisize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you critisize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."
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                • #10
                  Originally posted by CeleronXT View Post
                  It may be worth investigating what it is that makes vBulletin 4 (and 3?) a target for spammers. I went years with vB2 with minimal disruption from spam bots, only to now seemingly open the floodgates to a massive deluge of spam.
                  The reason may be, the spam soft is optimized for modern forum software, there aren't many vb2 left.
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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by CeleronXT View Post
                    It may be worth investigating what it is that makes vBulletin 4 (and 3?) a target for spammers. I went years with vB2 with minimal disruption from spam bots, only to now seemingly open the floodgates to a massive deluge of spam.
                    Simply because most spam bots are written to target vb3 and vb4, whereas there weren't many around at the time of vb2 - I remember it well!
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