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    Well soon my leased vB lisense runs out. I bought it nearly a year ago, looking forward to having a vb community but also after reading some of the boards also looking forward to vB3. It looks like I wont have a chance to check it out now nearly a year later. Oh well maybe I should read up on it more next time. Its been a fun year though.
    Last edited by rastachops; Wed 8 Jan '03, 9:32am.

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    Why don't you just renew your license?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Machol
      Why don't you just renew your license?
      Exactly.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Steve Machol
        Why don't you just renew your license?
        Heh I missed that option out. Its too expensive for my small site. I bought vB initially caus I was fed up of YaBB. Im not running a huge site by any means and its so theres nothing to justify it as its too expensive for me now (im at uni now ).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rastachops
          Heh I missed that option out. Its too expensive for my small site. I bought vB initially caus I was fed up of YaBB. Im not running a huge site by any means and its so theres nothing to justify it as its too expensive for me now (im at uni now ).
          So you're fed up with vB and you'll go back to YaBB?
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          • #6
            You should have bought owned and renew ONLY when vb3 is released. And if you decide to switch, just make sure you select something rather than YaBB
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            • #7
              So you wanted to run vB3 for a year and then take down your forums? A leased license expires after one year... meaning if you don't buy another license after one year, you must take down your forums.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rastachops
                Well soon my leased vB lisense runs out. I bought it nearly a year ago, looking forward to having a vb community but also after reading some of the boards also looking forward to vB3. It looks like I wont have a chance to check it out now nearly a year later. Oh well maybe I should read up on it more next time. Its been a fun year though.
                Don't let all these guys give you a hard time, rasta. I'm disappointed too, that it's taken so long to release vB3. Each major version before this took about 6 months to release, and now with vB3, it's been well over a year. I think a lot of us have gotten our hopes up and have been let down.
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                • #9
                  Again, an owned lisense ($160) was far too much back then when I had never used vB from an admin PoV.

                  Well I will be taking my vb forums down and replacing them with the Invision Power Board forums. They are pretty much a free clone of vB and do offer a free post converter. I know it wont be as polished as vB is but at least our forums will be able to continue. If vB 3 is great I guess I may buy another years leased lisense (or even an owned lisense if the demand in the forums will still be there) once there is a tried and tested version out. Then I guess ill meeting the dilema of not being able to convert the posts, threads and users back from Invision to vB. :sigh:

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                  • #10
                    The good news is that an InvisionBoard convertor will be available with vB 3.0. We'll leave the lights on for ya!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Steve Machol
                      The good news is that an InvisionBoard convertor will be available with vB 3.0. We'll leave the lights on for ya!
                      Cool. Invision board is good for how much it costs, but its SUCH a pain to setup the templates and styles.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rastachops
                        Cool. Invision board is good for how much it costs, but its SUCH a pain to setup the templates and styles.
                        I've used it. It is somewhat inflexible, and the naming conventions are a little strange, but other than that, HTML is HTML, CSS is CSS, so I don't get this whole "this board easy this board not" when dealing with templates. vBulletin didn't seem all that much easier (admin demo) not sure about 3 though.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bigmattyh
                          Don't let all these guys give you a hard time, rasta. I'm disappointed too, that it's taken so long to release vB3. Each major version before this took about 6 months to release, and now with vB3, it's been well over a year. I think a lot of us have gotten our hopes up and have been let down.
                          I'll second that. vb3 has nothing to offer my website. It looks like a bloated piece of MS software. The delay in releasing this version will have cost Jelsoft a lot of custom. I don't think Jelsoft can afford to employ fulltime programmers hence why it's taking so long.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bahbah
                            I'll second that. vb3 has nothing to offer my website. It looks like a bloated piece of MS software.
                            :uh:

                            It's not even released yet fool.

                            Originally posted by bahbah
                            I don't think Jelsoft can afford to employ fulltime programmers hence why it's taking so long.
                            When you only charge $160 for life on a product and give free upgrades, it's hard to employ a large team of developers making 50-100k/year.
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                            • #15
                              How the product "looks" and how it operates are not always one-in-the-same. I've found VB highly flexible and fairly easy to work with. One can easily change how it looks, and add or take away functions. The pricing is quite reasonable too. Also consider the level of customer support Jelsoft gives with their product. Free upgrades, extremely helpfull and friendly support, and then the customer base that posts here helps when it can.

                              Not everyone has to love VB. Some people preffere Ikonboard, or invision, or webx... That a person finds better value in one product doesn't always mean others are bloated MS junkers.

                              Also consider that maybe VB3 is taking so long to come out because they're doing their best to release a product of free of bugs and such as possible.

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