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    http://web.archive.org/web/200006192...picID=35.topic

    I thought I would post this because I saw a thread asking for it a few weeks ago, if you are intrested in the orgins of vBulletin and wasent there to experance first hand that thread will give you some insite.

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    I have seen those and a few more before. Great resources

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    • #4
      very intresting suprising to me tahts when i had first started posting on a forum ;D wish i had known about vB back then or rather its startings

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      • #5
        Here's another discussion about it:

        http://www.foruminsider.com/forums/i...?showtopic=108

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Brad.loo
          http://web.archive.org/web/200006192...picID=35.topic

          I thought I would post this because I saw a thread asking for it a few weeks ago, if you are intrested in the orgins of vBulletin and wasent there to experance first hand that thread will give you some insite.
          Too bad no release under GPL...
          :)

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          • #7
            If it were GPL'ed then John wouldn't be in Barbados
            Raz - KMC Forums

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Brad.loo
              http://web.archive.org/web/200006192...picID=35.topic

              I thought I would post this because I saw a thread asking for it a few weeks ago, if you are intrested in the orgins of vBulletin and wasent there to experance first hand that thread will give you some insite.
              Nice one


              Without wishing to turn this into bashing anyone it brings it all back about how we were treated. CC is hilarious.
              http://forums.cpfc.org/

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Dave#
                Nice one


                Without wishing to turn this into bashing anyone it brings it all back about how we were treated. CC is hilarious.
                Yes he is.

                And to think he is the one that maintains the UBB.classic source code now...

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                • #10
                  Thing is he probably would have switched over if it was GPL'ed.
                  Does bring back some memories.
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                  • #11
                    Why was John trying to get infopop to use his vb and did not go out on his own right away?

                    Why was infopop worried about SQL back then?

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                    • #12
                      vb-world.com used a ubb 5 like alot of us did back in that day. ubb 5 stored everything on the server as files, and the whole board was just to slow and to processer intensive.

                      Infopop said they where bringing out opentopic as a replacment for ubb for large boards, about this time john was developing vB with php and mySQL. He offered it to infopop as a SQL replacment to the ubb but they turned it down. Im not 100% sure what made him go with selling it himself but it was probbly because of the fact infopop wronged alot of its current customers when they said open topic would be a hosted software that we would have to 'pay up' to use.

                      No one knows why infopop was afriad of SQL for so long, they claimed it would be to hard to support but today you can buy ubb.threads if you want php/SQL. And while they have developed the new version of it they did'nt build it from the ground up as far as I know.

                      This isent really the place to rant about infopop but you can't talk about early vB without talking about infopop.

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                      • #13
                        In other words: Infopop made a huge mistake.

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                        • #14
                          tbh, i can't say i've ever visited an infopop forum (within the past 2 years anyway), can someone link me to one so i can have a sneak around?

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by 0ptima
                            Why was John trying to get infopop to use his vb and did not go out on his own right away?

                            Why was infopop worried about SQL back then?
                            At the time not many hosts offered php and even less offered mysql. Today php and mysql are standard. Infopop stated that many times when asked why they don't release an sql based product.
                            It was true at the time so Infopop made a decision that was right at the time, but, bit them in the end when they lost users to vb.
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