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  • #16

    if you have enough money take vB but invision is a good board not as much than vB but is free it's a good point


    • #17
      vB every time.

      IPB has grown too bulky and complex, and I find it less user-friendly and marginally slower.

      I upgraded recently from a heavily-hacked XMB 1.6 to a heavily-hacked vB 2.3.4. Once vB 3.0.0 goes gold, I'll be starting work on the hacks all over again ready for a future upgrade.

      The main thing I've found, is that potential users take your forum MUCH more seriously with that vB copyright notice at the bottom. It adds so much more credibility to the site than anything else ever could.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Zachery
        There is a hack for it for vB2, and vB2 and 3 still need to support the MySQL 3 system
        We compare stable versions of vb and invision without hacks!
        also invision support mysql3, you can activate mysql4-fulltext-search manually, mysql3 is default settings


        • #19
          Look at the OTB features for vB 2.3.4 and look at the OTB features erm IPB 1.3 Final


          • #20
            vB3 RC4 is already very stable... Atleast ive never had any problems with it... And vB3 is so much better than both vB2 and invision board


            • #21
              Originally posted by zfrank
              It´s easy atm, Invision Board is better.
              current stable of vbulletin is 2.3.4 and ibp have much more features.
              but you are forgetting that you cant comparis IBP 2 vs VB 2.3.4 coz IBP 2 is actually still in alpha fase! so if you compare IBP 1.1.3 vs VB 2.3.4 then VB is the winner.
              Originally Posted by Zachery
              John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

              Originally Posted by Martin
              We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.


              • #22
                hELLO there.
                I have currently IPB 1.3 installed on my board.
                and i have lots of hacks installed

                Once i buy Vbullein 3.0 can the technical support convert my forums to vbullein 3.0 ?? without loosing any posts.

                I could have done it myself. but i have lots of hacks installed for ipb.
                here is the list. as i can make out.

                Latest Addons to Board :
                1. Forum has been upgraded to 1.3 Final

                2. Portal 1.1 Hack has been added and fixed
                Upgraded to Portal 1.2 Much Better
                Upgraded to Portal 1.2.6 and its A GREAT ADDON TO US
                All the modules on front page are fixed/organized.
                It looks c00l to have a portal page

                3.Added 16 new EXCITING skins to the board. Choose your way !!!
                As we have many mods installed on the mod, many of those require changes to be done in each of the skin files, hence we only 3 Skins now

                4. Added Auto PM Sender to new User Registrations MOD
                More still in progress

                5. Add Image Auto-Resize Mod to Board.
                Requires resynchronise addition of 2 files and resncyronisation of files for new skins

                6. Added Tell a Friend MOD.
                Needs Addition of Some Codes to the,
                ACP -> Skins & Templates -> HTML Templates -> Your Skin -> Board Index Sections -> Start Board Statistics Table ->Edit single
                for new skins

                7. Added Group Name Indicator v2.3 . A useful feature when we have many members on the site

                8. Added Enhanced ACP Stats As Post 1.4a Invision Power Board 1.3, All the Board Statistics will be posted to threads via this. and will be opened for discussion
                (Default IPB Skin Style Sheet has been updated, Need to finish for rest of skins)

                9. Added Closed Topic Strike MOD

                10. Added Multiple File Attachments MOd Users can now post multiple files upto 5 files are allowed.
                (Requires editing of skin_post.php and skin_topic.php for each new skin)

                11. Portal upgraded to version 1.2 on Jan 19,2004

                12. Manage Emoticons 2.1 has been added to board

                13. Added global annocuments MOD to the board
                Requires adding Macros and editing for skin_forum.php for new skins
                WORKS LIKE A CHARM

                14. Added Weekly Digest mod to the forum
                Excellent MOD for sending weekly emails to users

                15. Added Complete Skin Removal 1.01 nice mod to play with lots of skins

                16. Added Clean Upload Directory 1.0 (nice mod to remove missing crap from board )

                17. Added Bo Admin Read Member PM V4 updated v1.3 Final

                18. Added Secure Login v1.1 Preveting Board Hacks, logging each and every ip to database etc.
                Settings to be done for each new skin added:
                a.Upload the skin_*** file
                b.Editing the skin_login.php
                c.resynchronisation of skin templates

                19. Member Ips 0.9 in modcp

                20. Group(s) view IPs in Profiles v1.5

                21. Anonymous Member Viewing by Group v1.0

                22.Online Today For Groups And Admins 2.0a

                23. WebLinks Mod 2.6
                a. skin_links.php to your ./Skin/sx/ folder.
                b.editing skin_global.php

                24. Download System 1.2
                a.Upload skin_downloads.php and skin_filecp.php to the Skin/sX/ directory
                b.edit /Skin/s*/skin_global.php and /Skin/s*/skin_topics.php
                c.Add Profile Addon requires, editing /Skin/s*/skin_profile.php

                25. Flash Games System
                a. Upload skin_flash.php to Skin/#1
                b. Edit skin/sx/skin_global.php

                26. Added Gallery Mod (Reflections)
                Edit skin_global for every skin

                27. Added IBGlossary mod 1.0
                Adding skin_glossary.php to each skins and edit of skin_global.php for all skins
                Have phun !!!

                28. Invision Board Statistics 1.2
                Uploading skin_Statistics.php and edit skin_global.php for each skin

                Please tell me abt this ASAP.
                If this can be done..
                please also tell me how many of these hacks are avaialble with VB3.
                i meant not exactly similar. but which can do the above things

                Your replies would help me to think of buying vb3 or not
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                • #23
                  Only one post of this nature was nessary


                  • #24
                    IPB is better by far. And when 2.0 comes out it will have even more features for you to choose from. IPB is free and has lots of skin and hacks out for it. It's faster than vB. If you choose not to register your IPB there are lots of free IPB support sites out there for you to choose from

                    In the end just try the both of them out and see which one you like better.
                    Last edited by AaronGamer; Tue 2 Mar '04, 11:35am.


                    • #25
                      If youve never owned vBulletin or tried it how can you really comment on it?


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by AaronGamer
                        It's faster than vB.
                        How did you arrive at this conclusion?


                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Cloud Strife
                          How did you arrive at this conclusion?
                          I have used vB before.


                          • #28
                            Hehe another one of these threads

                            I like vB because its easier to administrate. There's not many life-changing user-side features that either ware doesn't have, so that doesn't really bug me. But as soon as you get used to the vB3 control panel, it's outstanding -- its just so damn powerful!

                            I'm waiting eagerly for IPB2, though


                            • #29
                              Originally posted by AaronGamer
                              I have used vB before.
                              even vb3?
                              Originally Posted by Zachery
                              John originally presented vBulletin to Infopop, they didn't take it, so he took it and sold it

                              Originally Posted by Martin
                              We had to do a lot of arm twisting to get him to do it, though. I would imagine he still hates us.


                              • #30
                                I've done a lot of forum skinning for ipb 1.1.2-1.3 F and just started working with vb3. I think vb3 is a bit less confusing when it comes to skinning. The only advantage I see invision having is support for mssql. It came in handy on one project I was working on. Both are good software but after buying my first vb3 license I doubt I will use IPB again on my personal sites. Well unless gold is postponed another couple of months/years. ugh.
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