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  • jdj
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    Originally posted by Joe D. View Post
    If you are happy with your site then I would suggest you stay with what makes you happy.

    But VB5 does have its benefits-

    1) Responsive Design
    2) Site Builder
    3) Stronger Passwords
    4) Option to require paid subscription to register
    5) Updated ckeditor

    Bonus #6 - Some people like the style better.
    The biggest benefit of vB5 that I can see is that it's slightly simpler and more intuitive. Biggest downside is the absence of the calendar (yes, I know you've produced a workaround with a Google calendar which isn't ideal but allows you to put one up there).

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  • jdj
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    Originally posted by Idawg View Post

    Your support of 4 is onto security only now..
    That may be true in terms of development but you can still get technical support for vB4 and tech support is still pretty helpful.

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  • Joe D.
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    Originally posted by Idawg View Post

    I have been a customer of vB since 3.5 days

    Your support of 4 is onto security only now.. I was told if I wanted to use Facebook Connect I would have to upgrade my newest forum to 5.1.3... After COMPLETELY upgrading my server for 5 (MySQL and PHP), and upgrading my old forum to vB5, it has been a nightmare...

    I would suggest IF vB is going to turn everything upside down with a major release you DONT stop your support of solid good working forums until ALL the major bugs are out of the NEW release

    Masterross: As far as I am concerned, there is not ONE thing in 5 that would want me to upgrade ANY of the other forums I run (and I run a few) from 4.2.2 PL1
    4,2.3 is currently in Beta and is not a security fix so to say 4.x is only is "security only" isn't accurate. I'm not sure any firm decision has been made what may or may not happen to the 4.x line in the future. I would say major changes are likely off the table but other than that I don't think anyone is saying for sure. At one time we thought 3.x was only getting security updates, but then it get updates for PHP 5.4 and beyond.

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  • rmwebs
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    For what it's worth, the 3.x line will always be unofficially supported in some way. Internet Brands own forums (and there's a lot of them) are all still running 3.x and seemingly don't want to touch 4.x or 5.x due to "mod incompatibilities".

    The dying vBulletin.org still runs 3.x so that'll obviously also need updates. I don't see that ever moving to 4.x or 5.x as it's simply not worth converting the customisations when the entire site is on a massive decline.

    Then there's forums owned by staff members of vB, they still use 3.x, many of which don't really have any mods on them to speak of.

  • Idawg
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    Originally posted by Joe D. View Post
    If you are happy with your site then I would suggest you stay with what makes you happy.
    I have been a customer of vB since 3.5 days

    Your support of 4 is onto security only now.. I was told if I wanted to use Facebook Connect I would have to upgrade my newest forum to 5.1.3... After COMPLETELY upgrading my server for 5 (MySQL and PHP), and upgrading my old forum to vB5, it has been a nightmare...

    I would suggest IF vB is going to turn everything upside down with a major release you DONT stop your support of solid good working forums until ALL the major bugs are out of the NEW release

    Masterross: As far as I am concerned, there is not ONE thing in 5 that would want me to upgrade ANY of the other forums I run (and I run a few) from 4.2.2 PL1

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  • TLMD
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    The obvious answer is: No.

    Here is the JIRA that covers this issue: http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-12285

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  • durruti
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    Originally posted by Joe D. View Post
    That is the RSS Icon when you have external RSS feeds enabled.
    What I meant was, is that how it suppose to look?
    In collusion with the text?

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  • Joe D.
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    That is the RSS Icon when you have external RSS feeds enabled.

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  • durruti
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    Originally posted by DisasterDotCom View Post
    Hard to tell. I have activity on my site with vb5. I was just playing with vb4. I have yet to configure memcache and various other tools too. Overall, however, I find the speed good. Check it out yourself by going to the site!
    I visited your site and the first thing I noticed is this:

    Click image for larger version

Name:	JoAKYn5.png
Views:	59
Size:	3.3 KB
ID:	4150110

    What is that?

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  • DisasterDotCom
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    Hard to tell. I have activity on my site with vb5. I was just playing with vb4. I have yet to configure memcache and various other tools too. Overall, however, I find the speed good. Check it out yourself by going to the site!

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  • jdj
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    Originally posted by DisasterDotCom View Post
    If you are a new user of vBulletin, I think you'll find vb5 much better than vb4 because of the site builder and the cleaner look and feel. It took me about 30 minutes to get my site (www.disaster.com) up and running with ads in the header, footer and sidebar. I find it really easy to adjust the design and layout of my site. I played with vb4 a year ago and couldn't figure out where to start.

    .
    How do you find the speed of vB5 on your site compared to vB4?

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  • masterross
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    Now is getting clear to me.
    So vb5 is like iP**** and vb4 is more like Android.
    That explains a lot to me.

    P.S.
    Isnt the last owners of vb solutions Americans?
    No comment
    Last edited by masterross; Tue 9th Sep '14, 10:49am.

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  • DisasterDotCom
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    If you are a new user of vBulletin, I think you'll find vb5 much better than vb4 because of the site builder and the cleaner look and feel. It took me about 30 minutes to get my site (www.disaster.com) up and running with ads in the header, footer and sidebar. I find it really easy to adjust the design and layout of my site. I played with vb4 a year ago and couldn't figure out where to start.

    However, if you're an existing vb4 user, you'll find a number of vb4 functions don't exist in vb5, and the add-on community is pretty close to non-existent (although I really appreciate the few people making an effort on providing some additional functions and features!). I think vb5 is well on its way and will get there, but not quick enough for many people.

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by Joe D. View Post
    If you are happy with your site then I would suggest you stay with what makes you happy.
    ...
    Bonus #6 - Some people like the style better.
    I agree with them.

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  • masterross
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    Thx Joe!

    I hope you'll keep support of vB4.
    From your list I can see only one advantage - #3
    And I'm absolutely disagree with #1.
    It's slow and buggy.
    Even here takes ages post to be published.
    Same problems I see in other vB5 forums too.

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