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    Do your users actually use each of these? I feel like everybody just uses the forum for all 3 uses. Any examples of sites successfully using all 3?
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    It is really all about presentation and how you want your site to work. Many sites, including this one, were established long before Articles, Blogs, and Social Groups were features. As such, they are centered around forums even though Articles, Blogs, and Social Groups are more community oriented and boast stronger feature sets in some aspects.
    1. Articles are good for long form curated content.
    2. Blogs are great if you have a site centered around user journals (popular on health, exercise, wedding, and pregnancy sites) then blogs are the best method of providing these.
    3. Forums are good for directed content that site staff want to control. Great for support oriented sites.
    4. Groups are great for freeform discussion. With groups, the users create and manage their own groups, share ideas, and so forth. This could be useful for Enthusiast sites. Sites where there is a main Subject but many ways to be enthusiastic about that subject. Like home aquariums, gardening, photography, travel, etc...
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
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    • #3
      I use all of them. But article system is quite buggy. Also the articles are sorted randomly when changing pages. Bug reported, pending since 6 months or more.
      You can see an example of using all of the three systems here: www.bolidenforum.de

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      • #4
        btw. I asked something similar here in the forum. Maybe it will help you somehow https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/vb...uccess-stories


        The bug I was talking about is this: https://tracker.vbulletin.com/vbulle...sues/VBV-19617

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        • #5
          Originally posted by zweeper View Post
          The bug I was talking about is this: https://tracker.vbulletin.com/vbulle...sues/VBV-19617
          Should be resolved in 5.6.2.
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          Wayne Luke
          The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
          vBulletin 5 API

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          • #6
            Then I can say that blog and article systems are quite good and useful!

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