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  • seangworld
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
    Why?
    lol exactly. why must you upgrade ASAP??? wait until you have the time.

    i have this feeling it will be a thanksgiving present. *crosses fingers*

    IM OFF THAT DAY AND HAVE NO FAMILY TO SPEND THANKSGIVING DAY WITH. SO PLEASE GIMME IT! lmfao.

    also, im a disabled army veteran and yet still serving.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by Mazinger View Post
    I think he's referring to vb.org which he will have to upgrade asap.
    Why?

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  • Mazinger
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    Originally posted by Floris View Post
    We don't force people to upgrade, you can wait until any date that suits you to upgrade your forums.
    I think he's referring to vb.org which he will have to upgrade asap.

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  • Floris
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    Originally posted by Paul M View Post
    I hope not, I don't really need a load of forum work before christmas, I'd sooner it wait until the new year.
    We don't force people to upgrade, you can wait until any date that suits you to upgrade your forums.

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  • Onimua
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    Originally posted by Paul M View Post
    I hope not, I don't really need a load of forum work before christmas, I'd sooner it wait until the new year.
    According to the posts from Kier and Freddie, it looks like it will be beta/rc this year, and maybe gold next year.

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  • Paul M
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    Originally posted by ---MAD--- View Post
    I think its a matter of days before we see 3.7 .
    I hope not, I don't really need a load of forum work before christmas, I'd sooner it wait until the new year.

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  • Anthony89
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    Originally posted by ---MAD--- View Post
    I doubt it will be as they have been coding it for so long. You don't seem to have any faith with the developers here at vBulletin. Whenever jelsoft tries to do something, they do it properly (ie the plugin manager / hook system). Obviously whatever is missing in the actual SN, people will be coding plugins to extend it further anyway.
    I agree as well.

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  • ricerice
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    Originally posted by ---MAD--- View Post
    Whenever jelsoft tries to do something, they do it properly (ie the plugin manager / hook system). Obviously whatever is missing in the actual SN, people will be coding plugins to extend it further anyway.
    Agreed, I am ready for xmas.

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  • ---MAD---
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    Originally posted by seangworld View Post
    if the vb SN thing is disappointing, i will be closing down my vb for good.
    I doubt it will be as they have been coding it for so long. You don't seem to have any faith with the developers here at vBulletin. Whenever jelsoft tries to do something, they do it properly (ie the plugin manager / hook system). Obviously whatever is missing in the actual SN, people will be coding plugins to extend it further anyway.

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  • Floris
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    Originally posted by ricerice View Post
    seangworld,

    i must say there has been far too much secrecy for this to fail. i expect it to come out very soon and make all my days of coming to this board looking for updates to be deserved. if not i will probably be following you.
    vBulletin never discloses upcoming features or release dates. Using the word secrecy is overkill.

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  • ricerice
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    seangworld,

    i must say there has been far too much secrecy for this to fail. i expect it to come out very soon and make all my days of coming to this board looking for updates to be deserved. if not i will probably be following you.

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  • seangworld
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    if the vb SN thing is disappointing, i will be closing down my vb for good.

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  • ricerice
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    Shanj,

    good looking out.

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  • Shanj
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    OK I just found an interesting development.

    SocialEngine are offering a tutorial on how to integrate their stuff with VB.
    QUOTE Our tutorial will give you very simple step-by-step instructions for integrating your phpBB or vBulletin forum into SocialEngine. UNQUOTE

    www.socialengine.net/news.php

    They are releasing a new version over all Dec. 1 2007 and it looks like the VB integration support is coming within a few weeks after that.

    Worth checking in case the VB SN turns out to be disappointing.

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  • Shanj
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    Waiting ...

    Mad I do hope you're right.
    Problem is with NO info on what it will do it's holding up a lot of decisions on other things.
    I really like zoints for example - the user design options on their profile are great. The gallery is good - but I'd like to see more scope for making a pic into a mini page by adding text (notes, description) to it.

    One thing I don't like about zoints is it doesn't pick up the design of your VB. So it's not zoints LOCAL at all. Just zoints bolted in to a VB.
    I don't mind a credit to zoints at the bottom; why shouldnt they get credit? But if it's intended to integrate then it should integrate.
    I'd assume VBUlletin Social Networking will fit in with one's VB design. So that's a plus already.

    I'm keen to see if VB SN will have a user designed profile, draggable units on the profile page; and a good gallery integration. Will it replace the current profile page but include what's there already and add more on? I hope so.

    I also hope it will do searches on keyword interests like zoints does very neatly. And show a selected usergroup of members.

    The BIG problem with zoints local is that it ISN'T local. This I find infuriating especially as they DO have a scripot to provide a genuinely local zoints. They just stopped making it available!

    It means I can't have a private members only service. You have to link into the whole ruddy zoints network of communities. Now that is a mega issue.
    For some the zoints linking into a whole collection of communities is fantastic. Having joined the zoints.com open community I can see using it on one of my own sites. Hopping around between communities is certainly fun.

    But for others the enforced openness is a complete switchoff.
    Some boards are for work projects where you don't want people skipping off into other comunities, or at least you don't want to encourage it.
    Some are for young or vulnerable people that need or want protected private community space. Allowing access to young or vulnerable members is a potential minefield.
    Some community organisers are concerned that the forced integration into the open zoints community will drain their members interest into other groups, bigger better established ones. The hard line is compete or wither off. But a community needs a period to set up and grow. So a truly local zoints should allow this option for a community to be protected while it develops into stability.
    I wrote my concerns to zoints and got a polite but total brishoff answer to one query, no answer at all to another.

    I'm looking at other possibilities that might mean dropping VB. I dont want to do that so I very much hope VB SN will provide a genuinely user creative, user customisable profile page (layout, colours) either with a gallery or that works with a good gallery. Member links to their own videos media etc.

    Plus member searches, member interest links. What would be good is a cumulative glossary function on interests. So as each member adds keywords they add to a database of keywords. This list is then accessible to members to view and tick if they share that interest. Like a wiki it creates a link work not just a keyword.

    I should have thought a core list of what it will do could be given in advance if it's arriving very soon. Some items might be uncertain on detail but if it's so close to being available a lot of it must be clear by now.

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