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  • XDuncan
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    I went with vBulletin not because of the software, but because of the community that supports it. From the looks, in the long term, buying a vBulletin owned liscsense is the best investment you can ever make.

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  • KimmiKat
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    And phpBB is even ahead of IPB!

    vB is the standard in forum software as we all know!

    Originally posted by Floris
    From the 30+ Bulletin Board Software Systems listed here:

    http://www.big-boards.com/statistics

    nearly 642 out of 1084 are running vBulletin.

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  • SaN-DeeP
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    Adding to those comments from ManagerJosh, I have used both and now prefer Vbulletin over IPB .

    Learnt from experience.

    Regards,

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  • numberone
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    ManagerJosh, in the end do you think both are about the same and there really isn't that big of a difference between vBulletin and InvisionPower. Both are top notch and both appear to have relatively the same functionality and user friendliness.
    Last edited by numberone; Thu 17 Feb '05, 10:41am.

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  • Floris
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    From the 30+ Bulletin Board Software Systems listed here:

    http://www.big-boards.com/statistics

    nearly 642 out of 1084 are running vBulletin.

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  • adrianchew
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    An abridged history of board software - first there was Infopop's UBB that got really popular... but they had problems scaling it (performance issues) because back then it was PERL and text file data storage.

    vBulletin came out later, ran on PHP and MySQL... blew UBB out of the water basically, and became the message board of choice.

    Invision's board is a new development I believe of Ikonboard. There was some shakeup at the Ikonboard company (Ikonboard was given away free btw) and some of the developers left. I know Ikonboard itself back then was famous for having really messy coding standards and such... so I'm not sure how clean Invision's code is like.

    Now Ikonboard and a whole bunch of others all basically started mirroring vBulletin in functionality when they first came out... these are all children or vBulletin imitations.

    Development-wise, I'd say vBulletin is like RedHat Enterprise and Invision is like Fedora Core... vBulletin's progress at this point (new features and functionality) is slower since its a lot more mature.

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  • SaN-DeeP
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    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
    Ultimately numberone, it's your decision and choice. If you think IPB is better for your site, feel free to use IPB. If you think vBulletin is better for your site, feel free to use vBulletin.

    What works best for you is the biggest factor you only really need to consider.
    very nice comments

    Regards,

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  • ManagerJosh
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    Ultimately numberone, it's your decision and choice. If you think IPB is better for your site, feel free to use IPB. If you think vBulletin is better for your site, feel free to use vBulletin.

    What works best for you is the biggest factor you only really need to consider.

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  • numberone
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    No, fonts would be of very minor importance

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  • Gri
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    Originally posted by Bunny
    One of the features that attracts me here is the fonts. IPB, you cant add fonts. with vBulletin, you can add any font thats on the internet. (I found this out in the Admin demo. You should try it. then try IPB's admin demo)
    Before making your decision, I want to ask something about "fonts". Is it the most important factor for your visitors when signing up or not?

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  • Bunny
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    One of the features that attracts me here is the fonts. IPB, you cant add fonts. with vBulletin, you can add any font thats on the internet. (I found this out in the Admin demo. You should try it. then try IPB's admin demo)

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  • Gri
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    I set up ipb, just once. VB is the best bb software you can buy, imho.

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  • _| () R | Z
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    Originally posted by Vtec44
    BTW, I think Jelsoft should officially sponsor them or something LOL
    well they are supplying fazle with a free server configuration & advise by eva2000 in the server config forum

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  • Unmutual
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    Obviously you'll get a thumbs up for vB from here, the same as you'll get a thumbs up for IPB on their forum.
    The acid test is to speak to people who've used both. In my case I've just left IPB after 3 years and switched to vB.
    And I've no doubt that I made the right decision AFAIC.

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  • fpouk
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    I made the jump from Invision to VBulletin and im glad that i did..
    Dont get me wrong invision was a great product and all but VB is hands down the better product. I left Invisionboard when they went from Free to Pay.. I figured that if i was gonna have to invest in software.. i should get the best and VB is the best.

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