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  • Link00seven
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    I got the license really cheap from someone who no longer wanted it, thats why. Plus, I have a site I am going to use it on, its not just strictly for testing purposes or I would've just used an admin demo.

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  • forumguy
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    Couldnt you just get a demo? I got one, and the AdminCP is rubbish. Everything is hidden in tabs and menus. At least vBulletin has an easy-to-navigate AdminCP. Ease of use beats style in the AdminCP.

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  • Link00seven
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    I've always been a bigger fan of vBulletin then Invision Power Board, however I have to admit that IPB has come a long way from the last time I used it, which was the 1.x series. I feel they are both very good forum solutions and it really just comes down to prefrence as to which one you like better. They both do the job just fine.

    I currently own a vBulletin Owned License and am currently in the process of receiving a IPB Standard License for a secondary site so I am interested in playing around with IPB 2.2 to see how it compares to vBulletin 3.6. As for which is better...well, its prefrence, but like I said in the beginning I have always been a bigger fan of vBulletin.

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  • whitetigergrowl
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    vb has a better running then ipb as ipb is based off of vb but is a very striped down version ipb was free but went to pay because people wanted better support vb by far has better support over ipb by a long run as if you compair the copyright dates on vb to ipb you will notice a big difference

    vb offers more advance tracking features for security reasons and also offer easy to add mods and has their own mods site that is free to use once you buy vb there are alot of factors in vb that out match ipb anytime its just a matter of preference.
    And VB is based of UBB. Most forum software is based off other forum software. VB included. VB has things IPB had first and IPB has things VB had first. And IPB in no way is a stripped down version of VB. Look at their 2.2 Admin CP and say that it's stripped down compared to VB. Or look at their profile system or forum attachment system and say its stripped down. When comparing IPB 2.2 to VB 3.6, saying that simply doesn't hold water.

    vBulletin has far better support. Trust me, I'm a former IPB customer, and their support is horrible. The support team really couldn't care much less about your problems. Plus, with IPB's new "mySpace" profile page look, I throw up when I go on a forum based by it.

    vBulletin all the way!

    From a former IPB customer.
    Well then you may just hate VB's new 'MySpace' profile look and may have to throw up constantly while visiting VB forums since VB announced something similar is coming and will likely become just as popular as it has for IPB, if not more so. And lets not forget all the plug-ins people will likely add to it making it likely worse. This includes the ability to add sound and video. Saying that just because it's VB based somehow makes it better is a rather hypocritical thing to do or say. Especially considering that VB will likely be having the same and similar features for its profile system.

    When it comes down to the forum software, both are comparable. IPB is more for the advanced and VB is more for those that need simpler needs. The features for both also suggest as much.

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  • Mazinger
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    Originally posted by kushal View Post
    IPB support is slow but board loading is fast. VB plugins are great and IPB skinning is great. IPB smilies are much better. If IPB looks more of social networking site, Vb looks more professional and good for corporate sites.
    Best answer.

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  • sinucello
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    Hi,

    I`m satisfied with vB but as my forum grows and grows, I´d like to move some subforums into seperate forums with their own domains. That`s why IPB`s single-sign-on system sounds very interesting to me.

    I also notice that my members add tons of stuff into their signatures because they want to socialize and the limited profiles in vB don`t offer enough possibilities.

    So from my current point of view the way Invision markets it`s product is more appealing to me. That doesn`t necessarily mean their product is better of course - I`ve never tested it.

    I don`t think I`m the only one that is attracted by the multi-forum support stuff so I hope that this will motivate vB to get something done in that direction.

    best,
    Sacha

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  • kushal
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    IPB support is slow but board loading is fast. VB plugins are great and IPB skinning is great. IPB smilies are much better. If IPB looks more of social networking site, Vb looks more professional and good for corporate sites.

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  • Quillz
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    Originally posted by Phoxtrot View Post
    Basically by saying that exact statement you are just stating what I was stating except for you put it in obivous terms
    Well, I interpreted your statement to be saying that vB is better simply because it has a higher version number, which I disagree with. If that's not what you meant, then sorry, I was wrong.

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  • Phoxtrot
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    Originally posted by Quillz View Post
    I fail to see how having a higher version number makes a good indicator of what software is better. vB has been around two years longer than IPB has, so naturally it's going to have a higher version number.
    Basically by saying that exact statement you are just stating what I was stating except for you put it in obivous terms

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  • Quillz
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    Originally posted by Le GoogelGuRu View Post
    vBulletin has far better support. Trust me, I'm a former IPB customer, and their support is horrible. The support team really couldn't care much less about your problems. Plus, with IPB's new "mySpace" profile page look, I throw up when I go on a forum based by it.

    vBulletin all the way!

    From a former IPB customer.
    You really threw up? Why not turn it off then?

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  • Le GoogelGuRu
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    vBulletin has far better support. Trust me, I'm a former IPB customer, and their support is horrible. The support team really couldn't care much less about your problems. Plus, with IPB's new "mySpace" profile page look, I throw up when I go on a forum based by it.

    vBulletin all the way!

    From a former IPB customer.

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  • forumguy
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    Originally posted by Hitomi
    vb has a better running then ipb as ipb is based off of vb but is a very striped down version ipb was free but went to pay because people wanted better support vb by far has better support over ipb by a long run as if you compair the copyright dates on vb to ipb you will notice a big difference

    vb offers more advance tracking features for security reasons and also offer easy to add mods and has their own mods site that is free to use once you buy vb there are alot of factors in vb that out match ipb anytime its just a matter of preference.
    But isn't it illegal to be basing IPB's code off vBulletin? It's basically stealing.

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  • Zachery
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    Originally posted by Quillz View Post
    IPB is in no way based off vB coding. Unless by "based off," you mean it has similar features, but so does phpBB, MyBB and any other bulletin board. By your argument, I could claim that vB coding is just "a very striped down version" of UBB, even though this is wrong.

    And IPB also has its own modding site that is free to all customers, and don't forget that vB, IPB, phpBB, MyBB, etc. also all have hundreds of third-party modification sites. I do, however, believe that vB manages add-ons in the best way, which is the hooks/plugins system, although not all modifications respect these.
    Hmm, I seem to remember in the past when we got an expoit, several days later an increcibly similiar exploit would be found in IPB.

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  • Quillz
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    Originally posted by Hitomi View Post
    vb has a better running then ipb as ipb is based off of vb but is a very striped down version ipb was free but went to pay because people wanted better support vb by far has better support over ipb by a long run as if you compair the copyright dates on vb to ipb you will notice a big difference

    vb offers more advance tracking features for security reasons and also offer easy to add mods and has their own mods site that is free to use once you buy vb there are alot of factors in vb that out match ipb anytime its just a matter of preference.
    IPB is in no way based off vB coding. Unless by "based off," you mean it has similar features, but so does phpBB, MyBB and any other bulletin board. By your argument, I could claim that vB coding is just "a very striped down version" of UBB, even though this is wrong.

    And IPB also has its own modding site that is free to all customers, and don't forget that vB, IPB, phpBB, MyBB, etc. also all have hundreds of third-party modification sites. I do, however, believe that vB manages add-ons in the best way, which is the hooks/plugins system, although not all modifications respect these.

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  • Hitomi
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    vb has a better running then ipb as ipb is based off of vb but is a very striped down version ipb was free but went to pay because people wanted better support vb by far has better support over ipb by a long run as if you compair the copyright dates on vb to ipb you will notice a big difference

    vb offers more advance tracking features for security reasons and also offer easy to add mods and has their own mods site that is free to use once you buy vb there are alot of factors in vb that out match ipb anytime its just a matter of preference.

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