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    hi

    I run the site path-to-peace.com/forum which currently runs using:

    - SMF
    - Tinyportal (something like vbadvanced but a lot more advanced)

    Apart from that my forum system uses:

    - SMf Arcade + IPB/PNP/PHPBB arcade mod which allows it to use games from any forum system

    - SMf Gallery: just ur average gallery mod

    - SMf Radio + TV: a mod which allows my site to have live / prerecorded radio and tv streams from any sites which broadcast

    - SMF Shop: a fun activity where users ear points when they post and can buy avatars, and other knic knacks to do with forum..just for fun

    Apart from the above mentioned the site + portal also provide features such as:
    - downloads /uploads managment
    - articles
    - 'Be a mod' form which posts in the selected board + sends out the application to mods and admins on submission

    =============now the questions============

    Keeping all the above in prospective can vB provide all those features via mods / addons ?

    Also about a year back I asked if vB supports porting over a SMF database to vB preserving all the posts and members..I was told NO.
    Is it now possible? Has a conversion engine for the DB been developed or is the answer still no?

    Please give detailed answers if possible pointing me to related mods / addons if possible so I could red about them and see if they meet my requirements.

    I will probably transfer over to vB if it can meet my requirements.
    I love SMF and very comfortable with it but my users are wanting a port over to vB so I am seriously considering it. Obiviously I will have to start from scratch learning about this new system. But if its anything like SMf I should have no problem at all.

    Looking forward to your replies,
    Aku

  • #2
    Originally posted by akulion View Post
    hi

    I run the site path-to-peace.com/forum which currently runs using:

    - SMF
    - Tinyportal (something like vbadvanced but a lot more advanced)

    Apart from that my forum system uses:

    - SMf Arcade + IPB/PNP/PHPBB arcade mod which allows it to use games from any forum system

    - SMf Gallery: just ur average gallery mod

    - SMf Radio + TV: a mod which allows my site to have live / prerecorded radio and tv streams from any sites which broadcast

    - SMF Shop: a fun activity where users ear points when they post and can buy avatars, and other knic knacks to do with forum..just for fun

    Apart from the above mentioned the site + portal also provide features such as:
    - downloads /uploads managment
    - articles
    - 'Be a mod' form which posts in the selected board + sends out the application to mods and admins on submission

    =============now the questions============

    Keeping all the above in prospective can vB provide all those features via mods / addons ?

    Also about a year back I asked if vB supports porting over a SMF database to vB preserving all the posts and members..I was told NO.
    Is it now possible? Has a conversion engine for the DB been developed or is the answer still no?

    Please give detailed answers if possible pointing me to related mods / addons if possible so I could red about them and see if they meet my requirements.

    I will probably transfer over to vB if it can meet my requirements.
    I love SMF and very comfortable with it but my users are wanting a port over to vB so I am seriously considering it. Obiviously I will have to start from scratch learning about this new system. But if its anything like SMf I should have no problem at all.

    Looking forward to your replies,
    Aku
    Yes, SMF can now be converted using impex

    Addons:
    You can get arcade
    You can get gallery
    You can get portal
    Not sure about radio+tv one
    Shop - I think i see something like this a while back
    Downloads - Yes
    the "Be a mod" I haven't seen, but you could always make a forum for them to post in.

    Also, I'm sure you will be happy with vB, its ACP is a lot more different tho.

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    • #3
      Thanks thats good news!

      Ive been looking around as well at the featured sites and other features looks very nice.

      I think ill get it as soon as I get a list of things that need to be done together, since I would like the porting over time to be as small as possible and planning is the key!

      Thanks again for your rapid and helpful response
      aku

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      • #4
        I just want to confirm that there are available add-ons for Radio/TV broadcasting sites as well as point system shops.

        For further questions regarding vBulletin extendibility or available add-ons visit or post at www.vbulletin.org. It's vB official resource site, however all 3rd party add-ons are not supported by Jelsoft.
        You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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        • #5
          Thanks

          I just got a reply from a friend of mine who runs a vB forum...he is allowing me full access to his board so I can get some hands on experience on the back end.

          Looks a bit confusing at first - there are SO MANY options, but hes walking me through these so I am sure ill get a hang of it.

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          • #6
            Even better, get your hands on your own demo:
            http://www.vbulletin.com/admindemo.php

            Don't ruin your friend's forum.
            You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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