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    Hey There, I am pretty new here, ive been lurking for a while. I've decided to convert to vbulletin, I currently use phpbb but it has been giving me problems and im sick of installing add-ons. Also, i am about to buy vbulletin but i need some advice. I am in the buying section and it is giving me some options.

    Branding Free Option

    Professional Installation

    vBulletin Project Tools

    vBulletin Blog


    which ones would you reccommend? I am thinking of getting vbulletin blog along with vbulletin, but i have questions

    1. What is project tools and should i get it?
    2. is it easy to install on my own? or should i pay someone to do it for me?
    3. branding fees, is it a big deal if i keep it there? or should i pay to remove it
    4. what is faster to pay with visa or paypal?
    5. Can i get vblog later if i decide not to get it today?

    Any advice?
    Last edited by serverguy84; Wed 12 Dec '07, 10:43am.

  • #2
    Personally I prefer with branding, since im proud to be using vBulletin, Professional installation is only really needed if you dont think you can install it yourself, as for Project tools and Blog, those are really somthing you need to asses whether you need them or not.
    http://data.collectiveirc.net/status/user/Jobe.png

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    • #3
      vBulletin Blog

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      • #4
        Yes vBulletin is better than phpBB. But beware - it's a real nightmare converting. I'm speaking the truth as I've just converted from phpBB3 RC8 and I'm still having problems.

        Regards Jason

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jason2 View Post
          Yes vBulletin is better than phpBB. But beware - it's a real nightmare converting. I'm speaking the truth as I've just converted from phpBB3 RC8 and I'm still having problems.

          Regards Jason
          I have to beg to differ on that.. mine went pretty smooth. with only a few minor problems that i didnt do in my config. which was my own fault..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jason2 View Post
            Yes vBulletin is better than phpBB. But beware - it's a real nightmare converting. I'm speaking the truth as I've just converted from phpBB3 RC8 and I'm still having problems.

            Regards Jason
            What do you mean you are having problems? Does converting mess up code within vbulletin?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jason2 View Post
              Yes vBulletin is better than phpBB. But beware - it's a real nightmare converting. I'm speaking the truth as I've just converted from phpBB3 RC8 and I'm still having problems.

              Regards Jason
              I converted a week or so ago from phpBB3 RC8 and had zero problems...it was as smooth as it gets for me.

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              • #8
                I've got a thread in the Impex forum called "Converting" - take a look there.

                Well I set a user to admin and not all the ACP options are showing.

                Regards Jason

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                • #9
                  Jason, the best place to be when you've got any problems is right here. Everyone is so helpful, and will soon get you sorted out. Believe me I know and I'm a total technical idiot. The people here really helped me out.

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                  • #10
                    I have now resolved everything.

                    Regards Jason

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wasku View Post
                      1. What is project tools and should i get it?
                      You only need Project Tools if your forum deals with solving problems, or if you're super serious about bugs and want to spend $50 to have them reported.

                      Originally posted by wasku View Post
                      2. is it easy to install on my own? or should i pay someone to do it for me?
                      It's very easy. If you decide to pay - you'll feel foolish after paying $125 once you understand how simplistic the install is.

                      Originally posted by wasku View Post
                      3. branding fees, is it a big deal if i keep it there? or should i pay to remove it
                      vBulletin forums usually have branding on them - even big ones. Removing it would be stupid, in my opinion. Even if your making lots of cash off advertisements, it's stupid to remove one line of wording for $125, unless you need it for a specific reason.

                      Originally posted by wasku View Post
                      4. what is faster to pay with visa or paypal?
                      They'll both be fast.

                      Originally posted by wasku View Post
                      5. Can i get vblog later if i decide not to get it today?
                      Yes.

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                      • #12
                        Ok thanks for everyone's help! I have gone ans bought vbull and i have installed it. EASY! Took me about 6 minutes. Ok so now i want to go ahead any start converting phpbb to my new vbull. Can someone help me where to start. Is there a thread or something i could get information on where to start?

                        Thanks!

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                        • #13
                          you need to download and upload "Impex".

                          start from HERE and follow the instructions.

                          Regards Jason

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                          • #14
                            Yes vBulletin is better than phpBB. But beware - it's a real nightmare converting. I'm speaking the truth as I've just converted from phpBB3 RC8 and I'm still having problems.

                            Regards Jason
                            Don't post false information please.

                            It is very easy to convert from phpBB. Your inability to follow instructions was more the issue in your case.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dilly View Post
                              Don't post false information please.
                              A personal experience isn't false information.

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