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  • Steve Machol
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    Originally posted by Malfurion View Post
    Okay, what if you only want to use one forum area for multiple websites that are powered by the publishing suite, how do you do that?
    That would require multiple multiple licenses and modifying the code. We cannot officially support code modifications or forums running modified code, however you can try searching or asking for help with this over at www.vbulletin.org.

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  • Malfurion
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    Bump, can I please receive an official answer to my last question?

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  • FreshFroot_
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    Originally posted by Wsh View Post
    Not sure why people find this surprising If you've ever owned a legitimate copy of the Adobe Suite or even Autodesk Suite you'd know that every year a new version with new features comes out, and just like vB you're not 'forced' to use the latest version but it does help.

    It's called a business, not a buffet line.
    Yes, but they give you good incentives.

    Students get at least 50% discounts. Current users get discounts too. I would assume a college or uni, who bought 100+ licenses would get a huge discount as well.

    I'm a multiple license holder.. where is my discount? Without license holders like me, who bought a bunch of licenses. vB would be dead right now.

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  • Pimpboard
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    I believe you can accomplish this with template conditionals, by checking the referring URL / Domain, then forwarding them to the appropriate category. You can hide / unhide various sections of the layout with conditionals also. The only big issue with this is the actual URL that they are on. However, you may be able to call it inside an iframe from the other site, and use the conditionals mentioned above.

    Just an idea.

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  • MattyAsia
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    From what I understand:
    • having the theme/style different on different parts of the forums is not a problem.
    • having parts of the site hidden if you look at the site from different addresses is a problem.

    Short:
    • If the only difference in places is the style/theme, it's fine.
    • If the actual post/categories/forums are different, this is a problem.

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  • Malfurion
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    Originally posted by Ace View Post
    Because it has been since the beginning. You could probably do what you are asking if all content was visible on all subdomains, the loophole of 'it has different styles and forums visible, but its still the same site' was plugged long ago.
    Okay, what if you only want to use one forum area for multiple websites that are powered by the publishing suite, how do you do that?

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  • Tla
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    Originally posted by quackers View Post
    Cheers for that, I take it that there will still be improvements to VB4 such as VB4.1....4.2 etc so I will get all relevant improvements if they are released?
    Yep.

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  • quackers
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    Cheers for that, I take it that there will still be improvements to VB4 such as VB4.1....4.2 etc so I will get all relevant improvements if they are released?

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  • Tla
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    Originally posted by quackers View Post
    This cannot be true can it?

    If I buy my VB4 'branding free' option today, I will never have to pay VB again unless I want support...this is what i believ so am I wrong??

    I thought that if I buy once, I don't have to pay ever again unless I want support. Can a VB member of staff confirm this for me
    His post isn't relevant to your issue.

    If you upgrade your previous license, or buy a new one then you will get VB4 and all upgrades in VB4, when VB5 is then released you'll have to upgrade again to get the newest version, but you can choose not to and still use VB4, the branding free option is an additional fee to get a license that enables you to remove the vbulletin branding from the site.

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  • quackers
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    Originally posted by sv1cec View Post
    Why can't I just pay them a fee, which would allow me to use the existing software for ever, like I could do before the announcement of vB 4.0?
    This cannot be true can it?

    If I buy my VB4 'branding free' option today, I will never have to pay VB again unless I want support...this is what i believ so am I wrong??

    I thought that if I buy once, I don't have to pay ever again unless I want support. Can a VB member of staff confirm this for me

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  • Ace
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    Originally posted by Malfurion View Post
    Technically you'd still use only one vbulletin license and it is one website, but it looks like multiple sites cause of the different themes for different sections. Why wouldn't that be legal?
    Because it has been since the beginning. You could probably do what you are asking if all content was visible on all subdomains, the loophole of 'it has different styles and forums visible, but its still the same site' was plugged long ago.

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  • Tla
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    Originally posted by Eqvaliser View Post
    Seen alot of gameing companies do that..

    Use vbulletin as site forum, then each section for each game with each own style..

    one major is EA
    When logged in through US site the forum layout and desiign varies from game to game, but its the same forum
    and link from battlefield sites link to same forum as links from lets say nfs sites..
    But the forum is places on ea.com

    Well maybe if youre a big company like ea you can do what you want. (sarcasm)
    Or maybe a big company like EA can afford several licenses?

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  • sv1cec
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    Originally posted by Wsh View Post
    Not sure why people find this surprising If you've ever owned a legitimate copy of the Adobe Suite or even Autodesk Suite you'd know that every year a new version with new features comes out, and just like vB you're not 'forced' to use the latest version but it does help.

    It's called a business, not a buffet line.
    Why I find it surprising? Because I do not need their new software. I am perfectly happy with what I have. Why should I buy their new one? In the past, vB allowed you (for a fee) to convert your license from leased to owned. From the moment they announced vB 4.0 that option was no longer offered. So while you have a valid leased license now, and you are allowed to download vB 4.0 whenever it is released, that license expires when your old license expires. At that time you have to purchase a new license, which allows you to use the software (whatever software you decide to use, old or new) indefinitely.

    Why should I pay them for something I do not need nor want to use? Why can't I just pay them a fee, which would allow me to use the existing software for ever, like I could do before the announcement of vB 4.0?

    If you call that business, so be it. Personally, I call it rip-off.

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  • Wsh
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    Originally posted by sv1cec View Post
    For the same reason vB is forcing you to buy at least once the new software, instead of allowing you to convert your existing license to an owned one. They are rip-off artists. I do not need 4.0. Why should I pay for it?
    Not sure why people find this surprising If you've ever owned a legitimate copy of the Adobe Suite or even Autodesk Suite you'd know that every year a new version with new features comes out, and just like vB you're not 'forced' to use the latest version but it does help.

    It's called a business, not a buffet line.

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  • sv1cec
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    Originally posted by Malfurion View Post
    Technically you'd still use only one vbulletin license and it is one website, but it looks like multiple sites cause of the different themes for different sections. Why wouldn't that be legal?

    For the same reason vB is forcing you to buy at least once the new software, instead of allowing you to convert your existing license to an owned one. They are rip-off artists. I do not need 4.0. Why should I pay for it?

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