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  • Mark.B
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    Originally posted by beishe8 View Post
    Please surprise us with a list of great many, proud, thriving vB5 forums which are functional without the missing or buggy functions.
    Nice way to twist what I said. Anyhow, the question originally asked has now been answered several times, so I'll close this.

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
    In my role as support I have dealt with a great many vB5 sites that are clearly 'functional forums'. You would be surprised.
    Please surprise us with a list of great many, proud, thriving vB5 forums which are functional without the missing or buggy functions.

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  • Mark.B
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    Originally posted by feldon23 View Post
    Some would say that's a small price to pay for a functional forum. vB5 is SEO suicide anyway.
    In my role as support I have dealt with a great many vB5 sites that are clearly 'functional forums'. You would be surprised.

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  • feldon23
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    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
    IMPEX doesn't currently support vB5 anyway. Even when it does, even if you could do it that way, it's not a downgrade, it's an import. The import difference is that using IMPEX, all your URLs are renumbered, meaning existin links in Google will cease to work.
    Some would say that's a small price to pay for a functional forum. vB5 is SEO suicide anyway.

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  • Mark.B
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    IMPEX doesn't currently support vB5 anyway. Even when it does, even if you could do it that way, it's not a downgrade, it's an import. The import difference is that using IMPEX, all your URLs are renumbered, meaning existin links in Google will cease to work. As has been stated in this topic several times now, we don't support downgrades, we've never supported downgrades, and we never will support downgrades. The ONLY supported way to downgrade is to restore the back up you took immediately prior to upgrading, but obviously you lose any data created in the interim period.

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  • Newmomsforum
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    It's a stupid way to do it however if you can convert from VB 5 to IPB I'd assume you could then convert back from IPB to VB 4.2 using impex?

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  • djpretzel
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    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
    There has never been and never will be a supported way to downgrade.
    You mean moving from VB4 to VB5 isn't supported??

    Because it is, in almost every way possible other than numerically, a downgrade.

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  • The Crow
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    You can't use something like Impex to convert from 5 to 4 or 4 to 3?

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  • TLMD
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    Originally posted by Ravrob View Post
    can't understand why IPB can import VB5 without loss and VB 4 can't do it.
    Maybe it is too much work for a step that usually isn't wanted by many people, as you usually upgrade (and not downgrade)? Of course I am guessing here.

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  • Ravrob
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    Well I would have gladly downgraded to VB4 if it wasn't for losing my content but as it is, it was easier to move to IPB 3.4.5 I have lost nothing and the things that were not working in VB5 moved to IPB and worked without any interventions. Best move I ever did was to go back to IPB. Now I know. I must say though the VB team is very friendly and certainly gave me and my team 110% of support Thanks guys for your help NOTE: I sill, however, can't understand why IPB can import VB5 without loss and VB 4 can't do it. That would be a great improvement to help keeping your customers. I was ready to downgrade to vb4 and back up to vb 5 once it would become more stable.

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  • Mark.B
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    Originally posted by beishe8 View Post
    Never say never...
    Well ok, it's a confident prediction.

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
    There has never been and never will be a supported way to downgrade.
    Never say never...

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  • Mark.B
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    There has never been and never will be a supported way to downgrade.

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  • Ravrob
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    I don't understand why that would be. We can go from VB5 to IPB3 no problems. So why not to VB4?

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  • Hartmut
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    Originally posted by sivaganesh View Post
    I am using vb4 in a live site and don't like to play with vb5 since it is not a fully baked product.

    If I use vb5 on a new forum and later if I switch both the license i.e LIVE forum with vb5 and NEW forum with vb4, will it work?

    Is vb5 downgradable to vb4?
    It's not downgradable and the only way to get back to vB4 then is to restore a old vb4 backup (ftp & database).

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