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    'Allo sirs and ma'ams. I am heavily considering buying a vBulletin license, as your brand is without a doubt the cream of the crop. I have a couple of simple queries to ask you first (more like hypothetical set-ups, but... just read on).

    First off, when is vB3 slated to be released and what are some of its more impressive features?

    Also... I currently am running my forum off of phpBB. I plan on getting into the innermost depths of its structure and toy around with it. For instance, I plan to incorporate a Flash banner and installing a sidebar on the main forum page. Would this be possible with a vB? Could I make an animation of George Washington dancing the Macarena in the middle of the forum if I desired? Please clue me in a little as to the limits of what I'm able to do by editing the language via FTP Voyager..

    Also, would upgrading to a vB3 from a vB 2.2.6 be possible without deleting what I've already done?

    Thanks for all the help. Glad you were able to withstand my torrent of text. I have a mental disorder where I cannot shut up.


    P.S.- Do you know if Flash can integrate PHP information? Say I wanted to fade in our member number in our main flash banner... Is this possible?

    vB is swell!
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    Currently there isn't a set release date for vBulletin 3, but I believe our developers are shooting for a public beta release in the first quarter of 2003.

    You cannot use PHP in the forum names without hacking the code.

    If you upgrade from vB 2.2.6 to 2.2.9 no data of your would be lost, with the exception of hacks.

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    • #3
      Also, as a sidenote, your thread in the hosting forum has been deleted because it breaks the hosting forum rules. http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...threadid=41015

      In addition, your new signature breaks the community rules. Please modify it so it follows them. Thanks!
      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...threadid=42918
      Signature Limits

      All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, and you can't have both text and images
      • For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 90 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed.
      • For images in signatures: 1 image up to 300 pixels wide, 125 pixels tall and 20k in size

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      • #4
        All right. Changed.

        In any event, could you elaborate a tad more on the limits to which you can edit vBulletin boards? Are the PHP files fully accessible and modifyable? Is there anything that's encrypted? We're going for a completely renovated and original look with our board, so such edits would be necessary.

        Thank you.
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        • #5
          You can modify your vBulletin PHP files without a problem. The only thing encrypted are your users' passwords.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by •§¤»Åpëx«¤§•
            All right. Changed.

            In any event, could you elaborate a tad more on the limits to which you can edit vBulletin boards? Are the PHP files fully accessible and modifyable? Is there anything that's encrypted? We're going for a completely renovated and original look with our board, so such edits would be necessary.

            Thank you.
            You also can do alot with template editing.
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            • #7
              Thanks a lot, guys. I've just about finalized the deal and should be purchasing my vB license any time now.

              One very last question, though. How is it that customization isn't lost when you upgrade to a new version of vB? You mean that if I, for instance, changed the word "username" to "Apexolyte" in the memberlist, such an alteration would be carried over to the latest vB version? If not, this could pose a major problem.

              Thanks again for all the speedy help. I appreciate your concern and work ethic.
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              • #8
                When you upgrade your forums all templates that you modified will not be updated. If you want to receive the template updates (if there were any) you'll need to revert the templates to its original state.

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                • #9
                  Ouch...

                  This would leave me with one of two options:
                  a.) Spend $160 on a vBulletin license, yet never be able to upgrade my site due to loss of all the alterations I've made.
                  b.) Keep upgrading my site, but adding no customization to it whatsoever- thus eliminating many of the site's main attractions.

                  I'm glad I asked this question before I hastily wasted all my money. Thank you for the help. Sorry that vBulletin isn't the route I'm going to take.
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                  • #10
                    Please reread my post. You will not lose any customations you made to your site when upgrading... You'll only lose hacks. (your modified PHP files)

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                    • #11
                      Oh, oh. I see. By "all templates that you modified will not be updated", I thought you meant that the modified templates would not be carried over. I misconstrued that statement. My apologies.

                      Glad that's been cleared up. I'm re-reconsidering.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by •§¤»Åpëx«¤§•
                        Oh, oh. I see. By "all templates that you modified will not be updated", I thought you meant that the modified templates would not be carried over. I misconstrued that statement. My apologies.

                        Glad that's been cleared up. I'm re-reconsidering.
                        Just FYI, all customizations (minus codehacks and modifications to vBulletin's PHP files) are stored in MySQL.

                        So that means templates, users, posts, and whatever else I didn't mentioned is stored in the database.
                        ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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