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    I'm curious. I know you used to use vBulletin. Is this forum (albeit very modded) based on vBulletin 4 or 5? Or something different?
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    (Original post by Demise)
    I'm curious. I know you used to use vBulletin. Is this forum (albeit very modded) based on vBulletin 4 or 5? Or something different?
    Running vBulletin v4.1.12 on an Apache web server.
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    Heavily modified vBulletin 4.1.12.
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    Always wondered why they do not upgrade to vb5. I know it costs a bit but I think TSR can do it
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    (Original post by uIN)
    Always wondered why they do not upgrade to vb5. I know it costs a bit but I think TSR can do it
    It'll probably happen eventually, but given the level of modification that we have to the standard vB code it wouldn't just be a case of a standard upgrade,
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    (Original post by uIN)
    Always wondered why they do not upgrade to vb5. I know it costs a bit but I think TSR can do it
    vB5 is missing a lot of key features that TSR relies upon, CMS being one of the biggest. So we won't be upgrading for quite some time yet.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    vB5 is missing a lot of key features that TSR relies upon, CMS being one of the biggest. So we won't be upgrading for quite some time yet.

    alright calm down. Jheeeeze?!?
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    (Original post by Dez)
    vB5 is missing a lot of key features that TSR relies upon, CMS being one of the biggest. So we won't be upgrading for quite some time yet.
    What do you think about vBulletin? Have you considered moving to a new platform, like XenForo?
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    As long as they don't move to Huddler, whatever they do is fine with me
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    (Original post by Magnum Opus)
    What do you think about vBulletin? Have you considered moving to a new platform, like XenForo?
    Wouldn't moving from vBulletin to another platform be a hell of a lot of hassle though (it is enough trouble following standard upgrade paths).
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    Wouldn't moving from vBulletin to another platform be a hell of a lot of hassle though (it is enough trouble following standard upgrade paths).
    Yeah, so would getting the the Moon, but you don't develop something unless you go through the hassle...
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    Also, people HATE change. Every forum I've seen that's moved platform has lost users over it.
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Also, people HATE change. Every forum I've seen that's moved platform has lost users over it.
    Of course, but short-term change (when done right) will lead to long-term growth and benefits.

    I was only asking a question... :moon:
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    (Original post by Magnum Opus)
    What do you think about vBulletin? Have you considered moving to a new platform, like XenForo?
    Why, out of interest? :holmes:
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    (Original post by Magnum Opus)
    Of course, but short-term change (when done right) will lead to long-term growth and benefits.

    I was only asking a question... :moon:
    SCREW YOU, NO QUESTIONS

    Yeah, that's true. Although it's effectively killed a forum I used to be a part of. Which is a shame.
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    Why, out of interest? :holmes:
    Why what? I was just asking if they've considered it

    XenForo is a platform built by some of the best guys from vBulletin, and is much easier to develop for than vBulletin is - it also has the features TSR wants. I can go on, but I'm just curious if they've considered moving to another platform, not about moving to any specific platform!
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    SCREW YOU, NO QUESTIONS

    Yeah, that's true. Although it's effectively killed a forum I used to be a part of. Which is a shame.
    Indeed, which is why it's vitally important to listen to and engage with the community on these matters (you'd hope TSR would learn from the latest redesign mess?)
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    (Original post by Magnum Opus)
    Why what? I was just asking if they've considered it

    XenForo is a platform built by some of the best guys from vBulletin, and is much easier to develop for than vBulletin is - it also has the features TSR wants. I can go on, but I'm just curious if they've considered moving to another platform, not about moving to any specific platform!
    I assumed since you were suggesting it that there was some reason you thought it was better I'm not really familiar with it so don't know about any advantages either way, hence was curious
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    I assumed since you were suggesting it that there was some reason you thought it was better I'm not really familiar with it so don't know about any advantages either way, hence was curious
    There are plenty of forum platforms that are better than vBulletin. vBulletin was top of the field 10-4ish years ago, but it's fallen far behind since then with very little development - it's also a massive ****ing pain to do anything with.

    Having said that, v5 does look promising, and I was looking at it at work recently, but even so vBulletin are really slow to develop...
 
 
 
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