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Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:11 pm
by cozimek
Hey guys,

I think this new forum is cool, but I really liked (and am really used to) the vBulletin structure.  If we could pitch in the $160 for a new vBulletin license, can we get that up and running instead of this BB?

Just seeing if anyone else really liked vBulletin.]

Best,
Ryan

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:13 pm
by Regenerate

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:45 am
by Aristocrat
Well I am quite happy with this, but if we decide to bring in vBulletine we could collect donations perhaps

Rastin
cozimek wrote: Hey guys,

I think this new forum is cool, but I really liked (and am really used to) the vBulletin structure.  If we could pitch in the $160 for a new vBulletin license, can we get that up and running instead of this BB?

Just seeing if anyone else really liked vBulletin.]

Best,
Ryan

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:47 am
by d3vlabs
Absolutely no need whatsoever.

SMF has every option that vB offers and probably even more if you dig into their modifications repository. It's a fine forum system, trust me on this since I had to learn a lot of it inside out while implementing it on my Mambo site.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:59 pm
by hgr
Well SMF does not have all features as vbullitin.

I am desperatly missing the "View first unread" feature, it is a mess to keep track of threads if you have to re-read the threads every time.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:01 pm
by xenovanis
Click on the 'new' image if you use

Show unread posts since last visit.
Show new replies to your posts.

It will take you to the first unread post in a topic. Also, clicking this Image in the boardindex will take you to the first unread post.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:54 am
by vavroom
xenovanis, perhaps you can tell me if this is possible?  Is there a way to view all unanswered posts in a particular forum?  I found this to be helpful to see which posts needed attention.

That said, I personally favour SMF over vBulletin :)

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:03 am
by [Unknown]
vavroom wrote: xenovanis, perhaps you can tell me if this is possible?  Is there a way to view all unanswered posts in a particular forum?  I found this to be helpful to see which posts needed attention.

That said, I personally favour SMF over vBulletin :)
In the beta version running on this site, it is currently not possible.  In the next release, it is possible - by a certain stretch.  That is, by sorting the recent topics by number of replies, ascending:

http://forum.opensourcematters.org/inde ... rt=replies

But again, this will not work until the next release is installed here.  Additionally, you can add the board, category, or a list of boards, like so:

http://forum.opensourcematters.org/inde ... ;board=7.0
http://forum.opensourcematters.org/inde ... read;c=3,4
http://forum.opensourcematters.org/inde ... ards=7,8,9

But please note that these were also improved recently (it was one of the features I wanted to get into 1.1) and may not work entirely properly (specifically, page 2 won't always work) in this version.

And, thank you for the sentiments.

-[Unknown]

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:24 am
by WillieManillie
Huh?  Looks fine to me. 

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:15 pm
by rjs
I agree. This forum is fast and seems pretty well endowed. I have 5 vBulletin licenses and would willing to donate a license to the cause if that is deemed the direction to go. I will however say that this is running quite nicely.

If the vote ends up vB over this, have an administrator PM me for a license if that is what everyone wants. I'm personally content with the way it is. It really is fast and I believe it may be kept open source and a propietary license free site. Nothing wrong with that either. I have the same arguments with myself everytime I compile an ATI driver for Linux. No one wants to taint the Kernel.


Additional: The vBulletin license is not needed by me and is collecting dust. It's an owned option license and the only thing needed is to register for updates. No reason to buy a license. The license would be transfered to opensourcematters.

Put up a poll.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:40 pm
by WillieManillie
Too much work.  :-) 

They need to apply the effort  to future modifications.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:32 am
by guilliam
i favor SMF over vBull. and yes,.. there are tons of add on goodies in SMF too.

if every thing simmers down and the site admins have spare time, i do believe they will be putting as much added functionalities.

OT:
[Unknown] wrote:
And, thank you for the sentiments.

-[Unknown]
we are the ones who should thank you in all means(your efforts and  time making SMF) . nice to see you in OSM mate!

guilliam

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:18 am
by clenard
d3vlabs wrote: Absolutely no need whatsoever.

SMF has every option that vB offers and probably even more if you dig into their modifications repository. It's a fine forum system, trust me on this since I had to learn a lot of it inside out while implementing it on my Mambo site.
No... that's not true at all. lol I also have an extra vB license if needed... I like SMF but let's be honest, it's far from vBulletin!  ;D

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:31 pm
by Jason
I personally enjoy vb better, but the SMF system seems to be running just fine.  The only thing that I would really like is a new design that has more warmth.

These colors are just to stale and boring to look at and read through.

Give us some template options!  (I guess I could try and design something for smf, only done vb sites)

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:08 pm
by EMRhelp
does anyone ( Predator ? ) have any clear reasons why vbulletin is better than SMF ?

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:40 pm
by rhuk
From my experience it seems that SMF is much faster than vb ever was.  We're really enjoying the speed increase that we're seeing with the new hardware+smf.  Regarding the template, I'm working on one now that will tie in with the new joomla template.  it will be less 'drab' and offer some more contrast compared to this one.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:35 am
by WillieManillie
Cool.  Anxious to see it.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:09 am
by brad
WillieManillie wrote: Cool.  Anxious to see it.
It's looking good... :D

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:29 pm
by Websmurf
grr.. you have inside information :(

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:36 pm
by stingrey
Websmurf wrote: grr.. you have inside information :(
I hope so, he is a Core Team member and the Forum Manager, so it is his area of direct control/responsibility  ;)

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:38 pm
by Websmurf
i know ;)

Screenie! Screenie! Screenie!

:P

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:51 pm
by rhuk
patience is a virtue.. nearly ready for primetime...  i just want it 'clean' and then i'll go about the task of updating little icons and things after the theme is live.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:37 pm
by WillieManillie
That's cool.  Is this going to have the typical M@#bo orange?  Hope not to be completely detached from it.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:56 pm
by brad
WillieManillie wrote: That's cool.  Is this going to have the typical M@#bo orange?  Hope not to be completely detached from it.
It is completely different.. :)

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:05 pm
by WillieManillie
Cool.  That is what I like to hear!

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:04 pm
by Jason
I'm more then imperssed with this new forum system.  The new design in place, theres no need for vb.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:49 pm
by WillieManillie
rhuk wrote: patience is a virtue.. nearly ready for primetime...  i just want it 'clean' and then i'll go about the task of updating little icons and things after the theme is live.
Looks Good, RHUK.  Keep forging ahead.  FYI.  I still get plenty of compliments with my site.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:11 pm
by rjs
Echo the above. Very nice and the new design didn't seem to stump the performance in the slightest. Keep up the good work.

Re: Getting vBulletin back?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:16 pm
by rhuk
WillieManillie wrote:
rhuk wrote: patience is a virtue.. nearly ready for primetime...  i just want it 'clean' and then i'll go about the task of updating little icons and things after the theme is live.
Looks Good, RHUK.  Keep forging ahead.  FYI.  I still get plenty of compliments with my site.
Heh, that's great Steve, I still get lots of requests from people who want me to sell them your template!  But of course I have to turn them away :)