(NEW POLL) Future of the forum

Discussion in 'Server/Website Chat' started by Dark, 15 Oct 2009.


$150 no matter which way we go - read below before voting.

  1. Stay on vBulletin 3.8

    0 vote(s)
  2. Upgrade to vBulletin 4.0

  3. Move to IP.Board 3.0

  1. (NEW POLL) Future of the forum

    Which path should we take? All 3 options involve spending around $150, so price isn't a deciding factor.
    However, we may be able to sell our vBulletin license to cover the cost of IPB as it is technically a 4.0 license now, but just won't be eligible for updates after March 2010 when the support time expires.

    Stay on vBulletin 3.8 - Updates would cease after March 2010 unless we pay the ~$150. Also the forum is quite dated and bloated atm, and I would like to make some improvements without having to re-do them when and if we change forum software.

    Wait for vBulletin 4.0 - Would require as much work as, if not more, than to move to IPB. Also may not be released until next year. It looks a lot better than IPB though.

    Before you vote for the above two options, please read about the current Jelsoft/Internet Brands scandal: http://vbtruth.com/

    Move to Invision Power Board - Would require a few days work and re-writing a lot of stuff, but with a nice end result. Perhaps not as nice as vB4 though.

    Also if any upgrade takes place (vB4 or IPB3) I will do my best to port our current theme :)
  2. Spykodemon Disabled account

    Re: Future of the forum

    As you are in control of what changes (this specifically):

    Please state the benefits (or bad points) of each choice for the benefit of myself and everyone else.
  3. Re: Future of the forum

    Added pros/cons list
  4. Bulletproof Last one alive, Lock the door.

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    I say update :D
  5. Gaw discord is my friend now

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    lol phpBB lolololol
  6. Spykodemon Disabled account

    Re: Future of the forum

    Will you implement the VIP system you promised half a year ago?
  7. Re: Future of the forum

    What is there to offer as VIP privileges? :P
  8. Gaw discord is my friend now

    Re: Future of the forum

    coke and sex parties
  9. Spykodemon Disabled account

    Re: Future of the forum

    Whatever was suggested and agreed on last time, I can't remember them all but it was like:

    • Special particle effect in game
    • End round immunity
    • special chat prefix
    • Special Darkisock status
    • Special forum status
    • special forum section
    To name a few.

    Stuff that makes you feel special for forking out money for whatever you'd like to spend that on, whether it be forum updates or booze.
  10. Knud Phat beats only

    Re: Future of the forum

    Doesnt matter for me, so stay on 3.8 for now.
    It works, right?

    Plus, those tools on the left side, I really like :) (Quick view of server status (free slots yes/no))
  11. Mr.HeLL O_O

    Re: Future of the forum

    Move to another forum software

  12. Re: Future of the forum

    Free forum software ftl

    IMO it goes something like this: vB > IPB > MyBB > SMF > PunBB > (stuff I've forgotten) > [any imageboard] > PhpBB(lol)
  13. Re: Future of the forum

    nothing wrong with SMF, I've seen some of those sites. pretty good.

    fix the 400, 502, 500 etc errors first....

    and dark u might as well go for the updates as free upgrade. why not?
  14. Re: Future of the forum

    Fucking lol'd

    Also I'm seriously considering IPB. The company is run by much cooler people.
  15. Re: Future of the forum

    Those sneaky fuckers.

    If we got the free vB4 upgrade, we'd be screwed for minor updates come March 2010.

    AND ON TOP OF THAT, we'd still need to shell out $175 just to keep our current system secure and updated.

    Internet Brands, you have successfully destroyed Jelsoft. No wonder three major coders walked out straight after IB took over.

    IP.Board here I fucking come (once I get some money) D:
  16. Re: Future of the forum

    Let's all get a feel for this bitch

    What the hell, you can even reorder config settings in the admin panel. Now that's attention to detail, or possibly one of the developers has OCD.
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    I wonder how Relun would feel if I sold our vB license to pay for IPB...
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