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  • vBulletin vs IPB

    I would like to know what is better.. IPB or vBulletin as I'm on my move to purchase another license. I currently have a vBulletin one, and not sure to get another one OR IPB.

    Questions:-

    a) What is it like; security-wise?
    b) I heard that IPB customisation is a lot easier, is this true?
    c) Easier mananagement and use?
    d) Overall rating for both?
    e) Development, techical support, uprgades, fixes etc

    Also don't say to get this one because it's cheaper or to get this one just because you've got it yourself. I don't mind you recommend, but I'm mainly looking for advise.

    Thank you
    Karim

  • #2
    Need a little help with vBulletin,

    I am root admin and unable to post?
    What is this all about?

    This is what I mean by complications by vBulletin. I'm root admin, when posting my message it says it must be longer than 10 characters and it is longer...
    the wierd part is that, it's not saying the truth and that regular members and admins can post even if the characters are not longer than 10.

    None of the BB Codes aswell as smilies are 'clickable' that won't be displayed on the text field.

    If it's to do with the version or anything look at: http://www.team-300.net/forum/

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    • #3
      With my recent experience with vBulletin, do you have the correct configuration set either within your usergroup options or your vBulletin options.

      If you have created another usergroup and placed yourself in that as your primary usergroup then you may not have awarded that with admin permissions.
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      • #4
        All default configurations are set and root admin can't post, let alone an unknown error which is not true at all. Installation has corrupted somewhere or something?

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        • #5
          Never mind it's just the theme.

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          • #6
            Can someone please explain in detail what is better? phpBB 3 or vB? Feature-wise, professionalism is what I am after.

            Thanks

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            • #7
              Well in my honest opinion vBulletin as the admin panel and features are much more easier to use than IPB. It's also more easily skinnable etc etc.
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              • #8
                I don't like vB if I am honest.
                When i goto a forum i like to be able to:

                view my posts (for replies)
                view unanswered posts
                view new posts

                By simply clicking on a link.

                vB doesn't have this whereas phpbb does! Gets my vote any day.

                I like smf also

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jon123 View Post
                  I don't like vB if I am honest.
                  When i goto a forum i like to be able to:

                  view my posts (for replies)
                  view unanswered posts
                  view new posts

                  By simply clicking on a link.

                  vB doesn't have this whereas phpbb does! Gets my vote any day.

                  I like smf also
                  Im sure there are various modifications which can enable these sort of features. All it needs to do is get posts from the database which have 0 replies or posts where your username is contained as the poster
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jon123 View Post
                    I don't like vB if I am honest.
                    When i goto a forum i like to be able to:

                    view my posts (for replies)
                    view unanswered posts
                    view new posts

                    By simply clicking on a link.

                    vB doesn't have this whereas phpbb does! Gets my vote any day.

                    I like smf also
                    yes it does, I can edit any part of this section (below) to include any link or information I want

                    The great thing about vB is that its got a fantastic customisable base. You have a choice of integrated blogs, galleries, games arcades, link directories, the list is endless and if it doesn't do something out of the box, you sure will find something.

                    Permissions can be a headache, but its worth it when you get the hang of it. Stick with vB and you wont go wrong.

                    Last edited by optrex; 27-02-08, 12:33 PM. Reason: added image link
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                    • #11
                      That maybe so and maybe you can mod it no doubt, but as I mentioned phpbb has it as standard so gets my vote. I guess it is about what you get accustomed to. Since the early days i remember phpbb and invision, and all communities seemed to use one or the other.
                      Also phpbb is free which makes all the difference.

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                      • #12
                        I am the second to vote for phpbb, it is good for startup, once you develop good community, you can easily shift to vBulletin.

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                        • #13
                          vBulletin :: any time !
                          Kind regards,
                          Jack Daniel.

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