Leaving IB

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by we_are_borg, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

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    Why is that Paul?
     
  2. Paul M

    Paul M Cable Forum Admin

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    I am soon to be leaving IB.
     
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  3. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Moderator

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    OMG!

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  4. doubt

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    And the constant headaches are leaving you.
     
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  5. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Habitué

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    Does that mean no one there to handle security updates?
     
  6. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    Good luck with your future endeavours :)
     
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  7. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Thank you for what you done with VB :) Please let us know the full version details that your last finished so that I can keep then as an archive (for the record I don't download every VB versions).
     
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  8. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

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    Good luck hope you will find something new to do.

    Hope for customers that they find some one new, i know you stick your neck out to patch older versions.
     
  9. BirdOPrey5

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    There's nothing appropriate to click to show sadness or remorse. :oops:
     
  10. chown

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    Thanks Paul.

    That's a little concerning since you seem to be the only active dev on here and the vBulletin 4 JIRA. My worry is that development will slow down and threads such as this one might be abandoned.

    I wish you all the best with your future endeavors. You've truly done some great things for the vBulletin community.
     
  11. zappaDPJ

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  12. Paul M

    Paul M Cable Forum Admin

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    Thanks. I didnt want them taking that way off topic.

    What many people seem to forget (or dont realise) that IB is (was?) just a part time "hobby" for me.
    I have a full time "day" job (actually, evening job, since I work 4:30pm till midnight).

    At this moment in time, I dont have an actual leaving date, as I'm still discussing that.
    So it could be next week, or it could be a few months.
    I like to err on the side of caution, so I make plans based on it being earlier rather than later.

    When I leave, I do not know who will look after vB3 or vB4.
    My fear, like everyone elses, is that no one will (but as above, I have no leaving date yet).
    I'm certain however that security updates would continue to be provided should any become necessary.
     
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  13. cheat_master30

    cheat_master30 Moderator

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    Wow, didn't expect that. Good luck with whatever you do next Paul!

    Though I do have one quick question.. what does this mean for vBulletin.org? Are you quitting as a staff member there as well?
     
  14. Paul M

    Paul M Cable Forum Admin

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    TBC, but I'm not planning to, I was an administrator there long before I started working at IB (over 10 years now).
     
  15. Alfa1

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    IMHO this is a big loss for vbulletin.
     
  16. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

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    Yes it is.
     
  17. chown

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    It'll be a huge loss and if nobody continues his work then I imagine many will change their forum software, myself included.
     
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  18. pierce

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    Paul MPaul M while I don't like what IB has done to Vbulletin, Forum Runner, regardless of my feelings.

    I want to say thank you for helping me solve the last problem I had. You are a good asset to vbulletin brand. If there were more people like you working for vbulletin/IB, I do believe the product would have a much stronger future than it does now. Hopefully somebody can step up to the plate to replace the support vbulletin users rely on you to provide.
     
  19. LeadCrow

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    A sad moment for vB holdouts.

    It could be a blessing in disguise though. His departure may rattle the cage enough (re)acquisition of top talent at any cost would finally be considered a major priority by IB. Otherwise, potential loss of confidence may finally compel holdouts to re-evaluate plans for migration.
     
  20. GTB

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    Mark.B wil begging to fill you place. :cool:
     
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