Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by we_are_borg, Feb 23, 2017.
Why is that Paul?
I am soon to be leaving IB.
And the constant headaches are leaving you.
Does that mean no one there to handle security updates?
Good luck with your future endeavours
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).
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.
There's nothing appropriate to click to show sadness or remorse.
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.
These posts have been split from the PHP7 Compatibility thread as requested.
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.
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?
TBC, but I'm not planning to, I was an administrator there long before I started working at IB (over 10 years now).
IMHO this is a big loss for vbulletin.
Yes it is.
It'll be a huge loss and if nobody continues his work then I imagine many will change their forum software, myself included.
Paul 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.
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.
Mark.B wil begging to fill you place.