XenForo to vB5 - A viable option?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by Paul M, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Paul M

    Paul M Limeade Addict

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    I dont remember creating this thread :)

    I dont really see why anyone is arguing here.
    It doesnt matter who likes or dislikes it, its a viable option.
    It might not be the best option for some, but thats a different thing entirely.

    I dont like SMF, I dont like Lithium, and tbh, I'm not over keen on XF - but all are viable options.
    vB3 & vB4 are equally viable options still, its all down to choice - as said above, each to their own.
     
  2. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    It was split off from the other thread. ;)
     
  3. mysiteguy

    mysiteguy Administrator

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    The way I see it, my opinion only, is VB5 is a turd. No matter how much you polish a turd, under any shine it's given... it's still a turd.
     
  4. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Politically Incorrect

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    And some people are into that.
     
  5. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    OMG!! :excited: :omg:
     
  6. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Administrator

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    What converters are there to go from "x script" to vBulletin 5 with out making use paid option or using another script as middleman. So only straight away convertions.
     
  7. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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    So true! You damn Americans just don't understand our snark at times. To me, Paul just sounds normal (a bit ornery sometimes, but that's expected since he's in the Midlands :D and they're well-known for being blunt ;) )

    Out of nosiness and nothing else - which forum softwares do you like (other than our beloved vB3 - and no, no snark there, I really do love that version!).
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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    There is no reason to use vB5.
    It is a dead product which is inferior to all other competition based on any reasonable measure.
    No ecosystem.

    A great analogy is that vB5 is like the WiiU.
    Failed concept, with a poor launch, and no third party support.

    I'd be happy to recommend vB6 if it was a reasonable product. Until then, my suggestion is that Internet Brands is on a slow steady exit from the marketplace.
     
  9. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Politically Incorrect

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    Wii U has Super Mario Maker, vB5 does not.
     
  10. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    You may not like it, nor think it is a viable product, but those admins running it, and running it successfully would disagree with your assumption. ;)
     
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  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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    For the vB5 "defenders" ... can I get 3 good reasons to use vB over IPB ?
     
  12. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    When is the last time you installed and ran vB5 on a live site?
     
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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    I'm not so ill-informed as to have fallen down that trap. I've run vB3 and 4 previously.
     
  14. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    I did not ask nothing about vB3 nor vB4! I asked about vB5, since you seem to know all about its inner workings, you must be running it on a live site somewhere. ;)
     
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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  16. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    Bottom line, you have not run vB5, nor have no clue what you are going on about. You can not say vB5 is not, or is a viable option, because you know nothing about it other than what you read!
     
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  17. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Administrator

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    viable is a vague criteria. Obviously there are webmasters who think vb5 is a viable option, while 95% of vbulletin webmasters apparently do not consider it a viable option for their needs. Quite a few webmasters tried vb5 and did not find it a viable option and moved to another platform.
    But if the question is if it is possible to run a forum on it then the answer is yes.
     
  18. ozzy47

    ozzy47 Tazmanian Veteran

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    Exactly, their are some forums running vB5 successfully out there.
     
  19. ManagerJosh

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    Got any that comes to mind?
     
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  20. Lisa

    Lisa Chaotically Proportional

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