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Old 19th February 2009
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Just curious why you choose to use vBulletin over some of the other forum packages.
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Because it is better.
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From a users p.o.v it sure as heck beats most phpBB2/3 forums I've visited ;-)
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I have seen our previous forum bsdforums.org being attacked by bots creating phony user accounts. At one moment there were over 5000 of those bots online. The forum was slow, but didn't crash.
That is why I recommended to use Vbulletin.
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At one moment there were over 5000 of those bots online. The forum was slow, but didn't crash.
That is why I recommended to use Vbulletin.
That could make an interesting case study for their new marketing pitch.
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From a users p.o.v it sure as heck beats most phpBB2/3 forums I've visited ;-)
Even more so from an Administrative point of view, from an administrative point of view phpBB3 just plain sucks.
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From a users p.o.v it sure as heck beats most phpBB2/3 forums I've visited ;-)
No argument there!

Personally I can't stand the UI of vBulletin. That won't stop me from using, and hopefully contributing to, this great resource though.

thanks to all involved for bringing it back.
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Because it is better.
Better than what, exactly? And in what way?

Did you guys consider SMF?
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Better than what, exactly? And in what way?
Modifications are better (phpBB in fact has no such thing), administration UI is actually organized with some thought, and other things ... I tested several forums and kept lists of pros and cons, but I don't have the lists anymore ... I don't remember everything exactly ...

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Ask crowds with huge forums, like cgtalk.com - it's the best you can get. They tried phpbb too and it was a mere disaster. Well you could try it again and again but to be true sometimes opensource isn't the solution. VB is the Porsche among the forums software.
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