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Is vBulletin Good?
I want a good forum.

 4:14 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Has anyone use vbulletin before. I see many sites that use it. It looks good, but I want someone that has used it firsthand. I am not sure if it is good or not. Before I buy I just want to make sure.:)



 4:53 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

vbulletin is excellent. in my opinion, it is the only choice for webmasters in terms of which forum software ot implement. well worth the price.


 2:39 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

vBulletin is a very powerful piece of software, with an extensive admin control panel and with flexible templating. A lot of the formatting is done by CSS (adjustable through the Admin CP). More features are built-in, i.e., don't require installing hacks, than some of the good open-source forum software. (Hacks are great, but can be a pain when upgrading or when trying to debug a problem in an area of code where there are multiple hacks.)

The only drawbacks are that it's big & fairly complex, and that it costs money. Also, it's fairly demanding of hardware resources for busy forums.

The support system is robust - the support forum is very busy, with both users and support team members answering questions. On a couple of occasions I've submitted support tickets, and have received prompt and accurate replies.

Assuming you want a full-featured forum and a couple of hundred bucks is no obstacle, that's the way I'd go. (At least until BestBBS is on the market. ;))


 7:12 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you are going to use the image attachment feature it has be very careful... you can really put a load on ur server if you have a LOT of people hitting them...

the reason?

All attachments stream through php.. regardless if they are stored in mysql or on the filesystem....

i have brought this up to them, but no changes so far.


 11:56 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys, Ill buy it!:)

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