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View Poll Results: which vBulletin verison do you like the most?

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    vBulletin 2.3 or 3.0 Gamma?

    just wondering which one you prefer...
    I posted a poll but comments are obviously more than welcome.

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    I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about...

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    vBulletin is a forum standard used by many communities including CF. CF is running version 2.3 but the new 3.0 Gamma has been released recently even if not totally finished yet. I was wondering if people being part of communities running the 3.0 Gamma version did enjoy it better than the 2.3 or not.

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    I think you'd be hard pressed to find somebody who doesn't prefer the new vBulletin (3) over the current one (2.3). I would upgrade right now if it weren't for the potential hassle of having to do multiple updates along the way to official release. VB3 runs faster, has more features, and is more visually appealing IMO.
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    Originally posted by WA
    I think you'd be hard pressed to find somebody who doesn't prefer the new vBulletin (3) over the current one (2.3). I would upgrade right now if it weren't for the potential hassle of having to do multiple updates along the way to official release. VB3 runs faster, has more features, and is more visually appealing IMO.
    True. But I think that in terms of 'userfriendliness' (so to speak) the 2.3 was better. I've seen a lot of hacks requests to make parts of the 3.0 looks like the 2.3. It probably doesn't seem hard for people used to these boards like us to understand the functionning of the 3.0 but I'm sure that someone with no idea of how a vb board works will take more time to get used to it with 3.0 than 2.3 However such integrated features like the quickreply box are excellent. It was basically a hack released for version 2 by Chen (vbulletin.org owner) if I'm not mistaking. And tell me George, have you seen the adminCP of 3.0 Gamma? It's just amazing...
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    jeskel:
    I think it's just a matter of getting used to the interface. VB3 is a lot more feature rich, so the interface obviously is more complex. But that's a necessary part of the equation. I haven't checked out the admin area of VB3, though definitely am looking forward to the new styles and ability to modify the look of individual categories easily.

    I'm not sure when VB3 will be released, though I've heard Feburary.
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    WA:
    style/template modifications opportunities are definitly incredible. I totally agree with what you said about getting used to it. Let's hope that users will not take too long for that

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    that's it.... I am already definitly addicted to the 3.0. Forget what I said about userfriendliness of the 2.3

    George: about your upgrade (taken from that thread: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88013):
    After several weeks of intensive development work, it's now time to release the Gamma version of vBulletin 3. This latest version is the first to include the new style and language-independent templates. This means that it's now safe to start customizing the templates and translating the phrases on your own board without fear of major changes before the final version.
    I'm just putting a little pressure on your shoulders so that CF goes to 3.0 asap Sorry this is rather a feddback forum topic at this point of the thread.
    Last edited by jeskel; 12-24-2003 at 12:36 AM.

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    tut tut , you are all talking VB when you should be talking FUD
    resistance is...

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    If we're going to upgrade to vb3, how about using standard compliant code next time round, or can you not change that? For example, that menu ('Home | User Profile...') is coded with enough obselete tags as to make a grown man cry.
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    v2.6, and it doesn't look very appealing, with the main page being remarkably similiar in colour scheme to phpBB's subsilver.

    tut tut tut.


    Edit: The source code is appalling too.
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    FUD against vB? I did not think about it but that would have made an interesting pol ... I am working on a vBulletin site right now. But I have another project where I'll use FUD so... I'm voting for both
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    so... I'm voting for both
    lol me too probably , VB is as polished as it currently gets for a commercial application , and FUD is missing a lot of that polish (and some features) .

    ... In saying that it is seriously good under the hood , I am porting all my stuff over to FUD and also using it as a back-end for a CMS.
    resistance is...

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    the RC1 has been released yesterday George.... so.............

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    Originally posted by ionsurge
    v2.6, and it doesn't look very appealing, with the main page being remarkably similiar in colour scheme to phpBB's subsilver.

    tut tut tut.


    Edit: The source code is appalling too.
    vB3 will be XHTML compliant. Most of it is right now, as it's in it's RC1 stage. As for the Admin CP, WA, it's awesome. You should play around with it on a test section. The amount of options compared to vB2x is amazing. Conditions are great too.
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