The black wings of the Angel of Death have gone to beat elsewhere ---
intpforum.com, has provided a valid license to run/operate the vBulletin software. We would like to rescind the DMCA as they comply with the proper use of the software. Please let us know if anything else is needed or required.
which is one threat gone. Interestingly, the notice was sent to GSI Hosting
, who appear to run the data centers which are utilised by our hosts.
Still, looking at the next billing in October from our hosts, which was around $334 for two years, but may be higher, this means that it is possible that the idea of a donation drive from members, sometimes suggested by some kindly posters, is getting likely. However no member should be expected to send more than, say, a maximum of $10 --- any amount less would be accepted; and it will be in no way expected from any member; and to refrain from peer pressure, all donations would be anonymous.
Implementing it might be difficult, though, since PayPal at least seems to take a chunk...
Originally Posted by Kuu
Those damned management left hands, always up to no good...
Whatever happened to the idea of moving on to some other forum software? Not that it is necessary; I just remembered it was discussed at one point somewhere.
Originally Posted by Architectonic
Why is it that everyone still uses VBulletin? I seem to remember forums using uBB, Invision, phpBB etc but you see those less and less.
Haven't thought about it awhile, but here's a present list of Forum Software
Even adjusting it --- in the drop-down on the right --- to php only to ensure convertability ( apparently one architectural form can
be converted to another, but I wouldn't bet on it ), the front-runners would be Simple Machines 2
when it comes out, Woltab's Burning Board
, vBulletin's old rival IP Boards
, and XenForo
I've no preference beyond wanting as many compatible plug-ins and themes as possible. Simple Machines have made good products, which are free. Woltrab has a cool name. Our hosts, vBulletin specialists, are running forums with IP Boards and XenForo as people move from vBull. XenForo are expensive, but the developers came from vBulletin *, so conversion is less of a problem.
Xenforo does not support smartphones though, which probably will become more important as time goes by. On the other hand, their own forums
are wicked fast; oddly, for a forum company, all of vBulletins own forums have always run at the speed of mud going uphill.
* And were sued
, as seems likely, but they won.
'On June 28, 2011
, Internet Brands CTO Joe Rosenblum refused to answer questions under oath on advice of counsel in the lawsuit filed against former Jelsoft lead developer Kier Darby and XenForo Ltd.
Which seems unwise.
The chief investor in Internet Brands, a Mr. Gross, of Idealab, appears to be a swashbuckling type, as mentioned in this thread
'''... in December [ 2005 ], Gross failed to pay off a $50-million personal loan.
We've all been there.