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vBadvanced Gallery - where's it vanished to?
by e-brooker
27 Feb 2006 00:33

> went to vbadvanced.com

> was directed to photopost.com

> no mention of it in 'products'

???

I read there was some 'forced' take-over, but why stop selling it? I prefer it to photopost (it's much better imo) and am a bit peeved it has been gobbled up and shat out like this.

Do they think they are doing themselves any favours for treating a well-liked product and it's users like this?

Has anyone else boycotted photopost as a result?

Is anyone else annoyed it is no longer under the care of the person who nurtured it?

:down:

CSS59 27 Feb 2006 00:42

I just downloaded it from photopost 2 days ago :)
works good with 3.5.4 :)

|Jordan| 27 Feb 2006 01:26

Eh? What forced take over? Do tell!

MRGTB 27 Feb 2006 01:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by MyIS_Jordan
Eh? What forced take over? Do tell!

Photopost started court proceeding and Brian settled out of court and gave them the Gallery. I can't comment further than that as only Brian knows what really happened 100%.

e-brooker 27 Feb 2006 01:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by MyIS_Jordan
Eh? What forced take over? Do tell!

This is just posted as 'speculation' (as we wouldn't want to cross any legal boundaries), but I guess the big fish (photopost) thought they would take the little fish (vbadvanced gallery) to court, possibly over something that would be hard to prove - like copying/stealing tiny bits of code (in other words a costly, prohibitive, hard to disprove court case for a small fish).

Thing is both the 'hacks' code/files were availible for everyone to see, so if there was any real code-theft going on, it would have been raised at sites like this one ages ago... (but of course that never happened, think the reason why is obvious - it was unlikely that a real rip-off took place).

Anyway, I'm peeved that there is no mention of it on their homepage under the 'products' section, it's one thing it was 'taken' from its rightfull owner but another it being killed off completely! :ermm:

KW802 27 Feb 2006 01:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by e-brooker
> went to vbadvanced.com
> was directed to photopost.com
> no mention of it in 'products'
???

http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119665

http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=121701

e-brooker 27 Feb 2006 04:30

That thread/post was made on the 21st of November its now the 27th of February over THREE months on, yet no mention of vBadvanced Gallery in the 'Products Availible' section on the homepage! :down: :down: :down: :down:

KTBleeding 27 Feb 2006 05:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by e-brooker
That thread/post was made on the 21st of November its now the 27th of February over THREE months on, yet no mention of vBadvanced Gallery in the 'Products Availible' section on the homepage! :down: :down: :down: :down:

Photopost vBGallery IS vBadvanced Gallery..

e-brooker 27 Feb 2006 19:04

Theres no mention of that either on the products availible section...

KW802 27 Feb 2006 19:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by e-brooker
Theres no mention of that either on the products availible section...

Did you go to *both* links I provided? ;)

Protoman 27 Feb 2006 20:49

complete unlocked discussion here:
http://www.vbwebmaster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1503

KW802 27 Feb 2006 20:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Protoman
complete unlocked discussion here:

Old news. Time to move on. :rolleyes:

e-brooker 28 Feb 2006 00:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by KW802
Did you go to *both* links I provided? ;)

Yes I went to both threads - and thats what they are, threads. There's no mention of vbaGallery (or whatever it is called now) on the main site anywhere - thats what is annoying!!!

It's as if they want to kill it off!

Quote:

Originally Posted by KW802
Old news. Time to move on. :rolleyes:

It might be old news for you, but it's not for many others.

Did I read you are now working for photopost? :rolleyes:

Reeve of shinra 28 Feb 2006 02:21

Its a little disappointing to NOT see vbgallery as a featured product on thier home page especially since alot of staff are pushing new user inquiries towards photopost pro... I understand its a bigger money maker for them but it leaves me wondering if we will ever see continued development of the vbgallery product.

Photopost support though seems to be better than expected... I had one of thier support staff who shall remain namless for the moment actually IM regarding a problem I was having with a mod. Thumbs up on that.

KW802 28 Feb 2006 02:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by e-brooker
Yes I went to both threads - and thats what they are, threads. There's no mention of vbaGallery (or whatever it is called now) on the main site anywhere - thats what is annoying!!!

So maybe the better thing to do would be leave feedback on PhotoPost.com where it would have the most meaning instead of here where it doesn't do much good except for getting people riled up for no reason.
Quote:

Originally Posted by e-brooker
It's as if they want to kill it off!

Hardly! Immediately after the transition additional support people were brought in and the existing PP guys are jumping in with support as well. vBGallery is most definitely an important product for them.
Quote:

Originally Posted by e-brooker
It might be old news for you, but it's not for many others.

It should be old news for everybody by now. Besides the announcement on vBa, the announcement on PhotoPost, and the countless upon countless threads on the various vB community sites there were also emailings to all registered owners with their account information so that they can download the product from the new site.
Quote:

Originally Posted by e-brooker
Did I read you are now working for photopost? :rolleyes:

Since you already read it then you already know the answer to that question. :ermm: But, yes, I am currently part of the PhotoPost team along with several other sites including vBa yet. My joining the PhotoPost team though occurred after the transition was made which means I was like any other customer when the events took place.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reeve of shinra
Its a little disappointing to NOT see vbgallery as a featured product on thier home page especially since alot of staff are pushing new user inquiries towards photopost pro... I understand its a bigger money maker for them but it leaves me wondering if we will ever see continued development of the vbgallery product.

I would like to see vBG on the front page as well but all I can say is that the guys are working on it. As far as pushing which product, I think there is still a bit of the old 'PhotoPost PHP Pro versus vBa Gallery' crowd going on but as some of the more recent threads should show even the most stalwarts of each side are coming to understand that the both products have their place.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reeve of shinra
Photopost support though seems to be better than expected... I had one of thier support staff who shall remain namless for the moment actually IM regarding a problem I was having with a mod. Thumbs up on that.

With everybody quick to proclaims their negatives is nice to see somebody mention their positives as well. :)


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