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Old 18 Jul 2017, 00:52
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Thumbs up Vbulletin 5.x and why i won't upgrade from 4.x

Well before i was able to reply, i found the topic was closed.

This was purely about the course of development with vb 5.x. I would never upgrade from 4.x to 5.x for many reasons and if 4.x is discontinued, i would migrate to a different forum software.

That was my ticket to IB. My recommendation were:

1. Scrape vbulletin codes of 5.x and rebrand it to a different version and start with a more friendly frame work. Zend, Codeigniter, or Cakephp. This would be friendly for developers and there is a lot of documentation for it out there. I personally recommend cakephp.

2. A global feed is something that vbulletin can embrace, just look at twitter now days. Social media have been consuming most of the traffic and forum now days isn't as popular as it use to be. Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter is the get to go for many information now days instead of a forum. The need to like, retweet or share is what makes Twitter and FB now days the most used platforms for communication. FB now have FB page with Groups created for the page. It give a user many tools a forum would give.

I made these tickets as a vision for vb 5.x but it is slow and honestly you need to revamp this framework. If you head to freelancer.com, you want a system that is familiar and friendly for developers to use. Using one of the mentioned framework above is a smart move.

http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-12406 (Blogs & Articles redesign)
http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-12379 (Group redesign)
http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-12676 (Media tab & Album)
http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-12698 (Notification system)

Why do you think cellphones use Android as a system ? LG, Sony, Samsung etc.. are not designing their OS from scratch like apple.

3. You need to hire skilled developers and web designers. I did recommend where they can find the best. You need developers with a strong vision. You need few set of new faces for vbulletin who are friendly with a new leadership approach.

Make the solution easy rather than complicated.

This was my ticket more or less.
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