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Old 03 Dec 2010, 00:40
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vBulletin.org Changes - Jan 2011.

Now that vbulletin has moved onto version 4.1, there will be some minor changes to the release forums in January 2011. These changes affect the current 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 forums.

These versions are now very old, and unsupported by IB - they are also now rarely used by the vast majority of sites. New releases for these versions are extremely rare, and almost always just duplicates of 3.8 releases. Therefore its time to semi-retire them.

In practical terms, this means the following will happen.

The 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 forums will be combined into a single "Pre 3.8" forum. This will most likely be termed the 3.x forums. This is not an ideal name since it wont include 3.0 or 3.8, but it will suffice.

The above forums will be closed to new releases. All existing mods will remain open for both posting and download, they will simply not allow new threads.

The [new] combined forums will remain in the main modification and style areas, they will not be moving to the archive area.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 03:33
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Why don't you call them the "Pre 3.8 Forums" if 3.x forums is not ideal?
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 03:47
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Well thats a possibility (and slightly less inacurate) but as we have 2.x forums & 4.x forums, it seems logical to have 3.x forums. Swings and roundabouts as they say.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 04:22
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Or 3.5+ forums.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 04:37
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That should be fine .. but I hope that the Pre 3.8 forum will have sub forums like 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 or it will be difficult to search things out.

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Old 03 Dec 2010, 05:32
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Hi Paul,

Is the staff of vB.org discussing a migration from vB 3.6.12 to vB 4.1?

Thank you,
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 07:27
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Why not just close new releases and not merge the forums? Instead they can be kept under a 3.x forums category as sub-forums. Easier to search this way
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 07:50
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just like microsoft is doing. they stopped supporting windows xp, and asking its customers to upgrade to windows 7. ur saying that 3.x versions is no more supported, and to upgrade to 4.x versions. nice marketing (business) move. to increase ur sales . well its ur right to do that. good luck anyways...
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 09:23
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Is there actually a need to merge the forum content? It mores sensible to put them under an umberella forum. Achieves the same effect of reducing the forum numbers at a higher level and combining the content in on area whilst still allowing for easy identification of where version a thread is for. Unless of course there is some other way to easily identify which version a thread is for.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 11:17
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Originally Posted by jscieza View Post
Hi Paul,

Is the staff of vB.org discussing a migration from vB 3.6.12 to vB 4.1?

Thank you,
Jonathan
No, there is going to be no change in the vb.org forum software for now. Some of the older 3.x forums are going to be reorganised in Jan 2011.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 11:44
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If subforums arn't ideal, maybe put a thread prefix on all threads in, for example the 3.6 mods section with the prefix vB 3.6. I'm not sure how practical/doable that would be though.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 11:58
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All release threads have a version set in them by the author, but apparently its not currently shown in thread listings. I may have to look at changing that.

As far as vb.org and vb4 is concerned, yes, that is being looked at in 2011 as well.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 12:34
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post

As far as vb.org and vb4 is concerned, yes, that is being looked at in 2011 as well.
Woha that would be brilliant, Though looks like vb.org will be requiring a lot of code work.
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 14:12
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Will vB.org upgrade to vB4 in 2011?
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Old 03 Dec 2010, 14:28
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It looks like Paul has said yes
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