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Old 25 Oct 2013, 22:19
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Should I Upgrade to VB5?

With all the negative posts posts about VB5 should I stay away from it or are the people complaining a minority?

I run a very basic out of the box board. The only thing I've added is a different skin, Downloads and Gallery. I'm getting ready for an upgrade but plan on going to VB4.2.2 instead of VB5.x. Should I stay with 4.2.2 or take the plunge to 5.x.

Does VB5.x use more server resources than 4.x?

I've been all over the internet some say 5.x is okay and running well on their server.
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 22:27
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I would try it on a test site first, to see if you like it, and how it reacts on your server.
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 23:25
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I would try it on a test site first, to see if you like it, and how it reacts on your server.
I'd have to buy it to try it. No?
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Old 25 Oct 2013, 23:31
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You can purchase the license, and you will be able to run either vB5 vB4 or vB3

If you don't want to purchase a new license, I would stick wit vB4.2.x IMO.
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 00:03
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There is a demo you can try out first http://www.vbulletin.com/en/vb5-trial/

But if are are running 4.2.2 I would stay with that
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 00:21
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Great advice from Force and Ozzy. But I will add, what is your compelling reason for considering the "upgrade?"

If your users are happy, what need for change? How will they react? It's important to remember we as board owners are essentially catering to the folks who hang out at our sites.
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 00:42
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Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
Great advice from Force and Ozzy. But I will add, what is your compelling reason for considering the "upgrade?"

If your users are happy, what need for change? How will they react? It's important to remember we as board owners are essentially catering to the folks who hang out at our sites.
Just thinking if I'm getting ready for an upgrade from 4.0.6 to 4.2.2 if I should go all the way.

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There is a demo you can try out first http://www.vbulletin.com/en/vb5-trial/
It doesn't work. The Edit Site button is missing.
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 00:47
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edit site button?
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 01:09
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Originally Posted by fholbert View Post
Just thinking if I'm getting ready for an upgrade from 4.0.6 to 4.2.2 if I should go all the way.
But.... What's the compelling reason?

I've been a vB license holder for close to 10 years, and still run ONLY version 3.8.7 and that is because there is NO compelling reason to "upgrade."

This alone has very likely save me ALOT of trouble. And my members are happy.

Why do you want to screw with their hangout, their clubhouse if you will, with no compelling reason?

All I am trying to do is answer the question you posed, "Should I Upgrade to VB5?" and my answer is - barring any compelling reason, NO.

It's part of the reason vB dot org still runs version 3. Heavily modified, heavily customized, but most importantly the membership likes it the way it is and there is no compelling reason to "upgrade" it.

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Old 26 Oct 2013, 06:42
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
edit site button?
Welcome to your vBulletin forum! You can click "Edit Site" above for site administration options.

--------------- Added 26 Oct 2013 at 06:45 ---------------

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But.... What's the compelling reason?
Isn't there security issues running older versions?
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 15:53
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Isn't there security issues running older versions?
There are security issues running any version of any forumware or CMS.

Do you have security issues right now?
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Old 26 Oct 2013, 16:37
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Originally Posted by fholbert View Post
It doesn't work. The Edit Site button is missing.
Top right hand corner of the screen, beside your username. It's there when I test it.

Strictly speaking, older software will always be less secure than newer versions of any software. In this case, however, vB4 and vB5 forums seem to be especially being targeted in recent months. This doesn't necessarily mean that they're less secure. It just means that hackers are currently less interested in vB3 forums. Of course, this could change.

Check the demo, read the reviews. Weigh what it is you want from the software vs what it is it looks like it can actually deliver and decide based on that. You'll get nothing but mixed reviews if you ask directly on any of these boards, as, naturally, you're on a vB board, so you're going to get positive responses about vB, and then you've got the haters who've only stuck around to deter people from ever buying the software again ever. And, of course, the people who fall in between there somewhere. So far you've only gotten the replies from the folks, like me, in between. I think it falls short on some things, but in other places it seems to work fairly well. So I'm cautious as to what I recommend, as what I find satisfactory may not be what you're looking for.
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Old 27 Oct 2013, 21:08
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Top right hand corner of the screen, beside your username. It's there when I test it.
No, don't see it. Firefox 24.0.



--------------- Added 27 Oct 2013 at 21:11 ---------------

Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
Do you have security issues right now?
No but going on 3 years I feel the need to catch up. I decided, I'm upgrading 4.0.8 to 4.2.2. I'll look at 5.x in another three years.

Thanks everyone for their help.
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Old 28 Oct 2013, 01:35
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I notice you have a username, like the one here. If you logged in with the information the demo sends to your email, then your username would be your email address. Did you login with that information, or did you just register as a new user on the board? Because that would be why you have no administrative access.

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Old 28 Oct 2013, 03:33
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Welcome to your vBulletin forum! You can click "Edit Site" above for site administration options.
That's the demo for you do you think they will give you the option to do everything
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