Vb Or Ipb

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Anti-Hero, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Anti-Hero

    Anti-Hero Well-Known Member

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    i cant pick :( which is best am sooo confused help :)
     
  2. GR.Konvict

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    IPB
     
  3. Veej

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    It's hard to say. Who is your target audience, what are you using it for?
     
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    well the sites are based on vampires~ phpbb would do how ever we got giving 180$ to start a site
     
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    My vote goes for IPB. IPB has a better Admin Control Panel , which is very important. Everything else is mostly comparable on IPB and vB.
     
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    The latest version of IPB is almost the same as Vb. While some may say that Vb is more secure, I would disagree. The IPB team releases updates regularly and most security flaws aren't even that big of a deal.

    If I were you, IPB. Its more user friendly too...
     
  7. Anti-Hero

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    i did research into both but most of the sites i looked at where based around 2005 i also seen vbadvanced what looks rather cool as well any you got thoughts on that?
     
  8. I BLZZRD I

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    Here is something to look at.

    Community Support.
    Community Development.

    I haven't used IPB before, so can't tell you which is better. Maybe someone else has an opinion on the above 2 topics.
     
  9. Debacle

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    IPB. Its a one time fee, and you get free updates for a year, and with vB, you got to pay every year for your license. So if money is a problem, go with IPB, if you have the money, then vB. But for a vampire site, I'd say phpBB.
     
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    I BLZZRD I Well-Known Member

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    Wrong. vBulletin has a 1 time fee option with 1 year of upgrades. Pricing, they are both the same.
     
  11. Veej

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    Personally, I'd just use SMF and use the $180 for something else.

    I know some people loathe SMF but I have found it is the easiest forum software to administrate.

    If you're gonna be modding your installation, with SMF it's like installing a program on your computer, you don't need to edit any files manually (most of the time).

    But otherwise yeah, vB or IPB are pretty much the same feature-wise although from experience I've found ------ forum users tend to find vB easier to use than IPB.
     
  12. -=DaRKSTaR=-

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    For a standard license of IP2.2:
    6 months support/upgrades
    30 days phone support
    2 business day ticket response
    5 day major version upgrade turnaround
    Minor version upgrade via easy upgrade pack
    One active installation + one test installation
    After 6 months: $25 renewal option to access upgrades and ticket support*

    For a smack gobbing $150!!!! whaaa neverrr

    I bought a OWNED vb license where i can keep it forever and renew it for only $30 a year once it expires & that only costed me only $180 odd

    so if i compare the 2

    IPB - 6months of upgrades -- VB - 1 year of upgrades
    IPB Renewal - $25 every 6 months -- VB - $30 for a year

    IPB only a standard license and renew every 6months so dishing out $50 every year so you can work out the rest :)

    Anyways I have used both IPB inc. 2.2 and VB - I can say 2.2 looks awesome but the prices are stupid i must say - If anyone can afford it go for it

    however only thing bad with vb is the ACP which is tatty besides that the mod/hacks etc are like a 2second job without the need to edit the php files on 2.2 or any other IP board

    The mod/hack support for vb are awesome - and many sites to get them from including the main one vb.org - I have been on ivz as well but I would say vb has got way more stuff you would like compared to IB and atm 2.2 hasnt got many mods out yet so have to wait

    Anyways thatss about it atm :)

    DARKSTAR
     
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    i feel vB is best...

    IPB is costly in some terms... First i had my sit with phpBB its really hard for adding mods and others... but vB for mod installation it takes not more than 5 minutes...
     
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    ipb if you have the money

    vb if your a cheap ass that likes the mods
     
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    I like VB better.
     

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