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Does TPU need a vBulletin upgrade?

Should TPU upgrade from vBulletin 3.x to a later version or a different vendor?


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#26
Where is the option for "It's not my decision, it's W1zzards and if he wants to do it in the future he will regardless of what I think as he is our supreme overlord."
 
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#28
I posted this in the new design thread:

We are not making any changes to the forums at this time.

I'm monitoring progress on vBulletin 5 (horrible at the moment), and XenForo (v1.2 seems promising)

We will probably know more later in 2013. So little point investing time now to lose all work later this year.
I cant see anything wrong with it
 

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#30
vBulletin has a nice enough front-end, but the back-end is a load of old crap imho. There are far better options if TPU was to change forum software, but at the end of the day, as it is works for what it is.
 
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#31
I think it is ugly:(
I'd imagine it's customizable. There's a style picker at the bottom and a them preview somewhere so you get an idea of what can be done with it.
 

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#33
It seems based off of the text messaging app on my phone. Even flipping through the different styles it appears to be very similar within itself. I can imagine the style itself is something that would get changed to look more like TPU and it does "look" newer, but at the same time the old style TPU is something myself and it seems most other are very comfortable with.

I am sure I would be able to function without issue using that particular software, but it just seems like a waste to swap to it there is no major gains visibly going to that software over the current one.
 
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#34
I dont even know what this would change. I like the "new TPU version" that i saw somewhere btw.
 

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#36
This XenForo - looks like an text message from Apple :wtf:

We know what we have - I would say keep TPU like it is and works.
 
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#38
I'm thinking that a restyling is all TPU needs, as everything works just fine.
NO WAY IN HELL.
Upgrade software anyway you like, I don't give a damn, but keep the looks the way they are!
What's up with this "must change how it looks every xyz months/years" repeating trend that screws every good site up everytime the staff comes up with this idea?
 

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NO WAY IN HELL.
Upgrade software anyway you like, I don't give a damn, but keep the looks the way they are!
What's up with this "must change how it looks every xyz months/years" repeating trend that screws every good site up everytime the staff comes up with this idea?
Well, the restyling idea hasn't come from me, has it? tpu wants to do it, so I'm just going along with it. It's ultimately a very subjective thing, anyway, with no absolute right or wrong.
 
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I wasn't addressing you, was talking in general :)
 
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#41
I see nothing wrong with a change. If they wanna modernize the place, chances have to be taken. I just don't know what look