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  1. #1
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    * Hey Guys, Can You Help Me Get A vBulletin Lisence?

    I just came across this article and I am looking to buy a vBulletin lisence.

    I want to buy a fairly new lisence at around college student prices.

    I've heard of people getting ripped off on fake vB sales and I really do not want to get jipped.
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  2. #2
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    They are sold here by people:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumd...php?forumid=27

    As far as I know, "college student prices" dont exist.

  3. #3
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    Yea, I suck. Oh well.

    Quote Originally Posted by MattF
    If you are saving only a small fraction then we recommend purchasing directly from the official vendor.
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    what's the street value on these things anyway? (leased)
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    it all depends on how much you stand to make in developing your forum. If you stand to make any money at all.

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    Originally posted by mikeylove
    it all depends on how much you stand to make in developing your forum. If you stand to make any money at all.
    no idea what your talking about.
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  7. #7
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    Any real reason you need vB? There are a lot of better forums out there.

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    Go for SMF. Free and awesome.

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    Originally posted by Melancon
    no idea what your talking about.
    He means if you make profit from your site, that you can afford to pay for Vbulletin.

    No sense in paying for vbulletin if you get nothing back.

    He means, go for VB if you can pay it off later with the profits from your website.

  10. #10
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    Originally posted by DanX
    Any real reason you need vB? There are a lot of better forums out there.
    which ones?

  11. #11
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    Originally posted by vibesolutions
    which ones?
    I'd love to hear too. Especially with the 3.5 version.

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    Originally posted by DanX
    Any real reason you need vB? There are a lot of better forums out there.
    "Free" does not make them "better". Thats like saying Cpanel is better than Hsphere. Maybe more "affordable", but most certainly not "better".

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    i personally love vB and would recommend it to others. There are a ton of free forum software out there SMF, phpBB, etcc.. etc.. but i honestly dont mind paying full price for a piece of software if its worth it.

    but as others have said look arround. There are other forum software that can compare to vb feature and popularity wise.

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    Personally, i think the invision board software (not the business) is better than vBulletin.

    On the side of customer service, and the way their business is better, vBulletin is way better.

    But, software wise, i think IPB is better than vB.

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    Webdude, tell me where in my post I mentioned the word "free."

    However, I will say that for this instance, a free forum would be better. If you cannot afford vBulletin, chances are you probably don't need the support, which is what I see as the main draw to using a paid piece of software.

    I also wouldn't necessarily say cPanel is cheaper outright than H-Sphere. H-Sphere is ~$4/acct with billing, whereas cPanel is $1600/server without billing. Seems to me that H-Sphere would be the better deal.

    Back on topic, I personally like MyTopix. From a developer's standpoint, the entire code is object-oriented and commented, which makes it much easier to work with, at least in my opinion. Of course it may not be good for someone who needs support or wants hundreds of mods available, but is if you want a forum with clean coding.

    vBulletin is also not the only paid forum. Woltlab Burning Board is only $35 and has a pretty decent community behind it.

    I just wanted to bring up that vBulletin isn't the end-all of forums, and you shouldn't "break the bank" for it if you don't really need it.

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