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We may be switching to Invision Power Board within the next couple weeks (maybe even this weekend). If you have never been on an IPB powered forum before, check the following website:

http://community.invisionpower.com/index.php?

If we switch over to IPB, we'll be using their IPB version 3 (the newest version).

Here is their blurb about the new features, etc. about version 3:

http://www.invisionpower.com/products/board/features/lookandfeel.php

If we switch to this software, we should be able to convert everything over. We'll loose some features but gain many more. Some of the things we'll loose off hand are the following:

- Chatbox (they have a different version, but I don't think its available for version 3 yet)

- Arcade (The arcade is being converted to the new version. I'm guessing it'll be another couple weeks or a month until its released.)

- Post Thanks (Last I heard, it is being converted to a ipb mod at this time.)

Other than that, we'll have a new blog system which for some reason doesn't have categories, but features multiple blogs per user. I have to look into this one some more. O_O Also, instead of profile albums, we'll have a full gallery script. All our current album pictures should convert over as well.

We're still at a cross-roads about what we'll do. Unless vbulletin pulls some major move in customer service or public relations (which I doubt), we'll end up switching to IPB and probably sell our vbulletin license.

I've looked all over the free forum solutions, smf, phpbb, but none of them offer everything we need. Also, burning board and some other paid forums don't have enough features. Gah, damn vb for being sellouts.

So, does anyone here like IPB? ^_^:


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So is vbulletin. :P

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/

That does remind me tho... we'll also loose our themes. Yep. At least until, I re-customize them all back in using their style editor. I already looked at the demo and it doesn't look like it be that hard. *thinks I'll be remembering this post* ehhe. -_-;


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I think invision is awesome. I used it for my Station Syndicate experiment and thought it was fantastic. At that time, they had a bad ass radio station feature and you could broadcast yourself from winamp.

I'm all for it, if it makes it easier and cheaper for the site to run for yall. Its never really been about the software, but about the people on the forum right? :P


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Ooo, a Shoutcast feature would be cool. I've still got my personal Shoutcast server on my machine, so I could play DJ! XD And I can help with converting some of the themes, I did one for one of the old versions of IPB, and it wasn't all that hard. I mean, if you can do phpBB themes, you can do IPB themes.

But does this mean we'll have to redo all our high scores?? ><


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If upper management wants to make the move I'm all for it. I've been on almost every board software to date in my random wanderings on the net and I remember being on Invision when DX ran his little Station Syndicate project (which needs to like come back DX, those were good times).

As long as AC is still around I'm happy and if it makes it cheaper on you to run the place I'd definitely say go for it.


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(which needs to like come back DX, those were good times).

Working part time, and taking freshmen courses in college. It sure was good times! X'D I thought I had too much on my hands back then.


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The only shoutcast looking mod I can find is a paid one. So don't expect it anytime soon, unless you can find another one. :P

[ame=http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=225741]Upgrading vBulletin.com to 4.0 tomorrow - vBulletin.org Forum[/ame]

vBulletin was supposed to upgrade their main forum overnight to vbulletin 4 so that customers can finally see it before making a purchase decision. They said it was going to be a beta version and that they shouldn't have any problems upgrading their forum. Well, it looks like they ran into some problems because its 6:00 pm and their forum is still offline.

vBulletin.com Official Support Forums are currently undergoing maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will return online as soon as possible.

Looks like we'll end up with IPB as it is now.

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