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iron81 11-29-2007 11:44 AM

How to use VBulletin
As the sticky says, we'll be switching software in a few days to VBulletin. The interface will be very different and we will likely miss many of the functions that we're used to in UBB.

I was hoping to solicit tips for neat stuff we can do in the new software. We can get started with people who use VBulletin at other forums, but I figure this thread will pick up as we start exploring the new software. Questions that come up about how to use VBulletin's features are welcome as well.

mbillie1 11-29-2007 11:57 AM

Re: How to use VBulletin
will it suck as much as the last time they switched?

what's wrong with UBB?


DING-DONG YO 11-29-2007 12:02 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin
mbillie, I just want to drop in and say you're my favorite poster now.


StevieG 11-29-2007 12:38 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin
vB pwns UBB, if only for Search

iron, a "Meet vB" post would probably be a good thing.

here are some cool things about vB right off:

Search is much easier and straightforward

It is possible to send PMs to multiple people - they essentially work like private threads.

There is a built in download function for PMs.

There are suggestions for related threads at the bottom of the thread you are reading.

Quotes include reference to quoted poster.

niss 11-29-2007 12:39 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin
Can I send a virus to BluffThis by PM that prevents him from posting on any message board ever again?

StevieG 11-29-2007 12:40 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin

no, but there may be a mod for vB that allows this

mbillie1 11-29-2007 12:43 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin
Pros and Cons of vB and UBB

Pro: search feature, multiple-PM-recipients, etc

Pro: everyone is already using it and it's working fine
Con: none

StevieG 11-29-2007 12:46 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin

UBB is way overtaxed for this volume of activity. It is not working fine.

kylephilly 11-29-2007 12:49 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin
verybad vs ultrabadbeat

metsandfinsfan 11-29-2007 12:53 PM

Re: How to use VBulletin
the standard on VB is not to nest quotes, but i know it can be programmed to

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