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Old 06-04-2017, 04:32 PM   #1
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Does LQ mention anything about vBulletin?


Pretty straight forward: just as the title asks, I'm wondering if there's anywhere on this site where vBulletin is officially addressed or referenced to.

The reason I ask is because I've joined other forums where vBulletin is referenced to in at least one place (e.g. registration ToU, Board guidelines, policy documents, etc.).

Without a doubt, I'm fairly certain that this site uses vBulletin (although I could be wrong). With that in mind, I thought I would've seen a reference to them somewhere upon registration (maybe in ToU), but I didn't. I've checked the site map and visited the Rules page and sub-pages. Yet, no mention of vBulletin.

I like giving credit where it's due, so why aren't they mentioned anywhere?
 
Old 06-04-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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Did you notice the little bar option "search"?
I bet if you enter search term vbulletin it will find at LEAST this thread.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 06:15 PM   #3
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The moderator interface uses vbulletin and my assumption is that LQ as a whole also uses it.

It would seem so, just somewhat subtle: Read the answer discussing what is unique about the project tools
 
Old 06-05-2017, 05:14 PM   #4
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OK

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Did you notice the little bar option "search"?
I bet if you enter search term vbulletin it will find at LEAST this thread.
I honestly didn't think I'd find anything, seeing as how they're never referenced in any of the official pages.

Thanks for the snarky response BTW.
 
Old 06-05-2017, 05:15 PM   #5
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Smile YES!

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The moderator interface uses vbulletin and my assumption is that LQ as a whole also uses it.

It would seem so, just somewhat subtle: Read the answer discussing what is unique about the project tools
Thank-you!
 
Old 06-05-2017, 05:28 PM   #6
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I honestly didn't think I'd find anything, seeing as how they're never referenced in any of the official pages.

Thanks for the snarky response BTW.
That was not a snark. I rarely snark. The subject must be VERY deserving, and you have not been stupid in this thread.

Yet.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 04:46 AM   #7
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I like giving credit where it's due, so why aren't they mentioned anywhere?
vBulletin sold "Branding Free" options with many of their products which allowed sites to remove the relevant references. Many times where vBulletin exploits have been found people would simply use search engines to search for "Power By vBulletin" for potential targets.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 12:06 PM   #8
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This site uses vBulletin 3 (the last version before vB was sold and key developers left for XenForo). I'd personally recommend upgrading to more secure and modern-looking software to attract more users, although I personally like the retro feel of this site, it's almost minimalistic in a sense.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 12:20 PM   #9
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That was not a snark. I rarely snark. The subject must be VERY deserving, and you have not been stupid in this thread.

Yet.
Since the forum doesn't include the emoticon desired, I'll leave my expected response up to interpretation (or imagination; whichever applies).

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Old 06-06-2017, 12:22 PM   #10
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I see.

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vBulletin sold "Branding Free" options with many of their products which allowed sites to remove the relevant references. Many times where vBulletin exploits have been found people would simply use search engines to search for "Power By vBulletin" for potential targets.
I kind of figured it was for security, but at the same time, it's kind of obvious that its running vBulletin...

I wasn't aware that you can remove the references. Good to know!
 
Old 06-06-2017, 12:22 PM   #11
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Yep.

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This site uses vBulletin 3 (the last version before vB was sold and key developers left for XenForo). I'd personally recommend upgrading to more secure and modern-looking software to attract more users, although I personally like the retro feel of this site, it's almost minimalistic in a sense.
I agree.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 02:17 PM   #12
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This site uses vBulletin 3 (the last version before vB was sold and key developers left for XenForo). I'd personally recommend upgrading to more secure and modern-looking software to attract more users, although I personally like the retro feel of this site, it's almost minimalistic in a sense.
Important point, thank you!

The visual simplicity, speed, and functionality of this site is a large part of the appeal and value for many members. There are other forums that are very pretty, run lots of javascript, lots of graphics, lots of adds, and we never go there. This one is trim, fast, functional, and avoids almost all of those very pretty things that slow a forum to a crawl, or add security vulnerabilities we hate.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 04:00 AM   #13
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@wpeckham: Good points there. I actually thought I'd miss the avatar functionality from most boards on this site (where it seems to be disabled), but I'm actually finding the simple design much better. And yeah, a lot of modern websites use an abnormal amount of JS and such that makes it almost impossible to use on low-speed Internet. Granted, this site could do with some sort of mobile mode because it is a bit hard to use on a touchscreen device, but otherwise it's pretty much perfect as it is and doesn't need to change. ^^
 
  


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