Originally Posted by Denthúl
Ouch, that's painful, David. :/
That sounds quite like the Windows upgrade path (Vista -> 7) when compared to the recent Apple offer for Snow Leopard which was offered to Leopard users (I believe) for less than $30 US if I remember correctly. I firmly believe that if you paid for the previous version, you should be get a discount, since the software is essentially a modified version of the previous release - a large percentage of what you're buying is included in something you bought previously. That's wrong >.<
Is there any particular reason you chose to use vBulletin over the alternatives?
since the software is essentially a modified version of the previous release - a large percentage of what you're buying is included in something you bought previously. That's wrong >.<
The second part I quoted, you're wrong about. VB
4.0 is a total from scratch program. The only thing you can use from the older version is the databases. And you can only merge them. None of the skins, add-ons, mods, or hacks work on VB
4.0 from the 3.x series. If you go 4.0 you have to find or make skins from scratch. If you used mods, hacks, and add-ons, you'll have to see if the author updated them to run on 4.0. Or you'll have to do it on your own.
Making the jump to VB
4.0 Publisher Suite is not a decision I made lightly. I knew it would be just short of starting over.
However David you can get just Forums 4.0 with out the CMS and Blogs. I'd check in to that.