The ACP is a mess. I guess it had its own thing but its nowhere near what it used to be.Nowadays it's obviously a joke but it had its own thingy, i won't say it's appealing to the eye but it has something.
I never had any contact with the Admin CP though, i'm merely talking about my normal user experience. You never knew what topic was last posted for example.
What about the customization? Moderation tools? What about the personal inbox?
I hear it doesnt really have much in terms of apps but themes are still a thing I think.
I can see why as its more up to date but still a shame as vb 3 > vb4It has everything required. I won't lie their inbox system is actually quite advanced. About 5 years ago they moved to a chat system for personal messages. Basically like an intsant messenger.
There are plenty of themes out there, most definitely. SultanTheme is their top theme maker thus far. Mostly designs gaming themes and so forth.
Mainly what the software lacks is user friendliness. They didn't even have friendly URLs for the longest time on vBulletin 5. The fact that there are no add-ons for it is what mainly changes the game.
vBulletin 4 is their main product mostly used to this date. Though it has been out of date for quite some time. I was using vBulletin 3 when I was about 15 years old posting on an old flash game site forum. Best choices are either Xenforo 2 or IPB
Yeah vB 3 was awesome. It will always be my favorite piece of forum software if not in second place. 4 was ok, but 5 is... awful lol.I was quite heavily involved with vBulletin 3 and the v3arcade. It was quite easy to write code for, and the plugin system was quite advanced for its time!
I never tried vBulletin 4 or 5 as I'd already sold my license, but I hear it was quite the mess.
God hearing someone say it's garbage sounds so weird. I remember when it was the must-have big forum software. I did love the style tho and still do. I might get an old vbulletin for my forum tbh.