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After 7 years of vB3

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by jazz_aaf, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. jazz_aaf

    jazz_aaf Active Member

    Finally we moved from vBulletin version 3 after using for 7 years. The decision was not an easy one since vb (and version 3 in particular) was "the" standard among almost all Arabic-language forums.

    Our forum has more than 3 Million posts and we used the Xenforo built-in importer because we had problems with the big board importer add-on. The downtime was about 15 hours from closing the old forum to opening the new one. Tweaking and rebuilding the caches was done after reopening the site for our members.

    The community reaction to the new system varied from very welcoming to refusing the change but after few days of using the software, and by our administrators' posts about the new features, everybody seems to welcome the new change.

    For the style, we used Xenfocus' style (Novus) which we preferred because of the gray posts' background. (y) to their designers.

    We are using the Resources Manager as a Bookstore with Arabic translation made by @bousaid (y)

    Website: http://www.nationalkuwait.com
  2. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    Congratulations. Definitively the best decision you could have made!
  3. bousaid

    bousaid Well-Known Member

    Congratulations @jazz_aaf , and good luck (y)
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Lucky you didn't try vB5.
    It would have been anarchy.
    snow2000 and bousaid like this.
  5. jazz_aaf

    jazz_aaf Active Member

    Thanks. So far it seems to be the best :)
  6. jazz_aaf

    jazz_aaf Active Member

    Thanks bro. Same to you :)
  7. jazz_aaf

    jazz_aaf Active Member

    I did try it on a test forum, and it was one of the reasons to convert to XenForo.
    I was surprised that they released an unstable product to (us) the customers :)
  8. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    Nice! Great to see some of the more "entrenched" vb forums moving over to xenforo. Great pick for a theme (y)
  9. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Welcome to XenForo:)

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