Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AmericanForum.com, Sep 20, 2010.
Holy Schmoly... $640 mill, no wonder they are not really all that interested in lil ole vB
noticed it and was sort of worried.
especially after one of their management dudes got active on the forum asking for feedbacks.
vb4.1 is perhaps the last chance they have to keep the people hooked to their platform.
Looks like poor old VB is going to be messed around with and/or forgotten about (again), but thankfully we now have XF to rely upon.
The vb train wreck is going to continue for a while longer.
Time couldn't be more perfect for XF
This would explain why all IB executives have been selling off their shares over the last month or so then!!!
gives me some solid reasons to migrate to XF...
private equity buyers... :| i mean i had rather use products where developers are accessible (though they do not like you tweeting them with specific requests!).
Which is bigger - $640,000,000 for IB, or $100 for XenForo early adopters?
Now they won't have to report earnings to the public. They stopped breaking down revenues for vBulletin by combining it with other licensing products (the CarsDirect which was supposedly responsible for much of the "upside" last quarter.) Wow... as if the vBulletin train needed even more clouds in the air and potential bumps in the road...
Wow - some huge sums of money there. The joke really is on all of us vB customers. Instead of moaning we should have been buying shares in IB!!
As The Steve Miller Band sang so well "Take the money and run..."
I think vB will be nothing but a spec of dirt in the corner soon. They have made a right mess. I kick myself daily for buying the vB Suite, glad I didn't with my other owned licenses.
Yeah, posted about this on irc.xenfans.com earlier in #chat and then on vB here before techcrunch
Great news for Bob Brisco, more money for his great ideas. I am glad I don't have to wait to see if this is good or bad for vBulletin. We've had this same moment and feeling in 2007 with Jelsoft and IB, glad I don't have to repeat that.
XenForo, here I come .. October
remains to be seen what the new owners have planned for vB if they have any. you cannot really be sure that they are not going to fix the thing considering it is hugely popular on the web and still retains some really big customers.
Nobody can do worse than IB at running it. At least its now got a group of people with a much better track record behind it.
My only fear is that they deam vB's income insufficient and sell it off AGAIN!
If that happens, I vote we all chip in, buy it and just redirect it to xenforo.com
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