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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mattie Num Nums, Sep 30, 2010.

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  1. Mattie Num Nums

    Mattie Num Nums Active Member

    So I've been chewing on this for a while and of course could never post it on vB.com or vB.org but for all the BS vB license holders have been through, especially those of us who were $^#ed by the pre release purchase has anyone considered a Class Action Lawsuit? I mean vB is still a mess and hardly usable.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there are some who've thought about it but I suspect the end results would take years and would probably not be worth what, if anything, one might get out of it. That's typically the way class actions go...the only ones who make any money are the lawyers ;)
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

  4. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    The best next alternative to a Class Action Lawsuit would be to... buy XenForo. In fact, it is preferable compared to a Class Action Lawsuit I would think, because it will even give you an instant working professional product in your hands. That you still won't have if you go ahead and 'win' the Class Action Lawsuit and stay with vBulletin in the hope it will ever get any better...

    What is there to win? The best statement (if possible in your circumstances) to make would be simply to leave them. You will win in the end that way. There is now a serious alternative (even more so if XenForo will introduce integrated Blogs and some kind of CMS solution in the not so distant future).
  5. Mattie Num Nums

    Mattie Num Nums Active Member

    Well the money I paid for my vB license is wasted and money doesn't grow on trees for me. Lawyer wise my mom works for a firm that would probably have no problem handling this.
  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I seriously doubt a single person would win the case against IB. Maybe a very large group, but first you have to get that group together, it's not that easy and probably not worth it anyway. I also agree with what Grover said.
  7. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    I don't money grows on trees for any of us really :).

    I'm assuming you would still have to pay the lawyers even if it's at a discounted rate and I doubt you will get anywhere much with it so is it really worth risking what little money there is?
  8. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    That would be against the point for a principle based person Grover. If McDonalds messes up my burger...I don't go to Burger King, I go back to McDonalds and get my money back.

    Your solution is 100% for the person who knows that the time it takes for these things to develop into a solution,

    but there is still the people that feel like that's almost 3 licenses I could have bought for XenForo. For me I got bashed at the site for being happy with what the product promised and trusting they would follow suit with the way they did business for years and after being talked down to, I was then made to look a fool for them proving the people flaming me right.

    This leaves a foul taste in my mouth.

    I will not be pursuing legal action at this point, but when they release the newest fullest version of the software (ver.5 or whatever)...if they don't offer me the option to for free or a negligible fee(less than $50) to upgrade, I WILL be trying to organize something in the way of reparations being made for the unjust actions of a company that can't deny that they know business. All on principle, I am the little guy... I am not supposed to take the hits, they are a company not a charity.

    Just know that if that was me or you who did that, we would probably be broke or in a cell for defrauding customers. But it's business so they can call it something other than it is.

    I still respect your solution as that is the proper thing to do if you can swallow your pride and move on.
  9. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    I really don't think this is the best place to talk about suing companies.

    The main reason is this thread has the potential to get very ugly very quickly.

    Second reason, most of us here are forum administrators not laywers or solicitors, chances are the only thing you'll get here is opinions, no hard facts.
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  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Nope. I couldn't care less about vb anymore. It's just a bad memory I like to forget but not forgive. The end.
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  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member


    It's a shame XF only lets you Like a post once...
  12. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    I think you'd have better luck as an IB shareholder, and suing about the merger.
  13. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is not the place to be hatching some kind of half-assed doomed-to-fail litigation against Internet Brands.
    Forsaken, Dan, Mr_Bob and 3 others like this.
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