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Vbulletin -> XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Ricsca, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Ricsca

    Ricsca Member

    I have a forum vbulletin years with nearly 40,000 users ... Unfortunately vbulletin is in a sorry state since it was sold ...
    Why not provide free licenses to utent vbulletin forum with large who want to pass from you?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We don't currently have any discounted or free licenses available.

    Presumably with such a large forum it shouldn't be too difficult to raise the funds for the cost of the license.
  3. Ricsca

    Ricsca Member

    My forum does not earn even one euro just talking about turtles.
    Anyone who has spent "many" money for a license vbulletin hardly spends many for a new license ...
    Given the poor condition of vbulletin offer free licenses to those who have forums with many users in my opinion would be a great advertisement for you.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Would you be prepared to do your job (I'm presuming you are in employment) for no money? That's what you are suggesting the XenForo team do by giving away free licences. I certainly wouldn't do my job for nothing!
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Your forum doesn't have to "earn" money.

    Ask your members for donations; I'm sure with 40,000 of them it wouldn't be hard to raise $140.
  6. Ricsca

    Ricsca Member

    No one has to give anything ...
    I only say that offer free licenses to those who have very large forum who would move to xenForo would be a great advertisement for xenForo seen that would migrate hundreds of forum which in turn in the following years would pay for the renewal of the license.
    Moreover many of them could buy additional components such as the gallery.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  8. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    I am sorry to say that your forum isn't nearly as large as some of the big boards XenForo already has under its banner.

    And I don't think XenForo needs any more advertisement/exposure than it already gets. You want to move away from vBulletin on your own choice, no one is forcing you - thus the need to pay for the services you will be using (XenForo License).
  9. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    I think anyone would like to have a 'free' Forum software, but as it's been said, the price is already a very good price for excellent software, ask your members to donate $5 each and you'll have the money in no time....
  10. teletubbi

    teletubbi Well-Known Member

    40k of users and each 5$?
    I guess for this money he can buy a server on top. :D
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  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Except for XF apparently...
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  12. New Joe

    New Joe Active Member

    lol, well good to give ideas and we've got many of them :)
  13. Heavy

    Heavy Active Member

    Maybe it's a inactive forum who have 40k members. Who knows? :)
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In which case it's not exactly a good advertisement then, is it?
  15. Ricsca

    Ricsca Member

    It 'an open forum about 9 years ago.
    I'm not saying that xenForo to take to give licenses to anyone ...

    How many other administrators foru vbulletin, vbulletin use for years and we have a paid license ... Eventually vbulletin 4 works and has everything, which is why we are content to use vbulletin rather than paying another license (in fact almost no one has paid version 5).

    Mine is just an opinion / advice but I think if xenForo licenses offered for free or at a substantial discount to those who want to migrate forum quite large, would have many new users unhappy with vbulletin that the second year would pay the license renewal.

    In my case for example, if I had the opportunity to go to xenForo without paying the first year, would buy XenForo Media Gallery and the second year would pay the license renewal so XenForo would gain a new customer from this discount ...

    Sorry for my English but use google translate ;)
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We offered a significant discount when the first release was made available.
  17. jilly

    jilly Member

    The thing is, Xenforo is a SEPARATE company from vBulletin - you cannot expect Xenforo to give anything free to anyone, vBulletin customer or not. That's like asking Chick-fil-A to give you a free chicken sandwich because McDonald's chicken sandwiches are terrible. It's sad you spent money on a terrible McDonald's sandwich, but you still have to pay for your new Chick-Fil-A sandwich.
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