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What does XF have that vB3 doesn't?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Razasharp, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to sell the idea of XF to my users - so far I have mentioned notifications.

    Can you think of anything else XF has that vB3 doesn't and might be worth mentioning?
  2. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Draft saving - the posts as you reply are saved, so you don't loose the content if you by accident close your browser window
    Responsive layout - looks beautiful in mobile devices without using a separate style
    User Tagging - @Razasharp
    Conversations - Keep the flow on your private messages
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  3. Mark3121

    Mark3121 Well-Known Member

    Xf has code that works properly...nuff said ;)
  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I think an important feature for a forum owner is support.
    I have been away for some time but I think the software makes members more engaged.
    That being said, I'm still running vB3 and vB4 sites.
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  5. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    A great community :)
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  6. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

  7. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Where? URL please :cautious:

    hehe, xF uses far less server resources then vB. Also vB3 is end-of-life, so no new features will ever be added.
  8. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Users do not care about that
    And vb3 code works properly :) It was coincidentally coded by the same devs, plus other talented ones that were let go too
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  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    • Full support included (at no extra cost)
    • Continued supported updates
    • Built in responsive design / mobile support (at no extra cost)
    • Fewer resource requirements
    • Faster loading
    • Secure (XenForo has only needed 1 security update in the history of the company, 3yrs)
    • User tagging @Razasharp
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  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    - Ongoing development
    - Support
    - Shelley :D

    TBH - I can't even put vb3 in the same bracket as XF, there's just no comparison, and whatever vb3 has that XF doesn't can be done I'm sure either through requesting for x-feature or developing it (if your capable)
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  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I knew I forgot one. :oops:

  12. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    A solid well coded framework that actually works as described on the label... (y)
  13. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013
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  14. TLMD

    TLMD Active Member

    vB 3 had its times and those times were great, no doubt about that. But from a today's point of view (and from what I have seen so far) XF is very stable, very fast and obviously, due to its newer code and active support, has a future which vB3 can't have anymore, since it has reached its EOL.
  15. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Alerts - I think those of us who are used to XF tend to forget how much pull that little red box has ... ;)

    Likes - A great way of quickly and simply communicating to other community members that you like some or all of what they've posted (which, incidentally, creates and Alert). :D

    Conversations (Private Messaging) - No more separate In / Out PMs and trying to patch conversations together - your PMs are now grouped and accessible as a complete conversation.

    Plus, modern code; easy to use; easy to style; very flexible permission system; great add-ons; great support; great speed; in-line modding tools and posting; and top class developers.

    Why not set-up a demo and let some of your key members try it? See it for themselves. (y)
  16. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    How on earth did I forget likes? :)

    To punch the bubble, XenForo is more modern code than VB3, but I took a peek at VB5 and it is more modern than XenForo, it is API oriented allowing multiple consumers, and it allows mashing and distribution of calls. It is definitely more modern. (a dump built with modern architecture is still a dump, though ..)
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  17. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    Best answer in this thread. End users dont care about code or frameworks.
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  18. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth"
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  19. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    PHP 5.4 support?
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  20. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Can't believe it took until post 15 to mention the alerts. IMO this is the biggest thing that XF has over the others, mostly because it actually works (Unlike vB and IPB alerts). I tend to get really frustrated when I visit a non XF as I can't tell if somebody has replied to my posts etc.

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