My Forum: http://www.zeropaid.com/forum/
Why I left vBulletin?
- Speed - I've never really been happy with the speed. The bigger my site got, vBulletin slowed down.
- Spam - This was one of the biggest reason I left. Spammer target vBulletin.
- Bloated - I'm not looking for a blogging software and vBulletin really wants to be one.
- Low user engagement - vBulletin lacks excitement.
- Only issue was modifying the signatures column length to 'long text'. I as up and running in 3 hours without a major problem.
- Once I got all the data in and started poking around, I noticed the indexes were not created. Once I created the index, search started displaying results and I was able to browse messages from a particular user.
- 301'ing URLs - Once I figured out what I had to do, it was pretty easy to code. I'll give you a hint: the xf_import_log table. This table has all you need to write your URL rewrites. Just create an intermediary page.
- Route Changer - I really like this addon, since I was already rewriting a bunch of the URLs I decided
- Separate Sticky and Normal Threads
- Thread Watchers
- [bd] Tag Me
- WDB Popular Content
I haven't had a lot of time to dive into templates, but my initial assessment is it can handle what I need. I have modified several templates without a problem.
In closing, I would recommend this software to anyone considering migrating from vBulletin.