I think support is rude and a most of them are a bunch of jerks trying to be the nice guys... why? its because more or less.. its just impractical.... if phpbb is a free software and users deem to use it for whatever private purpose(and many are).. And I do understand there might be certain rules and limitations to it.
BUT Warez or No Warez... what I pointed out could have been a bug that needed fixing... but THE Support team doesnt look at the bigger picture...
if supporting piracy and stuff like that and the thought of getting in trouble if some one posts a forum link that you might think is illegal. Then my forum doesnt support it anymore..there you go....well then what else is there to say...
Bottom line is Phpbb going to tell us how to run our forum and what we can do with it... ?
Enough about my rant and bragging about my problems...lets look...
* Yes Phpbb is easy to understand, so is Vbullitin..
* Phpbb lacks the plugin system Vbullitin has and installing mods by hand WASTE'S your time..
* What ever Phpbb can do, VBullitin can do better or least the same if not better.
the list can go on... Now trust me I have been with phpbb for over 3 years, installed hundreds of mods.. I have tried to support it and been loyal, and theirs a lot of folks who have been using it for over a decade and can cope with their bull$*** no me. But this place just keeps getting bad to worst..
Anyway, my outcome is I am done with phpbb.. I'll probably seek support somewhere else since I dont have time to argue with some half decent mods and rules that go into your private usage..
You get what you pay for... for free i get phpbb which comes with a team of 50+ years old grown up men, installing mods and codes all day, not even sure of the finance living under their parents basement..
I'd rather pay for the support and get it from someone who doesnt give a damn what I am using my board for..
As for your question...
Re: Any other vBulletin refugees here?
Yea, maybe many..I'll look at SMF or MyBB or if Paid service then VBB...But I'll let you know if I ever come back to phpbb. . which I hope I dont. Besides Why would I....unlike the developers..its not like I am running out of $$$$ anytime soon
If you cant take the heat get out of the kitchen, exactly... My mistake..I am the guy who's supposed to be sitting outside the kitchen waiting for my food to be ready while the chef's done preparing it.. If you can cope with their bull$****** then use phpbb... If you cant...get out.. like me
Bye bye everyone