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Old 02-16-2001, 08:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy what you think of UltraBoard?

i was looking for a cheap bb script for my new site, and found UltraBoard which looks really simple and nice, the features looks good and it cost only $39.90 http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif I have tried ikonboard and no quite like it ... and of course VB and UBB is too expensive for my new site http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif

can you experienced BB geeks please tell me the pros and cons about UltraBoard ? or anyone using or has any experience with UltraBoard before?

thanks a lot for helping http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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Old 02-19-2001, 10:06 AM   #2
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it smees that no one is using UltraBoard. however, by any chance has anyone heard anything about ultraboard?
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Old 02-20-2001, 01:20 AM   #3
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3 forums i frequent use ultraboard and it's annoying to use now that i use vBulletin hehe

techwatch.com.au uses ultraboard but it stuffed their server so they are changing to something else

the other 2 sites have less than 3 people on at the same time so i don't know

my own experience with ultraboard was not good cause i couldn't get it to work properly when i installed it



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Old 02-20-2001, 11:31 PM   #4
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thanks a lot for your feedback singloon ... i think i will wait for the version 3.0, hopefully all the problems has been fixed in that new version http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif ... well, i am expected to have max 50 posts daily, hence i think it wouldn't stuff up the server. if, i am lucky enough to get lots of posts that stuffed the server, i will aford to upgrade to vb then http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

ypu singloon, about the powerpipe.com domain registration, you have stated in a post that we can manage to change the MX record ourselves. can you please tell me where(url) to change my MX record?

thanks pal in advance for your help http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Old 02-20-2001, 09:57 PM   #5
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Yabb.pl works well...the url is www.yabb.org

not a bad webboard but a little high on resources usage, but its best priced, FREE.

You can take a look at the forum I run in my site..(site in signature)

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Old 02-21-2001, 12:39 AM   #6
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Hi EX!!! thanks for your reply hahaha so happy to see someone from the same country http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif, by the way i am from penang http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

due to the slow internet connect(thanks to jaring) i have to reload 3 times before your site is conpletely loaded(can't even check my hotmail http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif) ... your site looks cool and have checked out the forum ... yabb looks good as well, but it looks something like ikonboard ... since it is free, i will have it a try http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif ... is it easy to install?

by the way what isp are you with?


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Old 02-21-2001, 09:35 PM   #7
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>ultraboard and it's annoying to use

Ditto! Discus is annoying, too.

Vbulletin or UBB are the tops of the commercially available scripts. So many of your members are likely to be familiar with UBB, which is a big plus. The admin functions are good, I don't know about that on Vbulletin.
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Old 02-21-2001, 10:39 PM   #8
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>ultraboard and it's annoying to use

Ditto! Discus is annoying, too.

Vbulletin or UBB are the tops of the commercially available scripts. So many of your members are likely to be familiar with UBB, which is a big plus. The admin functions are good, I don't know about that on Vbulletin.
admin control in vB is awesome http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



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Old 02-22-2001, 08:30 AM   #9
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thanks a lot guys for your feedback ... i think i shouldn't get UB then.

i think now i will have to use a free one first and see how things go ... just some questions, if i purchase VB and when i shift hosting company(same domain name), can i install it again? is it easy to install? by the way singloon if i am not wrong i saw your post(few weeks ago), stated that we have to backup the mysql or something like that and it will cause our whole site to go down if mysql stuff up, so if i am expecting only 50+ post daily, do i need to backup?

thanks in advance for your reply.
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Old 02-22-2001, 08:40 AM   #10
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first off vB literally takes less then 5 mins to install via the browser by clicking a button through several steps http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

if you take some time customising the logo and colours it will take about 10 - 40 mins from install to going live http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Personally i think backing up is essential and important and it's very easy to back up vB's mysql database if you have telnet/root access to your server.

My vB get's up to 1800 new posts/day and some times i go 7 days without backing up and some days i backup twice a day (normally if new members register)

backing up is easy

1. log in via telnet
2. switch to root by typing su-
3. close your vB forum via the admin panel
4. back up (called dumping the database) using the command mysqldump i.e.

mysqldump --opt -u user -p forumdb > /path/to/forum.sql

where
user = user for the database forumdb
forumdb = database name for forum
/path/to/forum.sql = is the path where you want this database back up to be outputted to

to import a backup when you need to or when you move servers and need to import the forum database to a new server you use the command

mysql -u user -p forumdb < /path/to/forum.sql

backing up can be done in less than 5 mins

Also note vB 2.0 has an inbuilt backing up forum database function for those without root/telnet access



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Old 02-22-2001, 08:42 AM   #11
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oh i when i said about mysql doing down the whole site can, that was referring to if you site was mysql database driven as well - i.e. using phpnuke or a mysql powered template based site on the same server as vB

either one goes causes mysql to go down, then both are down



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Old 02-22-2001, 10:55 PM   #12
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well, it smees really easy to install and and customize, as well as backing up, pretty suitable for a php/mysql 'idiot' like me http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif however, i will have to do some calculation to make sute its within my budget before purchasing vB http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

by the way, singloon if you don't mind, can i drop you an email or two if i have further questions?
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Old 02-23-2001, 12:38 AM   #13
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sure thing.. although you will find it alot quicker posting questions on www.vbulletin.com/forum/ http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif i am there every day bugging people for questions and answers hehe j/k

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Old 02-23-2001, 03:08 AM   #14
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Hi there..yeah agreed...malaysian connection ***** ..back to the topic..

Yabb is quite simple to install and customization is a bit difficult though. Backing up is a little bit moderate to hard...I'd looked at Ikonboard too..but I still prefer YaBB. However, later might want to change to Ikonboard.

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