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The Chief
13 Apr 2006, 04:32
I was just wondering over my boredom, how are the admins of vb.org getting the money to host this website. There are no ads or anything and no methods to pay...

Is vb.com paying you for this?

Corriewf
13 Apr 2006, 04:34
I was just wondering over my boredom, how are the admins of vb.org getting the money to host this website. There are no ads or anything and no methods to pay...

Is vb.com paying you for this?


They don't have to because it's free... Thanks Jelsoft! :D

Danny.VBT
13 Apr 2006, 05:13
Yes, Corrie is correct. Since this an official vb.com "sister site" it's paid for by Jelsoft. :)

The Chief
13 Apr 2006, 05:13
They don't have to because it's free... Thanks Jelsoft! :D
oh, the server and EVERYTHING is payed by Jelsoft?

Edit: ah, I see :)

damn, I want to be a sister site of Jelsoft lol

Tony G
13 Apr 2006, 13:36
Yeah, all sister sites of vB.com are hosted on the same server as far as I know.

j883376
13 Apr 2006, 14:21
Yes, Corrie is correct. Since this an official vb.com "sister site" it's paid for by Jelsoft. :)
Then how come they always stress that vb.org is an unofficial site?

kurtbarker
13 Apr 2006, 14:51
Then how come they always stress that vb.org is an unofficial site?

Good question...

WHen people post questions in there that relate to code modifications, you usually get a "We cannot support code modifications, please visit www.vBulletin.org

Now since you guyz have said vb.com and vb.org are sister sites, that is like saying. "We can't support that, but visit our sister site, and if they screw it up then it's not our problem"

I can understand about being paid for, vBulletin.org is an awesome site, but the unofficial statements and the comments about saying they can't support it, just seems a little off colour

Chris M
13 Apr 2006, 19:21
They don't - They stress that modifications done to your site that alter the source code will invalidate your support :)

Chris

Corriewf
13 Apr 2006, 19:41
Good question...

WHen people post questions in there that relate to code modifications, you usually get a "We cannot support code modifications, please visit www.vBulletin.org

Now since you guyz have said vb.com and vb.org are sister sites, that is like saying. "We can't support that, but visit our sister site, and if they screw it up then it's not our problem"

I can understand about being paid for, vBulletin.org is an awesome site, but the unofficial statements and the comments about saying they can't support it, just seems a little off colour


Its quite simple, they support the medium of distrubution, but cannot support the code alterations. Think about the resourses involved with providing support for hacks. If all support was outsourced back to Jelsoft with the actual hacks being released here, could you imagine the postcount lost here or how thin spread the Jelsoft staff would be.

Ziki
13 Apr 2006, 19:50
What host are they using or do they have their own server?

Corriewf
13 Apr 2006, 20:08
What host are they using or do they have their own server?

They have their own.

FleaBag
13 Apr 2006, 22:41
AFAIK they've never stated that it's unofficial... Only that hacked
boards are unsupported... Which isn't at all 'off colour' (whatever that is supposed to mean), and entirely different.

Logikos
14 Apr 2006, 05:04
Jelsoft as a company sells vBulletin as there product. As a company they give there customers the option to have a resource where you could download free modifications. Keep in mind that this option will alter the default code in some way, and they can't be responsible for that.

Think about WinAmp. They offer you a site they own to release skins. You can't call WinAmp up and ask them how to fix a broken button in someone elses skin. You would need to speak to the author because WinAmp didn't create that skin.

Same thing here. :)