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guitarizt
01 Jun 2002, 16:21
So what does it stand for? Did they just call it vbulletin because the v looks like a checkmark in the logo?

SaintDog
01 Jun 2002, 16:31
I have seen a few previous posts about this, to be honest, I don't think it stands for anything (at least to my knowledge). I suppose it "could" stand for plenty of things, plenty of things comes to mind, although I am sure one of the devs. or John could tell you what it means if anything :).

- SaintDog

guitarizt
01 Jun 2002, 16:34
I just thought I was really stupid, lol. I was thinking of things it could stand for but it's hard to think of words that start with v.

The Realist
01 Jun 2002, 16:46
Virtual Bulletin Perhapse.

guitarizt
01 Jun 2002, 16:47
Originally posted by The Realist
Virtual Bulletin Perhapse.

That's what I was thinking. Does anyone know for sure? Why isn't on any vbulletin websites like it was with ubb?

Andy Z
01 Jun 2002, 19:01
The v doesn't stand fopr anything but just there to look cool according to John thtourgh a post by Kier (thread: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postidid=290170#post290170).

guitarizt
01 Jun 2002, 22:47
I think x would have been better. The link you gave didn't work. Thanks for the info though.

rockergrrl
03 Jun 2002, 08:20
it means "visual"
because it started out as a project for their visual basic forum...
http://www.vbforums.com/

But, as I know, as we speak, its just vBulletin. Not "Visual Bulletin" board, etc

If I stand corrected, please correct me... :)

Spetnik
23 Mar 2004, 02:36
it means "visual"
because it started out as a project for their visual basic forum...
http://www.vbforums.com/

But, as I know, as we speak, its just vBulletin. Not "Visual Bulletin" board, etc

If I stand corrected, please correct me... :)
I posted this in a similar discussion on vbulletin.com (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73275):
Well, as I understand it, the history of vBulletin is as follows:
John Percival started http://www.vb-world.com (now http://www.vbforums.com) as a forum running Infopop's UBB software. John then rewrote this software in php (as he called it "a major hack"). John made many many revisions to his php version of UBB, and when Infopop did not follow through when he made some sort of offer to them with it, he went ahead and started vBulletin, selling it himself. My guess is the "vb" has something to do with the fact that VBForums was essentially the first vBulletin board.

I am sure this isn't 100% correct, but it is how I gather based on memory and early threads in the feedback section at VBF (vbforums). If anyone else has a better knowledge, I would be interested.

-Aaron


John emailed me in response to this issue:It doesn't mean anything particular, but the link with vB and VB in [is?] not a coincidence.

John

Zachery
23 Mar 2004, 03:23
I posted this in a similar discussion on vbulletin.com (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73275):


John emailed me in response to this issue:
Dude, read post dates...

Spetnik
23 Mar 2004, 04:39
Dude, read post dates...
Yeah yeah, I know I know. :p

filburt1
23 Mar 2004, 12:07
FWIW, the official reason is that there is no particular reason.