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Should I release the old vBT Design?
by SaintDog
06 Mar 2003 16:26

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The subject contains the question at hand, should the old vBulletinTemplates design be released for sale to the general public? :)

If you think it should be released, please give reasoning and a general pricing you would pay if you were interested (whether you are or are not, I would still like to get a general value from the community).

You have 3 choices on the poll, please pick one as you leave a comment (I would appreciate if all that voted left at least 1 comment).

1) Yes and I would buy a copy
2) Yes but I would not buy a copy
3) No, you should not release it

Edit: Added screeshot for those that do not remember it.
Edit 2: Tested and works in: Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Opera

Smoothie 06 Mar 2003 16:49

I think you should release it for free.

SaintDog 06 Mar 2003 16:57

The style probably won't be released freely, too much work has been done and still more work is to be done on it since all of it was hard coded (my mistake in the first place, so I cannot say too much).

If only the forum home was modified I would say I would, but about everything was modified, from the header and footer, forumhome, forumdisplay, FAQ, User CP, and so forth.

quinte 06 Mar 2003 19:47

In all honesty - that style has served vBT very well, it is and will remain one of the most beautiful styles I have seen to date, due to its originality and uniqueness.
vBt offers template alterations, coding discussions, graphics, advise, assistance, you name it,....all for no charge. That is what vBt is all about. And that is also the major reason why there are now well over 7000 members.
In context of all of this, and in jubilation to the enormous success of vBt, it would not be right to go and charge for a style that has been in support of vBt, and has been of some influence in making it all happen. (It has already paid for itself over and over again)
As a thank you note to the many many members who have joined, and contributed to vBt, why not release the style to them - for FREE.

Just my opinion,


N9ne 06 Mar 2003 19:49

I don't think it should be released. I can't imagine other forums using it, I'd prefer to 'remember it' as the vBT design...

filburt1 06 Mar 2003 19:51

From insider information I can tell you that there's not a chance that it will be sold for free, just FYI.

SaintDog 06 Mar 2003 20:04

If released, it will not be done so for free. I love vBulletinTemplates, doing & releasing the modifications, and helping the members, but for something such as this, it would be sold.

As before, if so little was done, then I would release it for free and think nothing else about it, but this is one of the more modified styles available, at this time.

I have been suggested prices via PM and e-mail and most seem to think a decent value is between $18-$40 per license to the style. I hardly think it would sell if priced at $40 as not many people would then be able to afford it or would want to pay that much, even at $30.

Most are content with a $20-$25 pricing range. What are the feelings on such pricing (from those that would have some interest in buying it)?

manex 06 Mar 2003 20:31

i voted no. why? - because it is a very unique design. keep it to yourself i say...

SaintDog 06 Mar 2003 20:40


Originally Posted by Manex
i voted no. why? - because it is a very unique design. keep it to yourself i say...

Unique, yes, but many have asked for it in the past and I personally think a new design is more suited with the release of the new vBulletin software and with the ideas I do have planned.

assassingod 06 Mar 2003 20:58

I'd rather not see the old vBT design at all rather than another forum use it.

I can't think of anything else to say, but go with the votes;)

filburt1 06 Mar 2003 21:04

I think you'd be best off with the idea in the mod lounge. Would get the most money probably and we won't have to see a billion sites with the vBT look.

SaintDog 06 Mar 2003 21:09

Yes, although it is not the money I am particularly worried about. Nothing has been said about the post, so I figured I would ask the community for their thoughts.

manex 06 Mar 2003 22:01


Originally Posted by filburt1
I think you'd be best off with the idea in the mod lounge. Would get the most money probably and we won't have to see a billion sites with the vBT look.

whats the idea in the mod lounge?

filburt1 06 Mar 2003 22:02

I had to agree to an NDA of sorts when I became a mod so no dice.

SaintDog 06 Mar 2003 22:18

It involves the style and the sell of it, nothing much more too it :); everyone will know if it happens, most likely.

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