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Old 08 Jan 2009, 13:30
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vBulletin 3.8.0 Released

vBulletin 3.8.0

Today, the vBulletin team is proud to declare version 3.8.0 to be our stable, supported release.

vBulletin 3.8.0 is available immediately from the Members' Area to all customers with active vBulletin licenses, and will be offered as the primary choice to those making new purchases. We recommend that all customers with active licenses upgrade to vBulletin 3.8.0.

Google AdSense Integration

vBulletin 3.8 features a control panel to allow you to quickly add Google AdSense advertising units to your forum and monetize your site traffic!

To get started, please visit the members' area and either sign up for a new Google AdSense account or assign your existing account with vBulletin.com. Once you have linked your members area account to your Google AdSense account, all vBulletin downloads will include the advertising control panel. (It will not be included unless you do this.)

From the control panel, you can choose an advertising package that contains the amount and type of ads that you want to feature - and deploy it instantly with just a couple of clicks. The positions and ad unit types chosen for each package are designed to give the maximum possible revenue for your site. Text-based advertising units will automatically inherit the color schemes of any styles you have on your board. Should you wish to experiment with the different ad packages, you can change your mind on deployed package at any time, including the option to remove ads completely.

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Old 08 Jan 2009, 13:42
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Great! Keep up the good work
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 13:47
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upgrade now!

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Old 08 Jan 2009, 14:03
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very nice indeed
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 14:14
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Wow vBulletin 3.8.0 stable version has been released! thanks a lot, i'm gonna upgrade my forum right now!

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Old 08 Jan 2009, 14:40
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thank u
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 15:19
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Upgrading it now.
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 15:34
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me too..
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 16:33
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Would of been better if they would of added rotating banners instead of the google adsnese for those of us that have more than google ads
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 16:40
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having to enter my AdSense info on vb.com is pathetic... to receive that addition to the file, this is cheating the engine... VB.com will now have the ability to add partnership to AdSense, which i refuse to do so... this can be debated i suppose...

or we continue to use the Mods released here that do not do this.
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 16:50
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Thanks
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 17:24
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Yeah I'm not sure what VB are doing with AdSense. It's odd for them to be working with Google.
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 17:31
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having to enter my AdSense info on vb.com is pathetic... to receive that addition to the file, this is cheating the engine... VB.com will now have the ability to add partnership to AdSense, which i refuse to do so... this can be debated i suppose...

or we continue to use the Mods released here that do not do this.
they're asking what!
hmm, I'm not very happy with this either
but than again, I need to renew my license to even get to 3.8..lol
with a little research I seen this.

To get started, please visit the members' area and either sign up for a new Google AdSense account or assign your existing account with vBulletin.com. Once you have linked your members area account to your Google AdSense account, all vBulletin downloads will include the advertising control panel. (It will not be included unless you do this.)
So what happens if your banned from adsense? or don't want to make an adsense account? or what if your working on someone else's forum... I'll have to enter a madeup pub-XXXXXXXXXXX if I need to dl the script for someone else.

That is a stupid move jelsoft IMHO

I guess I'll just have to check out this ads CP, are you able to use other advertisers?
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 17:35
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You can associate your vBulletin Customer account with your Google Adsense account or if you don't have an account, sign up for one from in the vBulletin Member's Area. This allows people to quickly and easily include Adsense ads from the Admin CP of your vBulletin installations. It is a standard basic implementation developed in cooperation with Google. This is a quick and easy way for forum owners to place advertising if they do not have advertising already and want to monetize their forums.

It however is not the only way to include advertising and you can continue to use the advertising templates or other methods to insert your own advertising.

Associating your vBulletin Customer Account with a Google Adsense account is not mandatory but just another service that we felt would be beneficial to our customers.
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 17:37
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Have google bought IB?
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