Some of the key advantages over v Bulletin 2 are as follows: v Bulletin 3.6 introduced features such as the multi-quote system, the infractions system, the ability to automatically post threads and announcements from RSS feeds, and podcasting support.
The Gold release of v Bulletin 3.6.0 New features in 3.7 included an inline spam management & prevention system, thread tagging and tag cloud, thread prefixes, reciprocal friendship between users, public visitor messaging on user profile pages, user picture albums, user-created social groups, user-customizable profile pages, a lightbox viewer for images attached to posts, post edit history, a notices system, multiple human verification systems, and social bookmarking integration.
"took with them virtually every type of document a competitor would need to enter the market and unlawfully create a competing bulletin board software program." Since the initial release of the v Bulletin forum product in 2000, there have been many changes and improvements.
Below is a list of the major revisions and some of the changes they introduced.
Kevin Sours, Don Kuramura, and Ray Morgan took Darby's place as lead developer, product manager, and general manager, respectively.
On 29 October 2010, Internet Brands filed a second lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California through its wholly owned subsidiary v Bulletin Solutions, Inc.
On 4 July 2007 Jelsoft announced that Jelsoft had been acquired by Internet Brands, which promised significant investment in software development.
v Bulletin 3.6 was released as a stable version on 3 August 2006.
After subsequent minor releases of their Software, the two decided to start working on a new version that would be more than a rewrite of UBB: they wanted to turn their software into a competitive solution for forums.
Rewriting the entirety of the product, v Bulletin 2 commenced development.
Other UBB owners expressed interest in the solution, and they offered to sell it to Infopop, but their proposal was rejected.
As there was still a demand for the software, Limm and Percival created Jelsoft and released their work as a paid solution, called v Bulletin 1.