Think he is, as he has a vB Cloud same as Mark and other vB staff at same time. So read into that what you will, but looks as though he got a free one as paid staff to me. Unless giving free vB Cloud to none paid volunteer staff, do they even have none paid staff?Joe, if you aren't getting paid by IB, then you've lost any respect you might have had from me. Because giving the kind of effort you give, which is a commendable part of your work even though you go even overboard on it sometimes, to a company like IB for free is just mind boggling.
It certainly seems like it. Subclassing and inheritance isn't something I ever worried about in VB3 or VB4. I need to become more comfortable with it I guess.And about coding add-ons for XF, now I am getting into semantics, because I know what you mean, but I highly doubt you'd have to learn a whole new way to code.
The loss of market share seems to be speeding up. Now, vB has 67.4% of the market share. So, that is a drop of .6% in a week. (Actually, on the cookie report, if you look at the historical charts button, you can see the drop in market share is accelerating).Well, here we are one week on from the opening post, so let's take a look at the old scoreboard.....
Commercial Forum Platforms - relative marketshare
vBullentin – 68.0% (-0.3%)
xenForo – 20.3% (+0.2%)
Invision – 11.7% (+0.2%)
Commercial Forum Software Migrations - detected migrations
vB to xF – 73.5% xF to vB – 4.8% = xF gain of 68.7% (+0.4%)
IPB to xF 9.6% xF to IPB 8.4% = xF gain of 1.2% (0.0%)
VB to IPB 3.6% [none appear to have gone the other way) = IPB gain 3.6% (+1.1%)
- the change since last week are in brackets.
So, vB has lost another 0.3% share in a week, and if that trend continues at the same rate it will take about 60 weeks to drop to 50% share.
I doubt anyone will be surprised by the last stat....
Vb5 share of the overall vB market remains under 1%, at just 0.9%
Thank again to digitalpoint’s cookie report for the stats.
Woltlab has released version 4 of their software, IPB is still working on theirs and the possible release date that they gave was end of 2013 or beginning of 2014 no more info then that. IPB has lots of Blog entries about IPB 4 that is all ready included.As soon as XF speeds up its development, the loss will be superfast.
(Invision''s development seems slowed down to a halt, can't hear anything about Woltlab's.)
That could be explained this way:you can see the drop in market share is accelerating
Well if you think about it this has always been the case but VB always was far ahead and we never noticed such a dramatic decline until VB 5That could be explained this way:
- forums are closing down entirely. Affects more the oldest vB installs, whose upgrade path is blocked, unless they migrate.
- new forums are opening, but more are considering IPB and XF than vB now.
The DP report could do well to filter stats by age, so it makes a difference between new forum (under a year's existence, or specific dates like vb5's gold release) and old ones. This particular stat's numbers may be the most revealing of current sale trends.