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Major UBB Announcement Discussion #232878 01/01/2010 3:12 AM
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You can use this topic to discuss this announcement.

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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Ocean West] #232882 01/01/2010 3:36 AM
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Congratulations Rick. I'm sure the new enterprise will be a success. Just celebrated our 10 year anniversary using UBB and look forward to another 10 and then some.

Happy New Year
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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Z65Paul] #232887 01/01/2010 4:06 AM
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Congrats! smile

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Ocean West] #232888 01/01/2010 4:13 AM
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I hope this means great things for both .threads, and for Rick personally. I never considered the pricing to be high, but maybe the drop will bring lots of new customers round.

Congratulations, Rick!


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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: SteveS] #232889 01/01/2010 4:59 AM
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Congrats Rick, thank you for everything you have done, this truly is the best software and customer support ever!!! Cant wait to get my gold license!!!

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: gliderdad] #232890 01/01/2010 5:00 AM
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Its Great to read were not going stale.

Great News and long over due. . .

Roll on v8 smile


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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Mark S] #232892 01/01/2010 5:44 AM
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Congratulations - glad we can talk about this now smile

Just one question, which I am sure will get raised.

How does this affect people with wwwthreads licences who have always been grandfathered in and given a 75% renewal discount.

Also is there an alternative number for overseas callers who may not be able to dial the toll-free number. Or cannot convert the letters when dialling wink

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Rick] #232896 01/01/2010 6:11 AM
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Congratulations Rick smile. Look like there is a bug in the new members area. I just added my two UBB licenses and can't download any 7.x versions with my Gold license:

Quote:
7.5.4.2 October 26, 2009 No access
7.5.3 May 14, 2009 No access
7.5.2 March 23, 2009 No access
7.5.1 March 20, 2009 No access
7.5 February 24, 2009 No access
7.4.2 January 12, 2009 No access
7.4.1 November 10, 2008 No access
7.4 October 16, 2008 No access
7.3.1 June 23, 2008 No access
7.3 May 7, 2008 No access
7.2.2 August 28, 2007 No access
7.2.1 August 17, 2007 No access
7.2 August 16, 2007 No access
7.1.1 April 18, 2007 No access
7.1 February 20, 2007 No access
7.0.2 November 22, 2006 No access
7.0.1 October 30, 2006 No access
7.0 October 5, 2006 No access
6-5-5 2006 tar.gz zip
Classic 6-7-3 2005 tar.gz zip

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Philipp] #232897 01/01/2010 6:33 AM
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BTW - on the members area, you might wish to remove

Groupee.com | Privacy Policy | Newsletters Top ęGroupee, Inc. 2006, Seattle WA

wink

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Ian] #232898 01/01/2010 6:50 AM
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And the link to members area on the left points to socialstrata... smile

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Rick] #232899 01/01/2010 7:34 AM
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Congrats Rick! I may just have to upgrade my WWWthreads install. (been a long time) laugh

Cheers,
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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Dave Lozier] #232903 01/01/2010 8:39 AM
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Good going, Rick! I like this new business model.

Also nice to see you pop in, Dave. I'm still a big fan of your skins for the UBB.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Rick] #232904 01/01/2010 8:58 AM
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With the lower pricing, hopefully this means that UBB.threads can win back former UBB customers who switched to vBulletin or other forum software packages. With vB 4.0's higher pricing, I think this was the right time to lower prices on UBB.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Harold] #232905 01/01/2010 8:59 AM
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Congratulations Rick! It feels like meeting an old friend coming back to WCSoft. =)

Let's hope I'll be running the same great forum system for another 11+ years!

Just need to think of something to do with my second license so I can upgrade that too. =)

Last edited by Gardener; 01/01/2010 9:00 AM.

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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Gardener] #232906 01/01/2010 9:13 AM
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Congrats Rick, this sounds like a great move. I'm looking forward to v8 when it's available.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: art] #232907 01/01/2010 9:14 AM
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Congratulations Rick! Great move and is sure to bring more business your way.


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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Monkeyra] #232908 01/01/2010 9:18 AM
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Congratulations Rick! We are indebted to your loyal expert service. We also are celebrating 12 years on our forums, from Classic to Threads! Happy New Year!

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Monkeyra] #232909 01/01/2010 9:29 AM
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I may just have to look at the gold licensing now... you guys never cease to amaze the heck out of me. We went from classic to threads 2 years ago (when I took over the forums for cyberwar back in 2007) and that was a huge upgrade then.. now looking back it almost feels like yesterday. Now I own my own license and forums talk about things changing.

That all said, I am "all in" with the new look,feel,and restructuring.

Great work again Rick and congratulations.


Dunny

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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Dunny] #232911 01/01/2010 9:32 AM
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Is Gold Licensing still an option?

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Dunny] #232912 01/01/2010 9:35 AM
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Where is the price for the forever license?

I seen this coming with Dave's bet as well as moving to "new" servers and such. I just performed this same exact type of thing with the sale of one of my company assets. Being a web company it pretty much went the same way, move to a new server (even though we own our own servers and net block just like Groupee), Little hints (Just like Dave's), and then the big announcement.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Daryl Fawcett] #232913 01/01/2010 9:35 AM
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Probably not tongue just trying to convey the support level back at Rick and team that they have shown me the past 8 years or so.

smile

Dunny

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Philipp] #232914 01/01/2010 9:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Philipp
Congratulations Rick smile. Look like there is a bug in the new members area. I just added my two UBB licenses and can't download any 7.x versions with my Gold license:


Sorry about that Philipp. It should be working ok now. Just let me know if not.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: JAISP] #232915 01/01/2010 9:43 AM
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The Gold license option was removed out of necessity. It seems merchant accounts have changed quite a bit, possibly with all of the banking things going on, and no bank would approve a merchant account that offered lifetime software licenses.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Ian] #232916 01/01/2010 9:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Ian

How does this affect people with wwwthreads licences who have always been grandfathered in and given a 75% renewal discount.

Also is there an alternative number for overseas callers who may not be able to dial the toll-free number. Or cannot convert the letters when dialling wink


WWWThreads License holders can renew for $25.

And yes, we'll be looking at an alternative number for overseas callers as soon as we can.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Ian] #232917 01/01/2010 9:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Ian
BTW - on the members area, you might wish to remove

Groupee.com | Privacy Policy | Newsletters Top ęGroupee, Inc. 2006, Seattle WA

wink


Hmm, what page is that showing on. I'm not seeing it, unless you used the link on the Site Links which was still pointing to Social Strata wink

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Rick] #232919 01/01/2010 10:07 AM
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Congratulations Rick!
I look forward to a great product continuing its growth.
What does this mean to Gold License holders? No longer any priority support? Will we still have Lifetime Access to members area?


~~Its only a bad shooting when the wrong people get shot~~
Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: ThomasM] #232921 01/01/2010 10:31 AM
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Gold license holders are still marked as such in our ticketing system so we'll still carry over that priority support, although hopefully with the new staff, nobody will need to wait long.

Gold license holders will have lifetime access to both the members area and the support ticket system.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: ThomasM] #232922 01/01/2010 10:32 AM
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Rick, I think your a very good programmer and have the ability to take your thoughts and make them in to a very solid product that anyone can use.

This past year I had decided to seek a new message board product for the lack of a full community type atmosphere after the comment was posted that the only interest was in message board software and not a full community related web portal. It appears that the decision was in part Groupee's decision as I now see you are going to implement those other add on's requested by other users.

For this reason I will now stick with UBB and wait for those to be completed. Also the price reduction is a great thing for those of us that have several licenses and with to purchase more in the future.

Keep up the good work and congratulations and regaining the ownership of the product you created.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: JAISP] #232923 01/01/2010 10:34 AM
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Congratulations Rick, looking forward to the next 12 years smile


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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Monkeyra] #232924 01/01/2010 10:38 AM
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I just renewed my subscription.. didn't realize it was about to run out in Feb anyway so very cool!

Dunny

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Renewed and purchased a 2nd license. Great savings on both.


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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: GregK] #232927 01/01/2010 11:01 AM
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At first I was scared when I read the email!
Now I am excited its a return to the good old days!

My use of the products goes way back from the time when wwwthreads was freeware and I have continued to use the product (updated of course) on my companies website all these years smile

I am very excited by what I see concerning version 8 and returning everything to Rick is another good move!

Congrats Rick!

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Rick] #232928 01/01/2010 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick
Originally Posted by Ian
BTW - on the members area, you might wish to remove

Groupee.com | Privacy Policy | Newsletters Top ęGroupee, Inc. 2006, Seattle WA

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Hmm, what page is that showing on. I'm not seeing it, unless you used the link on the Site Links which was still pointing to Social Strata wink


I just see it on the order page:
http://support.socialstrata.com/order/order.php

Whereby I'm not sure to order or not wink
On that page (link above) the price is 99 $ and on the purchase page 59 $:
http://www.ubbcentral.com/purchase.php.

Is there one special price for someone who purchased UBB in 2000 and owns three vBs meanwhile?

Kind regards, m.

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There appears to be many problems with your first link marinade.

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: marinade] #232931 01/01/2010 11:04 AM
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The socialstrata one is old and you shouldn't end up there at all anymore. If you still do, please let me know what link you clicked on.

Right now, the best we can do is the 10% off with the coupon code. So when ordering 3-5 licenses, you'd pay $134 per license and then get 10% off the total order.

Once we get through the original transition then we might be able to do some type of conversion special.

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Congratulations Rick!
I am extremely pleased with the news, wishing you all the best and great success in the future.



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Whereby I'm not sure to order or not wink
On that page (link above) the price is 99 $ and on the purchase page 59 $:
http://www.ubbcentral.com/purchase.php.

Is there one special price for someone who purchased UBB in 2000 and owns three vBs meanwhile?

Kind regards, m.[/quote]

Use the link that shows the $59 purchase price. If you get the 10$ off coupon that drops to $53.10. There are then other options available for purchasing new licenses in the way of discounts for multiple licenses. Since I already had an active license I got the multiple license discount when I purchased my 2nd one.


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Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: Rick] #232935 01/01/2010 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick
The socialstrata one is old and you shouldn't end up there at all anymore. If you still do, please let me know what link you clicked on.

It has been here:
http://support.socialstrata.com/order/order.php?a=threads&t=service
And before that here:
http://support.socialstrata.com/members/members.php :
Quote:
Access Has Expired
The Member Area access period for this license has expired. It expired on 03 Apr 2002. Click here to purchase a Member Area Subscription online.


Originally Posted by Rick
Right now, the best we can do is ...

I went away from wwwthreads when infopop started. Now vB has made some strange changes and I would like to have one up to date UBB-Version for intensive testing purposes (included a conversion of one vB V3.8.3 to UBB).
If 59 $ is the last word then it could be acceptable.

Regards, m.

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Thanks to GregK too smile

Re: Major UBB Announcement Discussion [Re: marinade] #232937 01/01/2010 11:30 AM
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I just recently converted a vB 3.x site over to UBB and it went off without a hitch. I agree on Vb, they've become so egotistical over there and raised prices so much I could no longer justify sticking with them.


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