Unfortunately, I did not have insurance, so I am waiting to hear from my employer to see if they will reimburse me for another one.
Initially, it was designed solely as a rewrite of UBB, in PHP using My SQL, and was meant only for their own forum.
Other UBB owners expressed interest in the solution, and they offered to sell it to Infopop, but their proposal was rejected.
During this time Jeremy Hutchings joined the development team, a.k.a. However, version 3 was finally released in March 2004.
In 2005, v Bulletin 3.5 was released that addressed some of the shortcomings of 3.0 (discussed later on).
However, as time progressed, it proved to be a complete rewrite.
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.
Lots of late nights, testing and tweaking, and even a few trips to the hospital!
It suffered a major front-end collision during routine testing and is no longer operable.
Percival decided to step down as lead developer and product manager, turning his roles over to Kier Darby.