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Old 06-25-2007, 12:25 AM
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Default GAZ versus CommBull

First, let me assure you that this is not a troll post but a genuine question.

A colleague who is considering purchasing GAZ has asked me what I think of it.

I'm currently using Combull for vBulletin 3.6x, which I purchased for $12 USD. I understand it's now selling for $25 USD.

My question is what features does GAZ have that are lacking in CommBull and that would justify paying a price more than three times the cost of CommBull?

Again, this is a serious question, not a jab or a troll post.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:14 AM
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I think its a legitimate question, not a troll post

The problem is that:
1- I havent used combull since the free version a couple years ago. It was a mess and not easily customizable from my perspective. I am sure it has come a long way since then.
2- I will naturally be biased so I am not going to be the best person to answer

There has been some discussion of it here (follow the thread a couple of pages) that may help. Aside from that, and the feature set, hopefully someone else can come on board to give you a more balanced view of the two.

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:04 AM
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Thanks for the response. Actually, it appears I was misinformed. The basic price is about double that of Commbull.

Question:

1. You offer an installation option. Is it that difficult to install? Why or under what conditions would I need this option?

2. Does it use the standard vBulletin product installation system?

3. Are there any unusual complexities in configuring this or is it done from the Admin CP as one would expect from other vBulletin add-ons?
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:26 AM
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One other question: Your purchase page says that the price is 24.95 pounds sterling ($49.90 USD) only until May 18.

Is this price still in effect? If not, what is the new price?
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Hi minstrel,

let me answer some of your questions:
  • You offer an installation option. Is it that difficult to install? Why or under what conditions would I need this option?

    It's very easy to install. I think that The Geek's offer to install it is just an easy way to make some extra money and is a nice service for those who hardly know anything about vBulletin.

    If you have installed add-on's in the past, you'll succeed with this one, too!
  • Does it use the standard vBulletin product installation system?

    As far as I can tell: yes
  • Are there any unusual complexities in configuring this or is it done from the Admin CP as one would expect from other vBulletin add-ons?

    There's no need to edit any files, you simply stick to the Admin CP and configure GAZ the way you like it.

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Old 06-25-2007, 09:25 AM
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Thanks Jan

The only reason the installation service is there is because some users are only admins that know nothing (and do not want to know anything) about configuration and set up. If you have ever installed anything with vB's product system, then you can install this TBH, I usually discourage people from paying for the installation as it is as simple as could possibly be. The cost is only to cover my time doing it (£15 for 15 minutes).

The date restriction sounds like it was the copy from the initial sale. Ill go change it

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Old 06-25-2007, 11:34 AM
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Installing is a breeze, so has the upgrades during beta, i am now using gold, and have not had any problems, and the features gaz has is amazing, well worth the money!
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I'll 2nd that GAZ is easy to install.
I've never used the combull, but I don't see anything being better integrated and easier to use with vBulletin.
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i like gazette... easy install and it works... i have never tried anything else.. and i see famaliar names using it that i have seen before on vb.org. we have monkeys and geeks. so for the extra 20 bucks or whatever its worth it... and i know where to find a geek to get help if i need it
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:35 AM
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Okay. Thanks for the input.

Has anyone used BOTH CommBull and GAZ? I'd be curious about a head-to-head comparison.

I'm generally happy with CommBull (I own the 3.6x paid version) but I'll admit there are one or two minor irritations. I'd be interested in the opinion of someone who has tested both.
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