To help with the scale of the project, two additional developers, Freddie Bingham and Mike Sullivan were brought on to help finish v Bulletin 2.
Kier Darby was brought on during the v Bulletin 2.0 Beta phase to further development.
In order to achieve this goal, the largest v Bulletin development team ever assembled is now working within an Agile development process, allowing us to deliver new features into your hands faster.
Each incremental release in the v Bulletin 4 series will include improvements in features, usability and architecture.
Rewriting the entirety of the product, v Bulletin 2 commenced development.
Shortly thereafter, Limm became the managing director and Percival the lead developer.
As their site grew, they noticed that their software, written in Perl using a flat-file database, could not always cope with the number of users they had.
In February 2000, the two decided that it would be better to write their own solution as both were unfamiliar with the software's code and thus unable to optimize it.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.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.Version 3.8 introduced more new features, such as social group discussions, social group categories, private message sorting and filtering options, private message history, quick edit for newer types of content (visitor messages and picture comments), social group icons, social group transfers, a private message quick reply box, private message throttling (limit messages sent over a time period), private message reporting, profile privacy (limit blocks to a subset of users), lightbox navigation, thread prefix permissions, and dismissible notices.The lawsuit alleges "widespread infringement and unlawful exploitation" of v Bulletin's source code and "equally damaging misappropriation of trade secrets" developed and owned by v Bulletin with "investments of millions of dollars over the last ten years." The lawsuit further alleges that the developers of Xen Foro Ltd.