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.
Improvements include private messaging between users, attaching polls to threads, unlimited forum nesting, user avatars, and a user control panel. Initially, version 3.0 was intended to be an extension of the 2.x release that would improve performance and user experience.
However, as time progressed, it proved to be a complete rewrite.
On 4 July 2007 Jelsoft announced that Jelsoft had been acquired by Internet Brands, which promised significant investment in software development.
In 2009, long-time developers Kier Darby, Mike Sullivan, Scott Mac Vicar and Jeremy Hutchings left the company.
v Bulletin'in yeni eklentileri ve yeni sürümleri sürekli güncellenmektedir."took with them virtually every type of document a competitor would need to enter the market and unlawfully create a competing bulletin board software program." Since the initial release of the v Bulletin forum product in 2000, there have been many changes and improvements.Below is a list of the major revisions and some of the changes they introduced.against Xen Foro Ltd., and its founders Kier, Mike and Ashley.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.