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.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.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 latest stable release of v Bulletin 3 is 3.8.11 which was released on 10th May 2017, and is a maintenance and compatibility release (for PHP 7.x compatibility).James Limm ve John Percival tarafından 1999 yılında yapılmıştır. v Bulletin lisansının satışı iki şekilde gerçekleşir. v Bulletin'in yeni eklentileri ve yeni sürümleri sürekli güncellenmektedir.
In 2009, long-time developers Kier Darby, Mike Sullivan, Scott Mac Vicar and Jeremy Hutchings left the company.The current production versions are 3.8.11, 4.2.5, and 5.3.1. v Bulletin 2 is no longer under active development.When this version was released, it had numerous new features over v Bulletin 1, which it replaced.After subsequent minor releases of their Software, the two decided to start working on a new version that would be more than a rewrite of UBB: they wanted to turn their software into a competitive solution for forums.Rewriting the entirety of the product, v Bulletin 2 commenced development.