In 2005, v Bulletin 3.5 was released that addressed some of the shortcomings of 3.0 (discussed later on).
v Bulletin 3.6 was released as a stable version on 3 August 2006.
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.
Other UBB owners expressed interest in the solution, and they offered to sell it to Infopop, but their proposal was rejected.
As there was still a demand for the software, Limm and Percival created Jelsoft and released their work as a paid solution, called v Bulletin 1.
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.
Kier Darby was brought on during the v Bulletin 2.0 Beta phase to further development.
The release of v Bulletin 2 proved to be very successful and is what made v Bulletin popular.
v Bulletin 5 ile beraber Jelsoft tarafından bulut hizmetide verilmeye başlamıştır.
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.