Initially, it was designed solely as a rewrite of UBB, in PHP using My SQL, and was meant only for their own forum.

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.

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.

During this time Jeremy Hutchings joined the development team, a.k.a. However, version 3 was finally released in March 2004.

In 2005, v Bulletin 3.5 was released that addressed some of the shortcomings of 3.0 (discussed later on).

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.On 29 October 2010, Internet Brands filed a second lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California through its wholly owned subsidiary v Bulletin Solutions, Inc.against Xen Foro Ltd., and its founders Kier, Mike and Ashley.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.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.