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simX
Jul 15, 2003, 03:43 PM
Does anybody know what software runs the MacRumors forums? I'm looking to implement a system very similar to these forums, and I was wondering where (if possible) I could get information about the software.

Thanks!

szark
Jul 15, 2003, 03:54 PM
MacRumors runs vBulletin (http://www.vbulletin.com) software.

mnkeybsness
Jul 15, 2003, 06:39 PM
or try phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com), which is VERY similar to vBulletin, yet completely free to use for any purpose.

Gus
Jul 16, 2003, 07:29 PM
phpBB is a great forum database, just make sure your hosting package includes a MySQL database and supports php. Some of the cheaper hosting packages do not, or charge extra.

Regards,
Gus

Giaguara
Jul 16, 2003, 09:54 PM
vBulletin is the best but it's not free.

if you can't / don't want to pay, try invisionboard.

phpBB .. well it's ok.

i use woltlab. i have tried all of those - vBulletin seems the nicest. Woltlab is ok, i've had no problems so i'm not changing it. invision is nice and easy to make look ok. phpBB is the one i like the least. if you choose that, at least forget the default skins, they are superugly!

Royal Pineapple
Jul 17, 2003, 04:30 AM
how much does vbulitin cost ive herd alot of complaints about the cost and wanted to know if they were justified, i can see paying up to 150 for it but i havent seen all the features of it, just thoes implemented here.

Juventuz
Jul 17, 2003, 09:01 AM
http://www.vbulletin.com/order/

You're looking at $160 if you want to own the software, cheaper if you lease it.

Wardofsky
Jul 17, 2003, 09:47 AM
Sadly, it's not as simple as HTML, it runs in its own sort of code.

Which is where you get the code
stuff from, I was going to start up a forum, but decided not to as it would've taken way too long.

Juventuz
Jul 17, 2003, 01:55 PM
It's not that difficult actually... I run a forum and it was relatively easy to set up and modify. I use phpBB

Royal Pineapple
Jul 17, 2003, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by Juventuz
http://www.vbulletin.com/order/

You're looking at $160 if you want to own the software, cheaper if you lease it.
well thats not too steep, i can see paying that