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Old Jan 23, 2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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good forum software?

Anyone know any good forum software?

This one (ie. vBulletin) is actually one of my favourites as a user, but I've been asked to set one up for a client and I've been looking at an open-source one called phpbb which seems to do the same job and be completely free at the same time. Does anyone else have any experience of it?

check out here: www.phpbb.com

suggestions welcome.
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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I've done phpbb and vbulletin and vbulletin was far superior, but also not free.

The admin panel in vbulletin has many many options.

If it was for you (personal interest site) I would say PHPBB, but for a client I would definitely go with vbulletin.
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I've done phpbb and vbulletin and vbulletin was far superior, but also not free.

The admin panel in vbulletin has many many options.

If it was for you (personal interest site) I would say PHPBB, but for a client I would definitely go with vbulletin.
I can only second dr427, if you want a free forum, you should better stick to PHPBB, but if you have the money and want to have more features, then vbulletin is your friend
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Old Jan 23, 2006, 08:04 PM   #5
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I'm going to recommend punBB once again over phpBB, as punBB doesn't seem to have the security problems that plague phpBB. punBB is a very lightweight piece of software, is standards compliant, and is easily customizable.
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 02:43 AM   #6
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Specifically, what phpBB-related security problems do you mean?
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 04:39 AM   #7
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I'd like to put in a vote for Vanilla.

Its a different kind of forum, but after poking around I have found I prefer it greatly to vbulletin or phpbb. But it depends largely on your needs. Check it out though and see if it is for you or not.
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What software does Mac Rumors use?
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I've had as of yet no problems with my phpBB board at System 7 Today, which has recently exceeded 1500 posts. Hopefully it continues this way. I haven't updated since 2.19 or whatever it is.
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Old Dec 8, 2006, 07:22 PM   #11
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maybe try phorum, you can theme it really easily (if you know css)
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Vbulletin is the best forum software, and it's widely used. And it has excellent support and plugins.
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 03:00 PM   #13
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Thought I'd throw this out there, haven't used it but saw it online the other day: http://simple-press.com/

Simple: Press - the feature rich, completely integrated and fully scalable forum plugin for WordPress.

In case the website you're building also includes a blog.
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