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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by simX, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    simX

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    #1
    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!
     
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    szark

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    mnkeybsness

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    or try phpBB, which is VERY similar to vBulletin, yet completely free to use for any purpose.
     
  4. Gus
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    Gus

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    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
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    Royal Pineapple

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    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.
     
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    Juventuz

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  8. macrumors 65816

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    Sadly, it's not as simple as HTML, it runs in its own sort of code.

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

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    #9
    It's not that difficult actually... I run a forum and it was relatively easy to set up and modify. I use phpBB
     
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    Royal Pineapple

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    well thats not too steep, i can see paying that
     

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