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best forum s/w next to VB

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by phd, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    Which forum is best next to VB, and ofcourse should be free. Is that SMF? or should I go with phpBB or anything else?

    I'm thinking to start community for talks about Movies, fun stuff etc.
     
    phd, Feb 19, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    Either SMF or phpbb is good.
    Personally I prefer phpbb ;)
     
    Richie_Ni, Feb 19, 2007 IP
  3. KingofKings

    KingofKings Banned

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    Well the second best is phpbb, but I think you should stick to VB... It's simply the best one out there.
     
    KingofKings, Feb 19, 2007 IP
  4. Diether

    Diether Peon

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    It's all a matter of personal preferences.
    I chose SMF over phpBB because it's more secure and has more features.
    With phpBB I installed a bunch of mods to add extra features that are default with SMF, so saved me a lot of time when upgrading the forum or installing those mods.

    If you have to choose between phpBB and SMF, then I say go for SMF.
    There is also MyBB, but never really used that one.
    So can't tell you much about that.
     
    Diether, Feb 19, 2007 IP
  5. Endurer

    Endurer Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to modifying the board, I am more comfortable with phpBB (because I know the ins and outs) than I am with SMF. phpBB misses a lot of useful features that SMF has in it's stock package, giving it an edge over phpBB. Nevertheless, I'd suggest SMF to you since it's more user/admin friendly than phpBB.
     
    Endurer, Feb 19, 2007 IP
  6. just-4-teens

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    i would normally say SMF, however myBB seems to be on the up and is basicly a clone of VB.
     
    just-4-teens, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    I prefer SMF. It is more secure.
     
    casperl, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    I've was using phpBB for a while, but decided to switch to myBB. It has a lot of features built in, and it is very customizable. However, the community isn't nearly as large as that of phpBB, so you'll find there is less support and available mods.
     
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    SMF is the best free forum....
     
    sbm, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    phpBB for those who want to make some huge theme tweakins as I do. It's simple and to the point. externall CSS and pages that can be saved on the PC, tweaked and uploaded again. HTML driven template and no limits to your creativity. Thousands of hacks for those who seem to like installing them (as I do). I run sites in all the big 5 scripts (VB, IPB, phpBB, SMF and MyBB) and to this day I am more in love with phpBB than any of them. As a skin designer I also chose this every time I can.
     
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    I'd say phpBB
     
    inworx, Feb 26, 2007 IP
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    invision power board of course ;)
     
    terminatoronly, Mar 7, 2007 IP
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    sukantab Well-Known Member

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    After VB, 1. phpBB, 2. SMF
     
    sukantab, Mar 7, 2007 IP
  15. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Having been busy developing ICo-Content over the last few months, I got a good insight into vB, phpBB and SMF. Code and functionality wise, vB is far superior. Second, in my mind, comes SMF. It's aestetically far more pleasing that phpBB's looks and code and has more useful options too IMO. Its license is also much easier to work with.

    PhpBB seems a bit outdated for what it is. Not very "2.0".

    So, I'd go with SMF (with my plugin to get it going ;) )
     
    T0PS3O, Mar 8, 2007 IP