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Best Forum Software?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by jloc, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. #1
    I am looking for the best PAID forum software to fit a gaming site. I already have a vBulletin license and vB3 is too old and outdated and I hate vB4 so i'm looking for something different.

    Give me your opinions on the best one and why ;)
    SEMrush
     
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  2. Slincon

    Slincon Well-Known Member

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    I used to like IPB (paid) and PHPBB (free), but now I prefer VBulletin and SMF (free).
     
    Slincon, Sep 18, 2011 IP
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    Still vb for me :)
     
    jimba, Sep 18, 2011 IP
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    alodia Peon

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    I believe its warriorsforum.. IMO
     
    alodia, Sep 18, 2011 IP
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    yooozy Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for phpbb it's simple and reliable
     
    yooozy, Sep 18, 2011 IP
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    VB all the way.
     
    ki12, Sep 18, 2011 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #7
    XenForo is pretty nice and getting even nicer pretty rapidly.
     
    digitalpoint, Sep 18, 2011 IP
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    aap Well-Known Member

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    +1 for XenForo
    I love its interface. Simple and modern :)
     
    aap, Sep 19, 2011 IP
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    RobinInTexas Active Member

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    If I were you I'd take a look at MyBB

    For a review of it and to see how it stacks up against some others, paid and free go to Forum Software Reviews
     
    RobinInTexas, Sep 19, 2011 IP
  10. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    I'd check out xenforo as well

    you're doing it wrong..
     
    Brandon Sheley, Sep 19, 2011 IP
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    techielog Greenhorn

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    I would prefer VB after seeing its feature on this forum.
     
    techielog, Sep 22, 2011 IP
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    sambling Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    IPB Board looks fantastic
     
    sambling, Oct 2, 2011 IP
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    You have a lot to choose from, and it really depends on if you are going to be paying for the software or not. If you are going with a free software, chances are you will have money left over for a custom or well made theme. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend on it.
     
    MrJohn, Oct 3, 2011 IP
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    sagarrai000 Peon

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    i never Heard about this.But this pretty good.
     
    sagarrai000, Oct 7, 2011 IP
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    Rainulf Active Member

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    Best one I've seen so far is Vanilla Forum - it's a very unique piece of software. Pretty lightweight too. It doesn't have too many extra useless crap like most forum softwares have these days. Ofcourse, it's also customable, its got addons, etc.
     
    Rainulf, Oct 12, 2011 IP
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    caret Peon

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    its vBulletin for a paid forum & myBB for free forum according to me.

    we are using vbulletin and its good even though I don't much like of vb4 series @ the current stakes.
    We are still using 3.8 series with out any issues.
     
    caret, Oct 17, 2011 IP
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    yooozy Well-Known Member

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    yeah vannila forum is cool, it could be a great choice for a gaming site
     
    yooozy, Oct 18, 2011 IP
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    b2tang Peon

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    yeah, I use phpbb since it is open source and free, i can configure it myself of my own server.
     
    b2tang, Oct 20, 2011 IP
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    rajpk Active Member

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    i will go for phpbb because its free :) i havnot used paid forums
     
    rajpk, Oct 21, 2011 IP
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    karius Peon

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    how to use vanilla forum?
     
    karius, Oct 22, 2011 IP