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Favourite Free Forum Software?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Dark Legend, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. #1
    What's your favourite free forum software. Mine's Mybb

    and in order I would put

    Mybb>>PhpBB>>CosmicBoards>>SMF.
    SEMrush
     
    Dark Legend, Jul 6, 2010 IP
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  2. heyman12

    heyman12 Peon

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    phpBB. Simple where it count, powerful where it matters. Version 3.0.x is extremely secure, and runs lightly. What I like the most is how easy it is to build a site around, as it provides a great framework for doing so.
     
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    subdivisions Well-Known Member

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    #3
    It doesn't even have Quick Reply......

    MyBB hands down, with SMF in second.
     
    subdivisions, Jul 7, 2010 IP
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    ayaha Well-Known Member

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    #4
    phpbb is best.and it also has quick reply option
     
    ayaha, Jul 8, 2010 IP
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    -Aw- Active Member

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    #5
    It took them years to even add quick reply, RSS Import, and the list goes on. MyBB/SMF, and even anyone else had it since version 1.0. Definitely phpBB is not the choice when they're still in the file edit days. Interesting CosmicBoards is mentioned though, it's promising, but I don't think it's there yet, but Cosmic's very progressive nonetheless.
     
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  6. Stingerftw

    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    #6
    It doesn't matter how long it took them, the fact now is that they have it.

    For me it's phpBB/MyBB and I don't like the others, although ive been watching cosmicboard's progress and it has been going steadily.
     
    Stingerftw, Jul 8, 2010 IP
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    naciketas Peon

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    phpBB is supposed to be very effective and good. The other forum software are also good. It is hard to pick the best.
     
    naciketas, Jul 8, 2010 IP
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    d3wlin Well-Known Member

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    My vote goes to MyBB. I have this open source and quality feeling around this project. I decided to go with MyBB two months ago on GIMP Forums and couldn't be happier, it's a pleasant experience to use it.
     
    d3wlin, Jul 8, 2010 IP
  9. Puntocom

    Puntocom Greenhorn

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    My vote also goes to MyBB, specially since Internet Brands poor support and buggy vBulletin 4.
     
    Puntocom, Jul 9, 2010 IP
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    Snell Member

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    #10
    Phpbb for me. :)

    I just like it
     
    Snell, Jul 10, 2010 IP
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    Vote for phpBB, that works seem not bad. :)
     
    ked38, Jul 10, 2010 IP
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    Puntocom Greenhorn

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    #12
    I prefer MyBB mainly because:

    - Very easy to customize.
    - Really user friendly, AJAX powered and feature-rich by default.
    - Support team is very good.
    - Lots of plugin and a very clean plugin interface. Really easy to make plugins.
    - Good spanish translations.
    - It looks great, it remembers me to the good vBulletin :)
    - GPL ! this guarantees that Internet Brands will not destroy it.

    I only recommend MyBB, and I have used SMF, MyBB, PunBB, bbpress, vBulletin. For my MyBB is the best by far.
     
    Puntocom, Jul 11, 2010 IP
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    MyBB only :)

    I so very much agree with Puntocom.
     
    mastermunj, Jul 27, 2010 IP
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    etc Well-Known Member

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    i like SMF as there are lots of mods and plugins to choose from.
     
    etc, Jul 27, 2010 IP
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    Through all of my years of foruming and experimenting with different forum softwares, I'm going to have to say phpBB. If you know what you're doing, then it's the most customizable software out there. It's extremely flexible and powerful.
     
    Vindrome, Jul 27, 2010 IP
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    #16
    I like SMF.
     
    policywala, Jul 28, 2010 IP