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Forums - Which Is Better?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by nks, Dec 26, 2007.

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Which is better?

  1. SMF

    21 vote(s)
    34.4%
  2. PHPBB

    21 vote(s)
    34.4%
  3. Others, please recommend

    19 vote(s)
    31.1%
  1. jbladeus

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    #21
    After getting bitten a bit too many times by phpbb, i'd say SMF as its a lot secure than phpbb.
    Only use phpbb if you enjoy cleaning up hundreds of spam posts and bot registrations each day.
    SEMrush
     
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    SEMrush
  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #22
    Go with vbulletin, it's the best ;)
    and before someone grips about the cost, you get what you pay for. :D
     
    Brandon Sheley, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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  3. googleminigames.com

    googleminigames.com Banned

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    #23
    blah....SMF LOL :)

    i cant Believe SMF is Losing :( whats wrong ppl....
     
    googleminigames.com, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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    #24
    when I looked at smf, the thing I didn't like is that every post in every thread is clickable

    that must confuse the heck out of googlebot
     
    ruffnat, Dec 27, 2007 IP
  5. experienceadvertising

    experienceadvertising Peon Affiliate Manager

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    #25
    I like vBulletin a lot...with the VBSEO plugin of course!
     
    experienceadvertising, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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    hotpop Peon

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    #26
    I prefer to SMF, because it's stable and fast
     
    hotpop, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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    niessuh Well-Known Member

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    #27
    base on experience,, SMF is the best.
     
    niessuh, Dec 27, 2007 IP
  8. Suri.CMS

    Suri.CMS Peon

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    #28
    Just a suggestion. Don't go for looks. You can customize any forum software to look the way you want.

    But it's always better to use a 'secure' software. You will know it's importance when your forum grows and you had to delete hundreds (if not thousands) of bot posts and spam registrations. And on one day, you will lose all your work because of lack of security and someone hacks your board.

    Because of this reason, I will never choose PhpBB as it is having a great history of exploits.

    If you want free, go for SMF.
    If you want paid, go for vBulletin (Latest version of IPB 2.3.3 is also good)
     
    Suri.CMS, Dec 27, 2007 IP
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  9. nks

    nks Well-Known Member

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    #29
    A lot of you guys seem to prefer SMF over phpBB, but then the poll seems to tell a different story... What's going on? Apart from EJRaven's post to advice on using MyBB and Vanilla, which are alternative forum software, it seems that there is still rather little difference between SMF and phpBB.
     
    nks, Dec 28, 2007 IP
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    #30
    Phpbb Sucks! Lol Break The Tie ....
     
    googleminigames.com, Dec 28, 2007 IP
  11. cashin07

    cashin07 Active Member

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    cashin07, Dec 28, 2007 IP
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  12. googleminigames.com

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    #32
    is that Other... Wikipedia Article :p

    Cool never head of it
     
    googleminigames.com, Dec 28, 2007 IP
  13. nks

    nks Well-Known Member

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    #33
    Is this a forum board; does sound very new to me. Got to check it out. Thanks :)
     
    nks, Dec 28, 2007 IP
  14. Franck S

    Franck S Peon

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    #34
    I have a phpbb forum ,and I received so much spam that I stopped it! My webmaster is trying to add the mods for me, I hope everything will be ok soon.

    Since I am getting a new Joomla site, I will get a forum specially for Joomla.
     
    Franck S, Dec 29, 2007 IP
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    cashin07 Active Member

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    #35
    Yes, it is. And a very popular one in Chinese language forums. They have an English version but it is not known, they have not done any proper promotion I guess.
     
    cashin07, Dec 29, 2007 IP
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    #36
    I gave SMF a vote ... If they continue with their progress they will surpass PHPBB in everybody's mind. :)
     
    CosmicRay, Dec 29, 2007 IP
  17. Tom Strong

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    #37
    Hello there,

    I think phpBB3 is way better only if you know how to keep the spambots at bay.. more easy to mod, bigger community, etc
     
    Tom Strong, Dec 29, 2007 IP
  18. Tom Strong

    Tom Strong Peon

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    #38
    Ever tried to implement a context image confirmation upon registering the site ? Very ease to "hardcode" into phpBB .. if you know php.
     
    Tom Strong, Dec 29, 2007 IP
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    andrej Notable Member

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    #39
    I would go with vBulletin. I'm so used to it - using DP. :)
     
    andrej, Dec 29, 2007 IP
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    nks Well-Known Member

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    #40
    Just FYI, we are talking about free (unpaid) forum applications. Of course most of us will know that either vBulletin or Invasion are the best applications for forums site.
     
    nks, Dec 29, 2007 IP