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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

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    34.4%
  2. PHPBB

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

    19 vote(s)
    31.1%
  1. andrej

    andrej Notable Member

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    #41
    Ah, OK. Then I would probably go with SMF.
    SEMrush
     
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  2. longroad

    longroad Well-Known Member

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    #42
    MyBB is my favorite.
    Easy to set up, easy to use and looks good. Not a fan of SMF or phpBB as far as free forums go.
     
    longroad, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  3. googleminigames.com

    googleminigames.com Banned

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    #43
    SMF :) is winning...
     
    googleminigames.com, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  4. cakes malone

    cakes malone Peon

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    #44
    If money is not an option then I am using vBulletin, however I just did an install of phpbb3 and will say it has come along way since phpbb2 that I first used years ago.

    The real question is do you think people that visit forums care what software it runs? Will a site be more likely to retain members if it uses a vBulletin as opposed to phpbb or smf?
     
    cakes malone, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  5. Scorpiono

    Scorpiono Well-Known Member

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    #45
    vbulletin ;) definetly!
     
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  6. for_si2003

    for_si2003 Banned

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    #46
    Having tried phpBB, I will not suggest going for it. It is not very flexible. I will have to enter into "coding" to do some custom changes. Next time I will invest some money on vBulletin, even if it means risking $75 or so.
     
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  7. googsmaster

    googsmaster Guest

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    #47
    vBulletin
    lots of mods available
    good service from the company
     
    googsmaster, Dec 30, 2007 IP
  8. diri

    diri Peon

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    #48
    PHPBB is the best in that list. However i love Vbulliten. Its easy to use, easy to install mods and secure. Try having a loook at that - but its costly.
     
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  9. Nosfer

    Nosfer Well-Known Member

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    #49
    if you want to go for a free forum version you should probably go for SMF. it's really good ;) also, if you've got a joomla based website, you could try Fireboard.

    else, i really really like Invision and vBulletin, but those cost money.
     
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    #50
    I say SMF.....
     
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    niessuh Well-Known Member

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    #51
    i now love using myBB they got lot of cool skins..

    go for myBB!
     
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    #52
    neither, I would go with vbulletin
     
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    n1ck Active Member

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    #53
    if you know php and like to code then go with smf. but if you are like me and prefer to just have plugins, go with phpbb
     
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  14. Axis.technologies

    Axis.technologies Peon

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    #54
    SMF is Cool
     
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    Paintball Guns Active Member

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    #55
    I agree. vBulletin is the far-and-away leader in forum software. But it isn't free.
     
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    Frankitude Member

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    #56
    I love bbPress. Find it at "bbpress.org".
     
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  17. UKWebmasterForum

    UKWebmasterForum Guest

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    #57
    Out of the two you listed, SMF in terms of security, although I cannot say I have used phpBB3 as of yet, so I couldn't give you the positive there. But from what I have heard SMF. Although if you have a budget and you can afford vBulletin I would definitely say go for it. In terms of SEO, security, customisation, functionality, build quality, etc - I would say vBulletin is 100% worth the price.

    IPB is another option if you would like something different, although I don't think it has as good of a reputation as vBulletin yet, but from some of the threads I have read in here it could make a swift approach in the forum world.
     
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  18. nks

    nks Well-Known Member

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    #58
    Is it a standalone forum or a plugin?
     
    nks, Jan 4, 2008 IP
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    #59
    I recommend you SMF
     
    anakyn, Jan 4, 2008 IP
  20. dannywwww

    dannywwww Active Member

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    #60
    I think smf is alot easyer to manage addons,themes ect. SMF ALL THE WAY !!!!!
     
    dannywwww, Jan 5, 2008 IP