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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)
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  2. PHPBB

    21 vote(s)
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  3. Others, please recommend

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    31.1%
  1. Sigmaq

    Sigmaq Peon

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    #61
    Smf is better but check http://fireboard.com/ .... It`s using smf and it will load in 30 minutes. Thats because it has many members.
    SEMrush
     
    Sigmaq, Jan 5, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. peter_anderson

    peter_anderson Notable Member

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    #62
    MyBB is almost vB, but free! :)
     
    peter_anderson, Jan 5, 2008 IP
  3. UKWebmasterForum

    UKWebmasterForum Guest

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    #63
    You must have server problems too, what is your URL, 30 minutes is a hell of a wait, I am suprised you have members at all if I understand you right :p. Please provide URL I am interested now.
     
    UKWebmasterForum, Jan 5, 2008 IP
  4. sweet_jasmine

    sweet_jasmine Banned

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    #64
    well i voted phpbb.
     
    sweet_jasmine, Jan 5, 2008 IP
  5. Lost Soul

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    #65
    phpBB 3 the best free BB script ever

    for the paid ones, IPB and vBulletin will be recommended
     
    Lost Soul, Jan 5, 2008 IP
  6. Suri.CMS

    Suri.CMS Peon

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    #66
    Sorry, I didn't quite get your statement.
    Do you mean that you are using Joomla Fireboard and it's taking 30 minutes (to load a page) because of high traffic ?
    That means, you are saying Fireboard has serious performance problems ?
     
    Suri.CMS, Jan 6, 2008 IP
  7. Sigmaq

    Sigmaq Peon

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    #67
    Its not the Fire Board for joomla. Its just a confusing domain name that uses SMF not FIREBOARD.
     
    Sigmaq, Jan 6, 2008 IP
  8. sweetlouise

    sweetlouise Well-Known Member

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    #68
    SMF has an easy to install plugin system..
     
    sweetlouise, Jan 6, 2008 IP
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    Suri.CMS Peon

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    #69
    I guess it's mostly server issue. B'cos I have seen SMF sites with real high traffic. And they load fast.
     
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  10. nks

    nks Well-Known Member

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    #70
    I have to agree with you. It's likely that the server is encountering heavy load. SMF should be pretty well-tuned to handle high traffic, basically if it takes 30 minutes to load, there must be serious problem with the site.

    Are you certain it's 30 minutes and not 30 seconds?
     
    nks, Jan 6, 2008 IP
  11. Suri.CMS

    Suri.CMS Peon

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    #71
    Even 30 seconds is tooooo high - I guess ;)
     
    Suri.CMS, Jan 6, 2008 IP
  12. benefita

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    #72
    My favorite is SMF... I have no problems with it...
    -Easy to manage
    -High security
    -Good looking
     
    benefita, Jan 6, 2008 IP
  13. Frankitude

    Frankitude Member

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    #73
    bbPress is a standalone package that can be integrated with WordPress. Some people refer to bbPress as WordPress forum plugin, but it runs without Wordpress.

    The same forum software is used on Wordpress.org support. It is easy to make it play nicely with WordPress and share features and database.

    bbPress Forum software

    SMF and PHPbb are packages bloated with useless features and compared to bbPress they both use archaic code.
     
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  14. dhruvd

    dhruvd Active Member

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    SMF for sure ............ being much more user friendly ... !
     
    dhruvd, Jan 6, 2008 IP
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    bcdxer Well-Known Member

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    #75
    mu favorite is yaBB forum
     
    bcdxer, Jan 8, 2008 IP
  16. letsjoy

    letsjoy Well-Known Member

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    #76
    Mybb for free and paid vbulletin for sure!
     
    letsjoy, Jan 8, 2008 IP
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    #77
    i use smf and it is very very good - its free - no spam , and very nice skins (a lot of)
    phpbb is very very with spam - because there have software to do spam in phpbb forums.
     
    shimon333, Jan 8, 2008 IP
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    Kagato Banned

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    #78
    phpBB3 looks really good :D
     
    Kagato, Jan 8, 2008 IP
  19. nks

    nks Well-Known Member

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    #79
    It still looks like a very close fight between SMF and phpBB....
     
    nks, Jan 10, 2008 IP