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guys help, VB or PHPBB ?!

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by dir_waleed, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. #1
    hey guys , am going to make a new forum soon

    and am not sure yet , what should i use ?! vbulletin or phpbb forum
    SEMrush
    and is there any free version of vbulletin which i can use ( i.e : phpbb is free)

    thanks ;)
     
    dir_waleed, Jan 2, 2010 IP
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  2. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    PHPBB... once you get the site established migrate to a paid forum. Especially now that vB just went to crap...using a free version that is stable will allow you to wait out all the vb4 bug fixes :D
     
    Qryztufre, Jan 2, 2010 IP
  3. dir_waleed

    dir_waleed Active Member

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    thanks mate :)

    but can i put some google adsense blocks into my phpbb forum ?! and same Question with revenue Sharing ...
     
    dir_waleed, Jan 2, 2010 IP
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    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    Yes, and I assume yes...if there is a mod for it. You'll need to find someone that knows something about PHPbb to answer that. heh... I could help for the VB board, as that's all I know.
     
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    webhost.uk.net Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion will be try out VB. Secure and safer.
     
    webhost.uk.net, Jan 2, 2010 IP
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    sawz Prominent Member

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    if you want free, go with smf.
     
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    Certainly vBulletin if you have the cash :) vBulletin has lots of mods to integrate with your forum. www.fragswitch.com offers vBulletin for £3/month. Though its not free, but you get to try it at a small price before committing to it.
     
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    what happened to vb?
     
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    klkhosting Member

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    here is how to do it

    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=1146135
     
    klkhosting, Jan 4, 2010 IP
  10. LachyTV

    LachyTV Guest

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    Phpbb is the best for free and there is no VB software for free I would suggest you just use PHPBB until you have allot of members, Your forum may flop or you might loss interest before then so I would think that it is best just to run PHPBB for now
     
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    Go for smf or mybb both are good free alternatives
     
    Bohra, Jan 5, 2010 IP
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    QFT - Quoted for truth. Go with a free script for the first year. After that first year, if your site is still online, then go with some paid forum software.

    The vbulletin project is in a heck of a mess right now. I highly recommend that you look at invision power board until the vbulletin stuff is fixed.

    For a free script, I can not recommend phpbb - go with SMF or MYBB. I have seen too many phpbb forums hacked to recommend it for anything.
     
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    ChopSuey Peon

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    If you want to go with vB, there are licenses for sale here .....i see a few threads.
    I say vB if you want easy forum management :)
     
    ChopSuey, Jan 6, 2010 IP
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    dir_waleed Active Member

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    thank you so much guys , i've decided to use mybb , i found it really interesting !!
    with much usefull mods and themes ,
     
    dir_waleed, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    Yea even im playing around with mybb these days its pretty simple to use too..just like smf
     
    Bohra, Jan 8, 2010 IP
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    Go with phpBB3. It is very stable, highly secure, scalable, and has high performance. vB is a server resource hog, from my experience.
     
    heyman12, Jan 11, 2010 IP
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    myp Well-Known Member

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    vb4 is really bad right now, but vb3 is still good. For the future though, I would take IPB as the top choice right now though. If you can get vb3 cheap though, that is also a great option. If you are going free I'd recommend mybb.
     
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    Unless you want to pay $200 for VB i think you should stick with phpBB. myBB is a good forum aswell.
     
    Mohanddo, Jan 12, 2010 IP
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    lightstarm2k Well-Known Member

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    Which one? myBB or SMF or phpBB?

    I also wanna make a forum but don't know which one to choose
     
    lightstarm2k, Jan 17, 2010 IP
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    From those three, I like mybb the best at the moment, although this tends to change from time to time as some software come out with better, newer releases, etc.
     
    myp, Jan 17, 2010 IP