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Help me choose - vB, XenForo, IPB, MyBB, Vanilla,YaBB, phpBB, SMF, punBB or XMB

Discussion in 'XenForo' started by BeautifulDomainNames, Mar 30, 2012.

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Best Overall Forum Software - Regardless of Price

  1. vB

    26 vote(s)
    30.2%
  2. XenForo

    36 vote(s)
    41.9%
  3. IPB

    10 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. MyBB

    15 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. Vanilla

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  6. YaBB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. phpBB

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  8. SMF

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  9. punBB

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  10. XMB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Clickfinity

    Clickfinity Active Member

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    #21
    For me it's Xenforo - simply because it's easy for my members to use and easier for me and my moderator teams to manage (I've previously used vB 3.8.4 [refused to use vB 4] and IPB Suite 3.1.4).
    SEMrush
     
    Clickfinity, May 5, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dojodesign

    dojodesign Active Member

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    #22
    XenForo. Still new, maybe immature, but amazingly easy to use and so little 'bloat' compared to others. I have purchased 3 licenses in just 3 months and am seriously considering moving my 4 Vbulletin forums to it
     
    dojodesign, May 10, 2012 IP
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  3. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Member

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    #23
    I'll also toss in my support for XenForo. vBulletin used to be the de facto standard back in the days, but they dropped the ball with vB4. I was looking for an exit strategy, and then learnt about XenForo on their own forums, and have been a staunch supporter ever since.

    It's actually made me enjoy being a forum admin again. It's by far the user-friendliest for your end-users, but as an admin, your tasks are also made a lot easier. Removing spam couldn't be easier, and the security system handles things on a "minimal effort" basis, making sure you can quickly set up permissions that bubble on through by means of usergroups, rather than having to set them individually for every group for every forum. It's also extremely easy to install and style, even for beginners.

    Should you require any assistance, we are a leading XenForo Services provider, and would be happy to help out with any issues you might run into :)

    Best,

    Peter
    SchmitzIT
     
    SchmitzIT, May 14, 2012 IP
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  4. rising_sun

    rising_sun Peon

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    #24
    My vote goes for MyBB and SMF.
     
    rising_sun, May 29, 2012 IP
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  5. PhillTheChill

    PhillTheChill Active Member

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    #25
    Went from PHPBB to vBulletin to IPB which I am really liking at present
     
    PhillTheChill, May 30, 2012 IP
  6. JFSG

    JFSG Active Member

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    #26
    I've always been a big fan of MyBB. I totally hate phpBB.
     
    JFSG, Jun 3, 2012 IP
  7. rapidleechflux

    rapidleechflux Peon

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    #27
    IPB is Best For Better User Interface
    But VB is Best For Management
    From This You Can Choose....
     
    rapidleechflux, Jun 3, 2012 IP
  8. matters5

    matters5 Member

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    #28
    I voted Vanilla! They have a new open source edition coming out very soon (soon to be in beta) that will blow you away.
     
    matters5, Jun 5, 2012 IP
  9. petertdavis

    petertdavis Notable Member

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    #29
    Do you work for them?
     
    petertdavis, Jun 5, 2012 IP
  10. matters5

    matters5 Member

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    #30
    No. Just excited about a great product.
     
    matters5, Jun 6, 2012 IP
  11. petertdavis

    petertdavis Notable Member

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    #31
    LoL, I was just being sarcastic really, but yea I think they have some good ideas. I'm afraid that when I looked deeper at it, I found that a lot of the excitement was hype.
     
    petertdavis, Jun 6, 2012 IP
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  12. W4rMonk3y

    W4rMonk3y Peon

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    #32
    I voted mybb. I have used many different forum software but mybb is easy to use and has good mod support and of course its free. It depends on what you want to do and how big your user base will become, stability and security is smart. phpbb would be recommended for larger communities.SMF is okay but I still like mybb.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2012
    W4rMonk3y, Jun 9, 2012 IP
  13. tricksmatrix

    tricksmatrix Greenhorn

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    #33
    Hi :)
    I use SMF 2.0.2 and I must say that I am happy with it. In my opinion, SMF is the best "free forum software" that one can find on the internet. The most important advantages that I find with SMF is that they are expanding rapidly. Since it is an open source and light software, the number of people using SMF is increasing day by day and the number of mods is also increasing at a steady rate. Further more, we get good support at simplemachines.org. At simple machines, we get the chance to discuss things directly with the coders of their respective mods. Also, SMF is compatible with mobile users using WAP. And I think SMF would prove to be the best in the log run, after the release of some more versions (Just like wordpress did). These facts force me stick with SMF.

    However if you are ready to spend money on the forum software, I would suggest using Vbulletin. It has the best quality among paid forum software. Everyone likes the look and feel :cool: of a VBulletin forum .
     
    tricksmatrix, Jun 17, 2012 IP
  14. BeautifulDomainNames

    BeautifulDomainNames Peon

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    #34
    Wow, that's saying something.


    Repped everyone that I could!


    Thanks
     
    BeautifulDomainNames, Jun 20, 2012 IP
  15. DreamsMaker

    DreamsMaker Active Member

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    #35
    IPB and Vanilla is the best 2 softwares.
    They are modern and easy to manage, customize also.

    vBulletin is too heavy now, i'd like recommend vB only it's still in 3.x
     
    DreamsMaker, Jun 24, 2012 IP
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    AC36 Peon

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    V bulliten is overprices and donot like its look
     
    AC36, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    cameronpalte Active Member

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    #37
    Regardless of price vbulletin is the best however, if you can't afford it mybb is best.
     
    cameronpalte, Jul 19, 2012 IP
  18. Humza

    Humza Peon

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    #38
    I voted for MyBB too, open source, large plugin base and more.. :)
     
    Humza, Jul 21, 2012 IP
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    #39
    Best FREE forum software: phpBB
    Best of all but with a cutthroat price: vB
     
    goodboy133, Aug 29, 2012 IP
  20. hirenshinde

    hirenshinde Active Member

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    #40
    Have voted for vbulletin and having full fledged forum with valid vbulletin license. PM if interested.
     
    hirenshinde, Sep 1, 2012 IP