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Help to decide best forum application

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Carl29, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hi fellows,
    I'm going to create a forum styled website and I need some advise on to choose the best application.
    -The website will/must be by invitation only.
    -Must have three different levels (normal users, vips, private "where users from one level can't go to the other level unless the administrator authorise)
    -Site can show up on google search, but not the content.
    SEMrush

    Thanks
     
    Carl29, Dec 21, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. gamblinglord

    gamblinglord Peon

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    well there are so many applications that you can choose from the most popular probably is the vbulletin but then if you are looking for a free one i would recommend phpbb or simple machines. If you are really looking something unique which you want it to be custom made for you, you could pm me i know some good developers who don't charge a lot but still you can get what you really want.
     
    gamblinglord, Dec 21, 2010 IP
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    Choose MyBB hands down .
    It's free and beats Vbulletin in many aspects .
     
    Niteghost, Dec 24, 2010 IP
  4. Carl29

    Carl29 Active Member

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    what about regading security? I've read/heard that phpbb wasn't safe. what do you say about it?
     
    Carl29, Dec 25, 2010 IP
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    d3wlin Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for MyBB from me as well. I successfully use it on GIMP Forums for several months already.

    Based on your specifications I would also suggest to try Vanilla.
     
    d3wlin, Dec 27, 2010 IP
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    If you need Free forum script,then choose Simple Machine Forum(SMF) or PhpBB
    but if paid forum script then please go for Vbulletin .
     
    Binahmed, Dec 27, 2010 IP
  7. Carl29

    Carl29 Active Member

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    yes, I've just created a website with SMF, it's cool ...
     
    Carl29, Feb 9, 2011 IP
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    I've used SMF and it was nice. I have two vBulletin forums and have no issues with those either (other than the cost, lol).

    I just started a MyBB site and I've got to say I'm impressed with it so far. Only thing I don't like is it seems there are not that many good options for quality skins/themes yet but I'm sure that will come as it gets more popular. I think I'd recommend MyBB if you are looking for the free option.
     
    inomcoke, Mar 17, 2011 IP
  9. Reputation

    Reputation Peon

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    Free:SMF
    Paid:VBulletin

    Hands down this is the only choice to make, if your already paying, skip IPB and go straight with VB, otherwise, SMF is the way to go.
     
    Reputation, Mar 19, 2011 IP
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    myBB or phpBB if you want it free
    if you can pay, buy vBulletin
     
    rain21, Mar 20, 2011 IP
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    I would honestly start with free software. You have no idea at the outset whether you will wind up wanting to stay in this long term or not or how much time and energy you want to invest in it. A lot of people burn out on forums early when they realise just how much work is involved.

    I use SMF. MyBB is another very good free software.
     
    Groovystar, Mar 21, 2011 IP
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    Hi are want a Forum site so look the vbulletin com it's great site of forum there every thing you want you check this and take asuggest for your site and if want make other type so you can vist vbseo.com
     
    moonseo1, Mar 21, 2011 IP
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    Have you try Joomla with Kunena (or another forum extension)? I heard this combination is more easy to customize..
     
    paulinewilliam, Mar 22, 2011 IP
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    Krish Sharma, Mar 22, 2011 IP
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    malu_vashi Peon

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    #15
    try smf...........
     
    malu_vashi, Mar 26, 2011 IP