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POLL mybb VS. PHPBB

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by andre1995, Oct 28, 2010.

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Mybb or phpbb

  1. Mybb

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  2. Phpbb 3

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  1. #1
    I know i made a question before but i would like a fresh new poll.
    SEMrush
     
    andre1995, Oct 28, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. -Aw-

    -Aw- Active Member

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    Explanations aside, it's really a "different strokes for different folks" kind of thing.

    Explanations in, one my forums run MyBB, along with the Google SEO plugin, Facebook Connect, and a few extra SEO template changes (mostly of the h1, h2, and p varieties), and really, I've gotten everything I wanted to be done. The name, phpBB has turned me off in the past considering they were so feature-laggy, insecure (to be fair on that point, both have since got several security audits so security is almost a non-issue, especially if you backup), and MOD installation has always been a pain. Don't get me wrong, they've improved most of them, but their actual development is slow (don't get me wrong, this was 2007, and MyBB wasn't even better).

    - Why did it take till November 2009 to even add a basic quick reply feature? MyBB, vBulletin, SMF, and even IPB have had it for years.
    - So now 3.1 is having a plugin system. Sounds good. MyBB has it too, added five years ago, though, with almost the same functionality.
    - AutoMOD doesn't cut it. If you get a PHP error, how are you going to know if there's a problem if you can't even disable all your MODs at once?

    For the longest time, I've considered phpBB to be the Internet Explorer of forum software. Now I've realized a few things.

    1.) SMF is easily the slowest now.
    2.) That corporate bully Internet Brands has shown what it can due with its "power." My, my. I really hope Xenforo does well.

    MyBB has come quite a long way. It was considered "new," then it became "the alternative," now it's growing. And how can it not? Support only has gotten greater and greater, and it's going to keep going, especially towards MyBB 2.0.
     
    -Aw-, Oct 28, 2010 IP
  3. Woodcs82

    Woodcs82 Guest

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    What about SMF...arent they good?
     
    Woodcs82, Oct 30, 2010 IP
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    -Aw- Active Member

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    1.1 is 5 years old and 2.0 is three. Everything there is well out of date. Three years later, 2.0 can't even come out final, their developers don't really seem to be able to get anything done, and Amacythe really screwed the entire project over single-handedly.

    They used to be good. Then again, those were 2005 standards.
     
    -Aw-, Oct 31, 2010 IP
  5. d3wlin

    d3wlin Well-Known Member

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    Voted for MyBB. I'm a latecomer to the forum management field and that's why I have experience only with MyBB out of the two. :) I started with forums a little more than a year ago and then I accumulated that the recommended forum engine is MyBB. My GIMP forum is based on MyBB and all I can tell it's very nice in use. So now after a year I definitely recommend it to others.
     
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    Actually SMF 2.0 has been in development since 2005. You can look it up. And yes it's still in beta as RC4. Ridiculous. To me there is no doubt that MyBB is the #1 free open source software. PHPBB doesn't even come close.

    One of the things MyBB lacked 2 years ago was plugins and themes. Both of which are no longer an issue. There is an abundance of plugin authors and theme developers now.
     
    RectangleMan, Nov 18, 2010 IP
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    I never disagreed with you, I just meant that their first public release was three. After all, didn't Ryan start 2.0 till 1.4, right? I suppose we could also agree on phpBB, but it's about time they added a plugin system. Don't know what's so special about it, considering MyBB has had one... for five years now.
     
    -Aw-, Nov 18, 2010 IP
  8. Riseing

    Riseing Peon

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    Why is this even a contest?
     
    Riseing, Nov 19, 2010 IP
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    rain21 Active Member

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    #9
    I like phpBB
     
    rain21, Nov 24, 2010 IP
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    jahangir Peon

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    I voted for MyBB. It is easy to manage and more user-friendly.
     
    jahangir, Nov 24, 2010 IP
  11. sheldon365

    sheldon365 Greenhorn

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    Mybb all the way. Not only is it the best free available forum software but it is also very similar to vb in terms of features. Only drawback is the lack of support. You do not have a lot of members to help you out incase you have a problem and you are left scratching your head to figure out how to solve your problems on your own.
     
    sheldon365, Nov 29, 2010 IP
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    I've actually never had a support issue with MyBB. Actually, I helped more than I got help.
     
    -Aw-, Nov 29, 2010 IP
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    #13
    I would go for MyBB, as it has tons of great features as compared to phpBB.
     
    ghazal, Dec 3, 2010 IP
  14. weblineindia

    weblineindia Peon

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    I have used both 2 years far.

    imo, phpBB is better than myBB, after all its all up to your requirements.
     
    weblineindia, Dec 3, 2010 IP
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    Explain why.
     
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    .data Peon

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    Mybb defiantly , i just find phpbb way to hard if you want a simple task doing
     
    .data, Dec 12, 2010 IP
  17. *pushkar*

    *pushkar* Well-Known Member

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    Mybb rocks. I love it
     
    *pushkar*, Dec 13, 2010 IP
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    ashish. Peon

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    I heard that PhpBB is most widely used script just like wordpress
     
    ashish., Dec 14, 2010 IP
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    But that means nothing (phpBB has around a 70% market share). It's like saying Internet Explorer is the most used browser.
     
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    how to integrate wordpress and my bb?
     
    saptakmandal, Jan 6, 2011 IP