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Running a Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by gary101, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. edlinux

    edlinux Member

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    #21
    i have try mybb, vbulletin,phpbb2,phpbb3 and smf
    SEMrush
    smf is the way to go!!
     
    edlinux, Nov 8, 2009 IP
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    dellz Peon

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    #22
    Thank you for the information from everyone. :D
     
    dellz, Nov 12, 2009 IP
  3. GeeOne

    GeeOne Well-Known Member

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    My vote goes to VB, good features to control spammers and user friendly.

    G!
     
    GeeOne, Nov 12, 2009 IP
  4. dellz

    dellz Peon

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    #24
    imran121.......a user why did he put pressure on me to be referred by him on ptc site? He/she used to burke, like a ugly may............do anyone need to do such in reply of an appeal to help?
    Please be sincere to everyone.
     
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  5. Sweely

    Sweely Well-Known Member

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    #25
    The best, and probably only way, to have a forum running, is by using vBulletin. Or, you could, just like I've done, use a plugin for Wordpress that creates a forum for you. Pretty handy one right there.
     
    Sweely, Nov 12, 2009 IP
  6. ViddaXondi

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    #26
    I use MYBB, if my forum ever gets big enough i'll switch to Vbulletin most likely but till then it's a good alternative.
     
    ViddaXondi, Nov 12, 2009 IP
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    #27
    Gary, for a free alternative, I would suggest MyBB. In a nutshell, it's the next big thing, under vBulletin.

    MyBB offers a wide variety of modifications, themes, etc for a forum. And if you don't like what they have to offer freely, you can also hire a designer to create a custom theme, with the whole nine yards! As far as I am concerned, MyBB is easiest! phpBB, SMF, and FluxBB, which I've never even heard of, are hard to style and modifiy - especially SMF. The backend beats me!

    For a paid solution, vBulletin is amazing. It's the only software with a LARGE assortment of modifications, designers, and themes.

    But you have to choose what software best fits your needs.

    -Tom
     
    MyNetTrek, Nov 12, 2009 IP
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    #28
    I run my forum with phpbb ...Very good :)
     
    matt53, Nov 12, 2009 IP
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    Like I said I am only interested in the easiest forum software and I went with myBB and have found it excellent as a free forum tool and quite easy to change the templates etc

    Awesome..
     
    gary101, Nov 13, 2009 IP
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    policywala Active Member

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    Go with the best - Vbulletin
     
    policywala, Nov 13, 2009 IP
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    merlinseo Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree is the best SPAM CONTROL
     
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    GeeOne Well-Known Member

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    #32
    I was using phpbb for my forums, found may problems.
    I am really happy that I took the decision to switch over to VB, it is worth IMO.

    G!
     
    GeeOne, Dec 7, 2009 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    #33
    I run multiple MyBB forums with ease including the 3rd largest and the most active MyBB forum there is. It's actually a busier forum than DP. I earn plenty of money from it so for anyone that believes you need VB to have a commercial success is an idiot. Just look at Gaiaonline.com which is running phpbb for years now.

    Yes it helps having a good base to work from but I have seen so many Vbulletin failure forums that were a complete waste of a license. A professional forum is based on the ability of the admin not the forum software.

    For entry level imho VB is actually the worst choice. At this point it's complex unintuitive software that does 100x more than it needs to do. It's technically not even forum software anymore. It's a social network software. I would rather use IPB which has not lost it's focus on being forum first.

    My advice to you is to install and demo each free forum software and figure out which is more intuitive for you. After an hour or two of use with each one you should see for yourself which will fit your needs.
     
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    #34
    i have used phpbb and its easy indeed.
     
    tech_savvy, Jan 28, 2010 IP