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vbulletin or invision

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by dizzy702, Jun 22, 2010.

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Best forum script to start a new forum?

Poll closed Jun 25, 2010.
  1. vbulletin

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  2. invision

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  3. smf

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  4. phpbb

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  1. #1
    Hello Good people im looking to start a forum and and im not sure which way to go vbulletin or invision. i was also looking at free forum like smf and phpbb any suggestion.
    SEMrush
     
    dizzy702, Jun 22, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. James_S

    James_S Active Member

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    If you're looking for a paid software, you can't go wrong with vBulletin. I've been using it for 5 years now and never looked back.

    For free, I have always had a soft-spot for MYBB.
     
    James_S, Jun 22, 2010 IP
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #3
    search around, this has been asked 100's of times ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jun 22, 2010 IP
  4. mrwiippy

    mrwiippy Member

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    Vbulletin will get my vote every time. Very nice software with a very active community.
     
    mrwiippy, Jun 23, 2010 IP
  5. dizzy702

    dizzy702 Guest

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    thanks guys i think im going to go with vbulletin.
     
    dizzy702, Jun 23, 2010 IP
  6. subdivisions

    subdivisions Well-Known Member

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    #6
    IPB is cheaper and has more features than vBulletin, the choice should be obvious there. (vB has more mods at vb.org, but IP has more built-in features, eliminating the need for as many mods, so that one's arguable).

    MyBB is by far the best free software, though.
     
    subdivisions, Jun 23, 2010 IP
  7. Stingerftw

    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    I chose IPB as the 3.x.x series is truly a vast improvement to the 2.x.x series, whereas the 4.x.x series of vB is a huge downfall from the 3.x.x series.

    As for a free platform, I recommend phpBB as it's a great piece of software, however MyBB is also a great choice.

    Good luck with whatever platform you chose.
     
    Stingerftw, Jun 23, 2010 IP
  8. ked38

    ked38 Peon

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    #8
    Vote IPB recently,

    version 3.x is not bad in fact.



    Ked38
     
    ked38, Jun 23, 2010 IP
  9. amk

    amk Peon

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    #9
    of course vBulletin is the best Forum software ;)
    if you are looking For Free boards try smf and mybb.
     
    amk, Jun 23, 2010 IP
  10. nintsvn

    nintsvn Guest

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    I suggest vBulletin if you are ready to spend money.Else go for phpbb
     
    nintsvn, Jun 24, 2010 IP
  11. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    If I was going to start a new forum, it would have to be with invision power board (IPB). Over the past few years vbulletin has fallen further and further behind the times.

    I made a post over on V7n about forum softeware falling behind the times, and used vbulletin as an example. If you want to read it, here is the link - http://www.v7n.com/forums/forum-management/195636-why-stock-vbulletin-forum-does-not-work.html

    From what I am seeing with vbulletin right now, its probably 3 - 5 years behind some of the current internet trends. And I do not think there is a quick fix.
     
    ~kev~, Jun 24, 2010 IP
  12. GetALink

    GetALink Guest

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    They are both nice and have their differences. I prefer IPB.
     
    GetALink, Jun 24, 2010 IP
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    Lazybuttons Active Member

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    Invision Power Board has a bit smaller modding community but overall is a much better product. Nice official add ons, user friendly, and pleasing to use as a member.
     
    Lazybuttons, Jun 27, 2010 IP
  14. Relo74

    Relo74 Well-Known Member

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    i think since the lead programmer left vbulletin has went down. I have been a vb user for 7 years, and i might be making the switch to IPB on a large communty because i know IPB next release will top the charts.
     
    Relo74, Jun 28, 2010 IP
  15. spyka

    spyka Greenhorn

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    vBulletin for me everytime. So much easier to use and manage in my opinion
     
    spyka, Jun 28, 2010 IP
  16. d3wlin

    d3wlin Well-Known Member

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    I am going to use IPB on my SEO forum. Already purchased the license a week or two ago.

    As a free option I would choose MyBB. I find it powerful and very easy to use.
     
    d3wlin, Jul 2, 2010 IP
  17. Dark Legend

    Dark Legend Greenhorn

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    vBulletin for sure.
     
    Dark Legend, Jul 6, 2010 IP
  18. inspiroHost

    inspiroHost Peon

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    vBulletin is the industry standard, plus it has a very active user base with tons of plugins, so I'd go with that.
     
    inspiroHost, Jul 6, 2010 IP
  19. Whippet75

    Whippet75 Well-Known Member

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    Neither, forums are too difficult to maintain because of spammers, too much effort to market and generally, reap little ad revenue (unless you have several thousand members !)
     
    Whippet75, Jul 6, 2010 IP
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    -Aw- Active Member

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    When vBulletin is only beginning to implement things like Facebook Connect, IPB is already improving their current FBC function, implementing Twitter Connect, OpenID, Windows Live Login, and even has their own spam service which has been proven to work. vBulletin had its glory days during the Darby days, but those days are unfortunately over.
     
    -Aw-, Jul 7, 2010 IP