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What forum script do you recommend

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by jakoob, Jun 16, 2012.

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    What forum script do you recommend?
    sick of spam....
    SEMrush
     
    jakoob, Jun 16, 2012 IP
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  2. mnmani

    mnmani Well-Known Member

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    whatever is the script, one needs to use available techniques to prevent the spam.
    if you are looking for a free script then MyBB has good quality add-ons to combat spam
     
    mnmani, Jun 16, 2012 IP
  3. InnovusHost

    InnovusHost Peon

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    I'd recommend MyBB with one or more of its spam prevention plugins such as StopForumSpam. You can also setup reCAPTCHA and security questions to stop the bots.
     
    InnovusHost, Jun 16, 2012 IP
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    dojodesign Active Member

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    You're probably gonna get spam no matter what.

    Forum admin: How to deal with SPAM? - maybe this will help with keeping spam away.
    As for what script to use, I'd go with Xenforo or vBulletin
     
    dojodesign, Jun 19, 2012 IP
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    fazyforum Peon

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    vbulletin is the most powerful forum cms it has mods to stop spam akismet is built in and also you can add stopforumspam key in it
     
    fazyforum, Jun 20, 2012 IP
  6. InnovusHost

    InnovusHost Peon

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    You can add those features to just about any other forum software, but vBulletin is very nice if it fits your budget.
     
    InnovusHost, Jun 21, 2012 IP
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    eurojack Greenhorn

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    I had to shut down my board because I couldn't fight spam bots anymore. There was some issue with re-captcha plugin for mybb so I had to forget about that and stopforumspam plugin was causing some issues also. People couldn't registered, even my IP was blocked and I have a dynamic one. So I had to disable it, finally I gave up and closed down the board. I believe the best way to fight the spam is a custom written captcha-like system with 'clever' question like 'what day is it today' or 'who is the president of usa' and such. So if you invest in custom programming, it doesn't matter what forum software you use.
     
    eurojack, Jun 24, 2012 IP
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    iraqzajil Peon

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    with you agree
     
    iraqzajil, Jun 25, 2012 IP
  9. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    I'll agree that all scripts will get spammed to some extent. I would go with vBulletin or xenforo for paid solutions.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jun 26, 2012 IP
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    If you are looking for a free script, I would go with MyBB. It is easy to use and has a huge support community should you need help. They also develop a lot of add-ons for it, considering how large the support community is.

    I don't have any experience with paid forum software, but VBulletin or Xenforo make some nice choices. They seem to be the two that I keep seeing people using the most.
     
    MrJohn, Jun 28, 2012 IP
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    I would recommend you guys to use MyBB or SMF forum scripts. They are free scripts.
     
    rising_sun, Jun 28, 2012 IP
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    vBulletin is definitely the cream of the crop if you're looking for a long-term solution. Their support is excellent and the variety of themes is impressive. Security is top-notch as well.

    When you're looking at free ones, SMF has some useful anti-spam plugins.
     
    Hostwinds_Dan, Jun 29, 2012 IP
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    I will go with Ipboard and vBulletin for the premium solutions, and MyBB for the free easy user friendly. :)
     
    Safaseo, Jun 30, 2012 IP
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    Mybb rules I have used it 2 yrs now it is great I will not use anything thing else nothing else can touch it. SMF is dying not many templates skins any more support is not what it use to be everyone is switching to Mybb
     
    DJboutit2, Jul 7, 2012 IP
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    If you are asking about which forum software to use to prevent spam then try Website Toolbox. Gives you security editing options along with the forum. It is quite cheap, and you can suggest a good deal of features to the forum team, including what ever security features to prevent spam you would like.
     
    Optimumsententia, Jul 23, 2012 IP