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What forum software do you use?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by AllMyForums, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. vBulletin

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  2. Invision

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  3. phpBB

    13 vote(s)
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  4. SMF

    13 vote(s)
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  5. other

    22 vote(s)
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  1. rising_sun

    rising_sun Peon

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    #61
    I has use SMF and now using MyBB. I hope that I will buy vBulletin license when I make some money from my forum.
    SEMrush
     
    rising_sun, May 29, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. PhillTheChill

    PhillTheChill Active Member

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    #62
    IPB the best paid forum software.
     
    PhillTheChill, May 30, 2012 IP
  3. Darthmaul

    Darthmaul Member

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    #63
    I'm using Xenforo for my forum, and I ABSOLUTELY love it :D
     
    Darthmaul, May 31, 2012 IP
  4. DeepWebUser

    DeepWebUser Greenhorn

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    #64
    I use IPB and i do like the platform is a secure and liable forum i had tried the vb before get my ipb but i don`t liked
     
    DeepWebUser, Jun 17, 2012 IP
  5. Ev0Lv

    Ev0Lv Greenhorn

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    #65
    vBulleting for me :)
     
    Ev0Lv, Jun 17, 2012 IP
  6. amedno1

    amedno1 Active Member

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    #66
    I started a forum and didn't want to invest too much in it in case it didnt do well, I started off with SMF becasue I liked the way it looked much better and professional however being in a country where internet penetration is low and most people access the net with their mobile phones I switched to phpBB because they had a mobile theme and for my market it is a MUST, no compromise.

    Once it kicks off and goes well I will definitely switch to a better script VB seems to be the top choice.
     
    amedno1, Jun 18, 2012 IP
  7. Unified-PHP

    Unified-PHP Peon

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    MyBB is the best. No doubt about it. Just wait for MyBB 1.8. :)
     
    Unified-PHP, Jun 28, 2012 IP
  8. Freddie B

    Freddie B Peon

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    #68
    I used YaBB which was awesome, but it just got outdated and I moved on to Vbulletin
     
    Freddie B, Jun 30, 2012 IP
  9. bluearrow

    bluearrow Well-Known Member

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    #69
    I use SMF and myBB too. Unfortunately mybb is not in the list. My SMF 2 forums used to get bot spam but finally I found a way to get things under control. I think ...
     
    bluearrow, Jul 1, 2012 IP
  10. christianweb

    christianweb Active Member

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    #70
    Forum software is very complex and constantly subject to security exploits, hence it needs to be well maintained. Anyone who's really serious about having a forum should be willing to pay one or two hundred dollars for well maintained/updated software.

    We're using vBulletin.
     
    christianweb, Jul 12, 2012 IP
  11. cameronpalte

    cameronpalte Active Member

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    #71
    I like vbulletin the best.
     
    cameronpalte, Jul 19, 2012 IP
  12. Optimumsententia

    Optimumsententia Peon

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    #72
    PhpBB and myBB are both software which at some point would like to try out, but currently I use Website Toolbox. Works well, and is quite cheap.

    I have heard some good things about phpBB though.
     
    Optimumsententia, Jul 24, 2012 IP
  13. RosenCruz

    RosenCruz Active Member

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    #73
    I ve seen their ads. Never clicked on it though :)
     
    RosenCruz, Jul 30, 2012 IP
  14. mustangjunkies

    mustangjunkies Peon

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    #74
    I use MyBB on some smaller sites that I wouldn't want to spend the $$ investment on until it grows. Works great and I believe they have a new version coming out in the not too distant future. Only flaw is the community is 1/100th the size of something like phpBB another freebie forum.
     
    mustangjunkies, Jul 30, 2012 IP
  15. Yoshi88

    Yoshi88 Active Member

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    #75
    I use MyBB. Up until a couple of months ago I had been using vBulletin, but I'm not a fan of the newer versions so decided to switch to something I know I would be willing to keep up to date.
     
    Yoshi88, Aug 1, 2012 IP
  16. abusschaert

    abusschaert Active Member

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    #76
    My first forum was with phpBB. Personally it was not for me. Why? Well the features were not user friendly. I can't say anything else because that is when i deleted it.

    A Few Months later (3 Weeks ago) I installed SMF. First thing that i liked was the admin panel and the fact the features where amazing. The best part about SMF would be the MOD and THEMES - download right from their website and easy to install.

    Overall if you don't want to spend money on vBulletin i suggest SMF
     
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    abusschaert, Sep 9, 2012 IP
  17. dongphutho11

    dongphutho11 Member

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    #77
    Don't have xenforo :D. I like xenforo
     
    dongphutho11, Sep 17, 2012 IP
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    Profit Network Peon

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    #78
    MyBB is far more flexible that others TBH
     
    Profit Network, Nov 5, 2012 IP
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    imtiazrayhan Peon

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    Using SMF, simple yet great.
     
    imtiazrayhan, Nov 16, 2012 IP
  20. JuniorGen

    JuniorGen Greenhorn

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    #80
    Now I'm using open source forum software called myBB. It has many plugins like wordpress. It also has many nice themes. MyBB has score 9.3/10 of free forum software category.
     
    JuniorGen, Nov 18, 2012 IP
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