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what is the best forum software

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by aasantha, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    what do you think ? which one is the best forum software? to start a forum like dp....

    Free or premium
    SEMrush



    I want to start a forum for International Students.. phpfox is ok for that or not? what do you think
     
    aasantha, Jul 14, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. razorblgn

    razorblgn Peon

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    ofcourse vbulletin
     
    razorblgn, Jul 14, 2010 IP
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    I prefer VBulletin....but if your Gonna go for a Free forum go with phpbb or SMF.

    -C

     
    Woodcs82, Jul 14, 2010 IP
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    karthimx Prominent Member

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    phpbb is free to install and use for forum startup.
     
    karthimx, Jul 15, 2010 IP
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    -Aw- Active Member

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    I go with whatever, and don't pledge allegiance to any forum software. However, I've been using MyBB and IPB 3.1, definitely MUCH better (and lighter) choices than phpBB and vBulletin, respectively.
     
    -Aw-, Jul 15, 2010 IP
  6. fronier

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    for example, i am using phpbb3 and don't have any problems, but i think that the best software is vbulletin, btw it is paid.
     
    fronier, Jul 15, 2010 IP
  7. subdivisions

    subdivisions Well-Known Member

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    MyBB (free) or IPBoard (Paid).

    phpBB is probably the worst choice in terms of SEO, performance, and security. Plus it lacks really basic features like quick reply.

    If you go for vBulletin, be sure to install 3.8.
    4.0 is not ready for production at all.
     
    subdivisions, Jul 16, 2010 IP
  8. DJboutit2

    DJboutit2 Active Member

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    VBulletin is $199 ripoff
    MyBB rules there is alot of good mods you can install on your forum overall it is really easy to use
     
    DJboutit2, Jul 17, 2010 IP
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    Salman Qamar Active Member

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    Vbulletin is the best one.
     
    Salman Qamar, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    The fact is none is "best" and it's subjective to your purpose. Try the top ones and examine which is more intuitive for you and has the features you want. You should be able to find demos for all of them.
     
    RectangleMan, Jul 22, 2010 IP
  11. Frost1

    Frost1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to say that vBulletin is the best forum software. If you have enough money to purchase it, then go for it, ;)

    phpBB is next in line then MyBB. I don't seem to like IPB much...
     
    Frost1, Jul 23, 2010 IP
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    vBulletin has been glitchy and unsecure ever since Jelsoft sold the software.

    Get IP.B - it's cheaper and much more stable.
     
    Techie Geek, Jul 23, 2010 IP
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    -Aw-, Jul 24, 2010 IP
  14. GetALink

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    VBulletin and IPB are superior.
     
    GetALink, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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    Free - SMF
    Paid - Vbulletin
     
    Evilboy, Jul 25, 2010 IP
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    policywala Active Member

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    Vbulletin - without any doubt.
     
    policywala, Jul 28, 2010 IP
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    I loved vBulletin and still own many licenses, however, after doing some research and comparing vBulletin with IP.Board, I found that IP.Board is far more superior then vBulletin. Feel free to compare vBulletin with IP.Board yourself by visiting http://www.invisionpower.com/

    Best Regards,
     
    -Ace-, Jul 28, 2010 IP
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    Kyliemeg Active Member

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    vbulletin is the best...
     
    Kyliemeg, Jul 28, 2010 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    This has been asked 100's and 100's of times ;)
    Most ppl will say vbulletin or ipb for a paid script, and mybb, smf or phpbb for a free version.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jul 28, 2010 IP
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    If you guys/girls do not mind, can you please explain why you feel vBulletin is the best?

    Best Regards,
     
    -Ace-, Jul 28, 2010 IP