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What is the best free forum software?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by tasmahi216, Jan 12, 2012.

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    Hi, All
    I am not so expert but I've learned jquery, css, php and mysql. Now i want to run a forum using a free software. I also want to apply adsense here. It will be like digitalpoint. Which free software will suit me.
    Thanks.
     
    tasmahi216, Jan 12, 2012 IP
  2. Stingerftw

    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    Any. It's completely up to your personal preference. I personally prefer phpBB over any other free forum software, but that's just my opinion. My suggestion is to try them all and see which one you like the best.
     
    Stingerftw, Jan 12, 2012 IP
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    tasmahi216 Peon

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    Thank you Stingerftw
    I would be benefited if I would know the specificity (comparatively merits-demerits) of the existing software.
     
    tasmahi216, Jan 12, 2012 IP
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    hi
    its better to you do things manually then there is very less chance of spamming.
     
    Icecube_media, Jan 12, 2012 IP
  5. Stingerftw

    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    No worries, again your best bet is to try them all for yourself, see which has the features you desire.

    What?
     
    Stingerftw, Jan 12, 2012 IP
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    dumindushalika Notable Member

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    I prefer SMF. It has good features and userfriendly forum. You do not need to install additional mods for premium membership option, it is built in option with SMF.
     
    dumindushalika, Jan 13, 2012 IP
  7. tasmahi216

    tasmahi216 Peon

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    Thank you all who kindly view and reply to my post.
    I am trying myself this thing manually and then if I fall in any problem I shall come back to you to get help.
     
    tasmahi216, Jan 13, 2012 IP
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    As others have said it's all down to personal preference, I chose phpBB from the free ones.
     
    Creaky, Jan 13, 2012 IP
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    @nibb Greenhorn

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    I would say SMF. Its very good.
     
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    I personally prefer SMF over other free solutions :) MyBB is also nice but the bad part about that software is the lack of modifications or better yet, all these subscription sites popping up that make you pay money just for the one modification you want... I am fine with people wanting to make money but I am not fine with having to keep track of 50 different forums that I had to pay to seeing as their payment system will auto-charge my credit card when the next payment year comes around.

    If MyBB had something like IPS Marketplace, it would be a lot better :)

    PhpBB... if that was my only forum option, I would quit running forums ;)
     
    kruzzen, Jan 21, 2012 IP
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    Hi tasmahi 216


    SMF is supported by an amazing community. I've been with them for years and I'm very proud about it.
    I used phpBB a couple of times but SMF is waaaaay better.


    Hope that helps :)
     
    nicelife, Jan 28, 2012 IP
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    You can use MyBB forum software. Its free and very much user friendly.
     
    p.caspian, Jan 29, 2012 IP