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What is the most secure free forum software?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by ryukenden, Mar 8, 2007.

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    I was planning to buy vbulletin but now I decided to go for free forum software first and will convert to vbulletin if got enough traffic.

    I would appreciate if you could tell me which is most secure free forum software as I don't want too many spams in my forums.
    SEMrush
    thank you
     
    ryukenden, Mar 8, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. iatbm

    iatbm Prominent Member

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    hmm punbb is quite secure and transfer to vbulletin later is painless !
     
    iatbm, Mar 8, 2007 IP
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    You could give "SMF" a try. It's the best rankked at opensourcecms dot com.
     
    MeTheGeek, Mar 8, 2007 IP
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Another vote for SMF! It's well written and in constant development with responsive developers.
     
    T0PS3O, Mar 9, 2007 IP
  6. ryukenden

    ryukenden Active Member

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    I have an active forum with phpbb and got spams lot with unreadable characters and I suspect spam bot. Does it happen to smf?
     
    ryukenden, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    It happens to every forum ... I have vbulletin, mybb and punbb forums installed and spam is on all three. The most spam I get on vbulletin, then it is mybb and unusually on the biggest forum which is punbb I get maybe only one spam sign-up a week .... on others vb and mybb spam sign-ups come on daily basis ....
     
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    ryukenden Active Member

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    What is your experience with punbb? Is it good? Do you recommend?
     
    ryukenden, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    I am happy guy with punbb ... certainly the best forum software around ...
     
    iatbm, Mar 9, 2007 IP
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    well when u change from something to vbulletin i will tell u what will happen members passwords will be changed and not all members know how to reset there passwords i think thats a big problem if u have many members
     
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    ryukenden Active Member

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    Why this happens to the passwords? Is there any way to prevent members need to reset their passwords?
     
    ryukenden, Mar 10, 2007 IP
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    All scripts are a target for spam. I was able to stop spam on my forums (all scripts, not only phpBB) after installing some nice hacks that would change the registration page and make it impossible to post images and links under let's say 5 posts
     
    dojo, Mar 11, 2007 IP
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    ryukenden Active Member

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    Brilliant, can you tell me what do I need to install to increase security for SMF? I would appreciate your help. With phpbb, some spam bot destroy my forum by putting links to adult site even though my forum is money making tips forum.
     
    ryukenden, Mar 11, 2007 IP
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    Arkserver Banned

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    I recommend SMF, good support and lots of mods for it.
    If you want to install smf just upload the smf files and install it
     
    Arkserver, Mar 11, 2007 IP
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    I would say IPB :)
     
    Host4cheap, Mar 15, 2007 IP
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    But IPB isn't free.
    So another vote for SMF from me :)
    And on my forum using the latest version I haven't had automated spam yet.
    Only 1 or 2 manual spammers.
    So wouldn't bother to install any mods in the beginning.
    You can do it once spamming gets serious.
     
    Diether, Mar 15, 2007 IP
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    Dave Hybrid Active Member

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    Free - SMF

    Paid - vB + vBSEO
     
    Dave Hybrid, Mar 17, 2007 IP
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    SMF is the best free forum available..... lot of security.....
     
    sbm, Mar 17, 2007 IP
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    Is installing mods in smf is just like phpbb ?

    or it is easier ?
     
    intex, Mar 18, 2007 IP
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    It is easy to install mods in smf......
     
    sbm, Mar 18, 2007 IP