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Which Forum Script Will You Recommend?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by rbagaming, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Spineless Monkey

    Spineless Monkey Active Member

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    #21
    I changed to vBulletin, although that was in the days of 3.x - Had I been greeted by version 4 I would've gone to something else.

    XenForo is looking bloody good now.
    SEMrush
     
    Spineless Monkey, Sep 11, 2010 IP
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    ThisOldMan Active Member

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    #22
    You can always change again.
     
    ThisOldMan, Sep 11, 2010 IP
  3. EvanP

    EvanP Banned

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    #23
    After a while of trying them, you will absolutely hate both MyBB and SMF. You will choose phpBB in the end, it's the best!
     
    EvanP, Sep 11, 2010 IP
  4. ThisOldMan

    ThisOldMan Active Member

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    #24
    Sounds like a possibility. btw in phpBB is it possible to set the option to let the OPs moderate their own threads? That is the first feature which attracted me to SMF. Thank you.
     
    ThisOldMan, Sep 11, 2010 IP
  5. Spineless Monkey

    Spineless Monkey Active Member

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    #25
    I use vbSEO so I probably won't change, it depends on if I can get XenForo to forward the vbSEO links to the right threads, if I can't then I'll stick with vBulletin, we have a lot of incoming links and I don't want people being greeted with 404 errors.
     
    Spineless Monkey, Sep 12, 2010 IP
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    #26
    They will, all vBulletin and vBSEO URLs can get 301-redirected over to Xenforo's URLs when it comes out.
     
    -Aw-, Sep 12, 2010 IP
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    #27
    I would go with myBB , even if i had money for vbulletin.
    myBB FTW!!
     
    focused, Sep 15, 2010 IP
  8. whiteeaglet

    whiteeaglet Peon

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    #28
    phpBB is fine.
     
    whiteeaglet, Sep 17, 2010 IP
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    #29
    I have tested this on my live site. vBSEO + vB4 converted to Xenforo, all seo'd links 301'd to new Xenforo firendly URLs. It works great.

    dodgeboard.com/forums (vb)
    dodgeboard.com/community (xenforo)
     
    dodgeboard.com, Oct 22, 2010 IP
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    #30
    vb is the best1
     
    alasdicosta, Oct 23, 2010 IP
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    #31
    Regarding the OP questions, I think the word best itself has different meanings for different persons, thus the best script for you would be the one which is able to do most or all of the things you need to do. You need to test the three scripts you have suggested by yourself and see which one is best for your needs.
     
    HostMID, Oct 23, 2010 IP
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    #32
    phpbb3 is the best and now they include some additional security features. I recommend phpbb bcoz it is more popular and it has more themes and easily customizable.
     
    anbu, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    #33
    take a test drive of xenforo at xenforo.com. You will like it better than vB or PHPBB.
     
    dodgeboard.com, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    #34
    Kier and Mike have done a really good job in capturing the nostalgia in why we post at forums, I must say. He is one of the most advanced thinkers in this business.
     
    -Aw-, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    #35
    After deciding to move away from vBulletin, I have purchased both xenForo and IPB.

    Now I like them both but for my current site I've found that IPB is most suited and so I will convert to that.

    Don't get me wrong, xenForo is excellent and I will use it for a new project (although not sure what, anyone looking for a partnership then please PM me) but like I said for my current site, IPB is what's needed. I would like to add that from the forum script itself, xenForo would have been fine but I needed blogs and downloads which is why I went for IPB.
     
    Spineless Monkey, Nov 8, 2010 IP
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    #36
    mybb or SMF both is great, I use SMF before and I like it, SMF just up to the game.
     
    Querall, Nov 8, 2010 IP
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    #37
    i'm using phpbb3 right now and i'm loving it. When i do have a question, is shortly answered by google or in their own forums. With a free software, sure has a great support.
     
    vvaz, Nov 8, 2010 IP
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    #38
    xenforo may be a nice software in a year or two, it's only 4 months old and looks like to me ;)
    vbulletin would be my paid option, phpbb would be my free option.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Nov 9, 2010 IP
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    #39
    I personally recommend Invision PowerBoard.
     
    adi12, Nov 9, 2010 IP
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    #40
    For free forum scripts I like SMF the best. MyBB is 2nd. I have used VB longer than IPB, so I will say VB for paid. IPB 2nd.

    This is a never ending debate really. It is a matter of what you like I think! Some people can and will change there mind on the subject.
     
    fords8, Nov 10, 2010 IP