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Which forum Software is Better??

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by akr, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Nuno Brito

    Nuno Brito Active Member

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    #21
    Would you care to provide at least one fact to prove your claim?

    Until proof otherwise, HF does not grow faster than DP.
    SEMrush
     
    Nuno Brito, Aug 24, 2011 IP
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  2. thetechtalk

    thetechtalk Active Member

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    #22
    HF gets 131 members a day. I can't find anything on DP... But I'm not used to vB
     
    thetechtalk, Aug 24, 2011 IP
  3. skylark11

    skylark11 Greenhorn

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    #23
    id say SMF, its reeally good and reliable software
     
    skylark11, Aug 24, 2011 IP
  4. Nuno Brito

    Nuno Brito Active Member

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    #24
    Once again: wrong.

    At this moment it has 253.782 registered members and two days ago that number was 251,224 (as you can see in my previous posts).

    Do the math yourself: ( 253.782 - 251,224 ) / 2 = 1279 registrations a day

    Personally, I find it odd to see such high number and wouldn't place much reliability on it as an indicator of growth. I have a forum also on myBB with several hundreds of users and only a counts with some scarce posts that are not updated in months. This shows that automatic spam tools do wonders with registrations and wouldn't surprise me to see that HF in particular is being used as target practice.

    So, does the number of registrations per day proves that one forum is better than another? The situation that you chose only shows that HF is more vulnerable to spam registrations than DP.

    Please take 5 minutes to think carefully before you write in case you wish to reply again. I always do.
     
    Nuno Brito, Aug 24, 2011 IP
  5. thetechtalk

    thetechtalk Active Member

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    #25
    I was not the one who mentioned community growth. I was trying to verify a claim. Which I was unable to do.


    I would like to get BACK on topic.

     
    thetechtalk, Aug 24, 2011 IP
  6. Nuno Brito

    Nuno Brito Active Member

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    #26
    Wrong. It was you who wrote:
    I also asked for you to use 5 minutes to think before replying back and you also failed at that, perhaps next time you can try to do it. ;)


    Welcome back. Just don't keep posting statements without facts or just plain wrong so that other readers are not mislead.

    Thank you.
     
    Nuno Brito, Aug 24, 2011 IP
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  7. akr

    akr Member

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    #27
    Thank God! You came on topic. I do not want to compare two forums abc.com vs xyz.com.

    As I mentioned in my first post. I want to start a forum. Well, all have some benefit as I mentioned in the first topic. I would like to see your opinion on various facts about those forum software.

    May you share some good forums.

    As i feel/seen:
    • A lot of forums using vB as compared to any other software.
    • Some forums have switched to IPB from vB in recent past. (not seen the reverse. ie IPB-->vB)
    • People are equally divided between phpBB, myBB and SMF
    May you rank the forum software for me. Please keep in mind. I have already 2 blogs hosted on shared hosting. So, I may have less server resources. I also have limited budget, but may buy vB (forum only) or IPB or any other software if it seems essential in terms of features like Security (#1 reason) Server Resources (#2) other features (#3, since it seems all forums software i mentioned or you guys mentioned have almost similar features) and I have no plan to create a torrent site which will host a lot of multimedia.

    I just need a forum where my blog visitors (or any people around the web) will participate in talks, share opinion or such thing..

    Dying to see your responses....
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
    akr, Aug 24, 2011 IP
  8. thetechtalk

    thetechtalk Active Member

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    #28
    Not me.


    @OP how many members do think there will be?
     
    thetechtalk, Aug 24, 2011 IP
  9. roadrunner101

    roadrunner101 Active Member

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    #29
    MYbb is defo the way to go, its what I use on my forum, and is so easy , and admin friendly :)
     
    roadrunner101, Aug 28, 2011 IP
  10. akr

    akr Member

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    Ok! Guys going to install MyBB!
     
    akr, Aug 28, 2011 IP
  11. d3wlin

    d3wlin Well-Known Member

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    #31
    A vote for MyBB from me as well. Started a forum for GIMP users at www.gimpforums.com in early 2010 and am pleased my choice was exactly MyBB, as it's easy and pleasant in use. Now as of writing, the forum has 4,754 posts in 1,080 threads and averages 250 unique visitors per day. 70% of visits come from search engines looking for information and that means MyBB is SE-optimized.

    It's still on HostGator's shared with a bunch of other moderately active websites.
     
    d3wlin, Aug 28, 2011 IP
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    thetechtalk Active Member

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    #32
    Great to hear you like MyBB! You won't be disappointed!
     
    thetechtalk, Aug 30, 2011 IP
  13. deepk

    deepk Greenhorn

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    #33
    If anyone is still looking for it, I vote for phpBB.
     
    deepk, Aug 30, 2011 IP
  14. ApocalypseXL

    ApocalypseXL Notable Member

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    #34
    vBulletin anytime and anywhere
     
    ApocalypseXL, Sep 3, 2011 IP
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    #35
    I am using SMF in one of my sites.Its better because its so simple to install Plugins/Mods compare to other Free scripts.You have to be expert to install Plugins/Mods in phpBB.
    SO, Easyway- SMF
    Hardway -phpBB
     
    bharatmax, Sep 3, 2011 IP
  16. val67

    val67 Peon

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    #36
    The best ones are XenForo and MyBB
     
    val67, Sep 3, 2011 IP
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    mcloud Member

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    #37
    Free : PHPbb, SMF .. stable
    Paid : vbulletin, XenForo
     
    mcloud, Sep 3, 2011 IP
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    aap Well-Known Member

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    #38
    My recent experience says XenForo is best (but its paid).
     
    aap, Sep 4, 2011 IP
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    alexdoerr Peon

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    #39
    IMO, vBulletin is best. Never used XenFro, so can't say about that.
     
    alexdoerr, Sep 4, 2011 IP
  20. Curtis Jackson

    Curtis Jackson Banned

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    #40
    Here are awesome idea's for MyBB & worth appreciated then obviously i'll also prefer to MyBB's.
    Well you can easily change the behavior, layout, options and structure of your discussion board on MyBB's.
     
    Curtis Jackson, Sep 9, 2011 IP