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Any good Forum Software?

Any good Forum Software?

Postby 3D-Orbit » Fri May 05, 2006 11:27 pm

Hello all,

I am planning on building a website but not sure which forum software is best. Would like something very customizable (such as colors and adding banners on the top of the forum). Does anybody know if http://www.phpbb.com/ is any good or Vbulletin? I am a newbie, so not really sure which one is good. Willing to pay for it, so it doesn't have to be open source. Thanks for any feedback.
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Postby toxic chicken » Sat May 06, 2006 12:47 am

if you're willing to pay for it, you should get either vbulletin or ipb. i like ipb the best.
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Postby shougan » Sat May 06, 2006 1:37 am

PunBB is good, for you can easly make good css powered boards.
http://forums.punbb.org/

good example; http://forum.multipack.co.uk/

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Postby 3D-Orbit » Sat May 06, 2006 3:50 am

Thanks, I will definitely look into those.
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Postby Telos » Sat May 06, 2006 1:57 pm

Is something wrong with phpBB? I'm surprised no one is recommending it, as it seems pretty popular.
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Postby kd1966 » Sat May 06, 2006 2:40 pm

What is this forum (ProNetworks) built on?? I really don't know...... and I don't see any info on the pages here
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Postby imnuts » Sat May 06, 2006 3:03 pm

kd1966 wrote:What is this forum (ProNetworks) built on?? I really don't know...... and I don't see any info on the pages here


phpbb is the base, although it has a lot of tweaking
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Postby kd1966 » Sat May 06, 2006 3:27 pm

Ok........... so I see CG's joke then..........lol
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Postby Telos » Sat May 06, 2006 4:07 pm

It's dead, it's buggy, it's ugly, and it's dead :P

(it's slow and incompatible with any new features and has issues on PHP5 and IIS too!)


Interesting... on that note, what forums _are_ good for running on IIS?
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Postby shougan » Sat May 06, 2006 5:12 pm

Vanilla


Thats a really good one, easy to skin.

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