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OnlineRender
12-06-2010, 10:09 AM
It's a rather vague question "sorry", but if you wanted a forum what you go for and why ?

I have looked at opensource - paid IpBoards seems to winning it so far , I like vbulletin but your talking alot of cash ,same with ipboards , any recommendation for free open source ,maybe I missed some out .


I will be probing :thumbsup: you further with more random questions :)


http://webtecker.com/2008/05/02/8-popular-open-source-forums/

Lightwolf
12-06-2010, 10:13 AM
SMF (http://www.simplemachines.org/) is what we use, and I quite like it.

Cheers,
Mike

OnlineRender
12-06-2010, 10:22 AM
SMF (http://www.simplemachines.org/) is what we use, and I quite like it.

Cheers,
Mike

Yeah I remember you mentioned that before cheers Wolf :) will look into it again .

Greenlaw
12-06-2010, 10:39 AM
I was using the opensource phpBB on my website, and I really liked it. Additionally, the user community there is very helpful, especially to absolute beginners like I was.

I did have a problem at one point with too many spambots trying to get in, which nearly turned me off from the software, but then with the last upgrade I downloaded, phpBB added new features that seemed to take care of this problem.

I stopped using it anyway about four months later though, but only because after a couple of years of being online nobody used it except for me and my cats.

Here's the link: http://www.phpbb.com/

G.

Edit: I meant to clarify that even when it was allowing bots in to attempt a registration, it did not allow them to post. It was just a hassle for me to verify if they really were bots and delete their accounts. But, like I said, this stopped being a problem for me with the upgrade.

OnlineRender
12-06-2010, 10:40 AM
thinking free FTW ! smf is powerful

Skonk
12-07-2010, 03:42 AM
phpBB is the best option IMO.

Having used several others also I would go for phpBB all the time now.

OnlineRender
12-10-2010, 01:49 AM
phpBB is the best option IMO.

Having used several others also I would go for phpBB all the time now.

I went with phpbb in the end , cheers peps , great thing about cpanel is I can install a forum within seconds .