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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:31

I believe phpBB is the most popular free forum software, but is it the best?

EDIT: The software would need to have the user info. on the left of each post, like it does here on Neowin.


#2 Lilrich

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 13:32

Not anymore it isn't - http://mybb.com/

#3 remixedcat

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 14:21

Please note: they will not do offcial support for adult sites. hacking sites (of any type). They label you as "this user has been denied support" when you have tried to get official help and your site meets that criteria.

It is a very nice free forum software package. however.

#4 Tina Firefly

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:40

Yeah that's one of the best, I'm on phpbb2 for my RPG forum.
I've created it with Forumotion, the service and the support forum are absolutely awesome.
If you wanna check out : www.forumotion.com

#5 Nothing Here

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:45

I have used SMF forever and a day for my sites. Yeah, I know. Most of you will poopoo it, but IMHO it's the best.

#6 Copernic

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:54

FluxBB

http://fluxbb.org/forums/index.php

#7 remixedcat

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 22:56

Also look into the forum software called vanilla

Its very customizable and very.lightweight on resources! Very nice for free forum software

#8 remixedcat

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 22:56

Stupid phone
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#9 Crisp

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 22:58

Please note: they will not do offcial support for adult sites. hacking sites (of any type). They label you as "this user has been denied support" when you have tried to get official help and your site meets that criteria.

It is a very nice free forum software package. however.


Know from experiance? :s

#10 remixedcat

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 22:59

Google that phrase.. it will tell you..

#11 +jamesyfx

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 23:00

After spending many a year using free and premium forum software, I don't really think it actually matters a whole ton if all you want is to get a community started. phpBB and MyBB and pretty much all the others will do what you want them to do.

#12 Neowon

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 23:27

I have used SMF forever and a day for my sites. Yeah, I know. Most of you will poopoo it, but IMHO it's the best.

nothing wrong with SMF apart from high CPU usage.

#13 Nothing Here

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 23:41

nothing wrong with SMF apart from high CPU usage.

Really? Maybe on old hardware. But it is negliable.

#14 remixedcat

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 23:43

Fofr me IPB would still be more then worth it I love it. It's the smoothest to run forum software I've used.

#15 Neowon

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 23:43

Really? Maybe on old hardware. But it is negliable.

could be but the hosting company suspended my site saying just that lol.