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For those of you that want a free IPB...


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Neil

A lot of people say where can I get a free IPB 2.0 or 2.1, well the simple answer is no!

But here is alternative it isn't IPB but iceBB very similar to IPB because it was created by developers who left the IPB team when it became a paying service.

Anyway have a look http://icebb.net/

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vip

looks nice, could end up being the next great forum software :p

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Pajter

That's great, I'll definitely need to remember that :D

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kaffra

thanks alot for the info, ill be trying it soon

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red8Rain

hrmm maybe the color of the forum could be change to stand out from IPB.

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Computer Guru

it does not have ipb 2.1.x features.. those kick @$$

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kryptonate

it's only a beta and it's not yet as old as IPB. Let them first get the basics of the board right and then add features.

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Computer Guru

OK, i promise soon as they add WYSIWYG support and let me upgrade from IPB to IBB i will.

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Mr. Jingles

/me notes that MutantMonkey, one of its main developers, is 14.

I'd wait until it's been out a while before using it. I'm not quite sure how professional their developers are.

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Tomi

Just out of curiousity, which IPB developers are developing it?

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Neil
Just out of curiousity, which IPB developers are developing it?

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I don't think they are actualy IPB deveplopers I think they were people that did MODS and Skins but there is a list on iceBB.org

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wctaiwan

If I were you, I'd try MyBB before trying this - it's very similar to IPB in terms of interface and management and it's out of beta now, all they're doing now is fixing minor bugs.

wctaiwan

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Neil
If I were you, I'd try MyBB before trying this - it's very similar to IPB in terms of interface and management and it's out of beta now, all they're doing now is fixing minor bugs.

wctaiwan

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MyBB is good I think it is the phpBB.

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gusto5
MyBB is good I think it is the phpBB.

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I actually think it's better than phpbb.

Although its in its RC2 phase, it certainly is much more user friendly than phpbb. Alot more functions and flexibility in tersm of board settings as well. Portals are installed by default, and subforums are a norm (not acquired by a modification).

Example of myBB Portal page By default

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CitizenSmif
/me notes that MutantMonkey, one of its main developers, is 14.

I'd wait until it's been out a while before using it. I'm not quite sure how professional their developers are.

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Your problem is? I was doing professional Tech support, at the age of 13

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Mouldy Punk

isnt MyBB the one that was accused of stealing code from vBulletin? I dont know how valid those accusations were, but it was all taken seriously.

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Neil
isnt MyBB the one that was accused of stealing code from vBulletin? I don't know how valid those accusations were, but it was all taken seriously.

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After having a look around it seems they were accused of copying the style of VB, but then who doesn't. There code is 100% there's.

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nichi

I think the skin is good, same with IPB.

But, it still beta version..

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gusto5
After having a look around it seems they were accused of copying the style of VB, but then who doesn't. There code is 100% there's.

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adding on, if anything, its more like IPB than it is to vBulletin. The first thing that comes to mind about myBB controls is that the ACP is in a very similar format. But hey...its free. :)

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Danellis

I would be interested in skinning IceBB. In fact I'm tempted to make a skin that looks identical to IPB :p

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gigapixels
If I were you, I'd try MyBB before trying this - it's very similar to IPB in terms of interface and management and it's out of beta now, all they're doing now is fixing minor bugs.

wctaiwan

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Yeah, MyBB seriously rocks.

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Mouldy Punk
After having a look around it seems they were accused of copying the style of VB, but then who doesn't. There code is 100% there's.

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Ah, I see what they mean about the style. Even the php files have similar names. Eg; forumdisplay.php, showthread.php, newreply.php etc.

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Neil
Ah, I see what they mean about the style. Even the php files have similar names. Eg; forumdisplay.php, showthread.php, newreply.php etc.

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Altough what else are you going to call them?

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Mouldy Punk
Altough what else are you going to call them?

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Invision and phpbb came up with different names that make sense... viewforum, viewtopic etc. dont get me wron,g I think MyBB is great. But it's a bit obvious where they got inspiration for their filenames from :p

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Neil
Invision and phpbb came up with different names that make sense... viewforum, viewtopic etc. dont get me wron,g I think MyBB is great. But it's a bit obvious where they got inspiration for their filenames from :p

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To be honest I could not give a f**K myBB is the hottest forum on the block and if they get a community like phpBB behind them they will be big, that is the only reason that phpBB is big because the community, 100's of themes and 1000's of mods it what makes phpBB what it is.

This both myBB and iceBB weak spot they don't have the community behind them yet, and they do need it to have success when I got a forum software's site I look how active and how many registered users they have iceBB 285, myBB 2,360, phpBB 219,792.

If they want to win the battle of free forum software they need a community and they need before phpBB 3 comes out otherwise people like me and the 200,000 phpBB users they need to do it now because we are losing faith in phpBB because ones like myBB have a lot more features than phpBB 2 (which came out in April 2002) and do have tighter security.

Well that's my 2 pence (UK Person) ;)

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