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Best Forum script?

Discussion in 'Forums' started by midlandi, May 9, 2008.

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  1. midlandi

    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    I think we all agree that probably the best liked Forum script is VBulletin.
    But from the free ones which do you think are the best?
    Personally I think SMF is a good starter.
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    hiram New Member

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    Yes, SMF is the best I have ever seen. But, vB is far better than anyone else. But, IPB is also good one. So, we have plenty of choices!
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    gkd Active Member

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    Has to be VBulletin
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    Mega B Member

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    Well i have just added the pbpBB version 3 script to a gardening website last night and am very pleased with my choice.Ok i still have to work out how to set everything up but over the weekend i will be getting family and friends to sign up and start posting and because of the nature of the topic i think or hope it could start to grow.
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    Some people need to read the question : P
    It says which free....well I like
    MyBB the best!
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    well, my forum is on smf, i dont see why an upgrade is necessary really
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    Roxor New Member

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    Among free and open source software, phpBB tops my list. Fairly good product, huge MOD database, and pretty good support.

    Just try it out on this host : free forum

    Hope this can help!
  9. midlandi

    midlandi Can you smell that?

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    Is this recoomendation from your own experience or is this your own site?
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    Free ones choose between SMF and Phbb
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    yes it is

    yes u right
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    I run my forum on SMF. It works well and was free from my web host. Well SMF is free to anyone but my host supports it and has an install function in the control panel.
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    sagar.best New Member

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    MyBBoards is best one if you are looking a for free one.
  14. Sweeks

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    Ikonboard is a nice free one!
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    I have used phpBB and SMF before for my forum and they have their plus points but ever since migrating to vBulletin, I experienced such joy as a forum administrator that I have never went through before with the other two scripts. vBulletin is expensive, I agree....and I would only recommend it for serious forum owners and only for forums that have a huge following. If you are a newbie starting a forum, its better to start off with SMF or phpBB.
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    ~kev~ Active Member

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    For a free script to help get your forums going, I recommend MYBB and SMF. Both of them should be able to do what you need to get your forum off the ground.
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    SMF all the way. :)
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    wh do you like mybb so much? I tried bbpress and thought it was too buggy currently
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    vbulletin is way better than anything.. smf is the best free forum
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