Favorite Forum Software

Discussion in 'Managing Your Online Community' started by Kaiser, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. andreiwow2

    andreiwow2 We own it

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    IPB, vBulletin
     
  2. Martin Evans

    Martin Evans Regular Member

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    Currently use phpbb but looking to get xenforo
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Future Proof

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    XF all the way. VB4 is out dated. VB5 isn't even a forum, more of a CMS and a poor quality over priced one at that.

    Free ones usually suck when it comes to customising them.

    IPB is too expensive for what it can do.

    XF is bang on the money and is building its database of add-ons quite quickly.
     
  4. avault

    avault Regular Member

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    Zetaboards, phpBB, MyBB.
    I'm not too keen on the paid software.
     
  5. Jesse Pulfer

    Jesse Pulfer Regular Member

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    NodeBB! Based out of Toronto! These guys are trying to evolve the standard forum by making it visually aesthetic and mobile friendly
     
  6. forumside

    forumside Regular Member

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    I am still like SMF forums
     
  7. legolas2106

    legolas2106 Regular Member

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    vBulletin
    IPB
    XenForo
     
  8. Oldcrow

    Oldcrow Regular Member

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    IPB

    SMF

    With IPB right now, but in the process of doing a conversion over to SMF, just about done..
     
  9. Michelle Kelly

    Michelle Kelly Someone who fumbles while they stumble

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    Paid: Xenforo

    Free: SMF

    I have tried other forum software, but those two seem the easiest for me to administrate and troubleshoot problems. Although Xenforo overall wins out. SMF is good when I want to put up a forum but not sure if it will work out or not. Better to use a free forum than sink money into another Xenforo license.
     
  10. Affltr

    Affltr Regular Member

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    I use PhpBB. I like viglink option and the look of it.
     
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  11. Michelle Kelly

    Michelle Kelly Someone who fumbles while they stumble

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    If you don't mind answering, what is exactly is the viglink option?
     
  12. Affltr

    Affltr Regular Member

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    Viglink can be turned on or off. If you don't know what viglink is, just google it.
     
  13. Michelle Kelly

    Michelle Kelly Someone who fumbles while they stumble

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    I will do that.
     
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  14. Affltr

    Affltr Regular Member

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    Basically you can earn with your forum When viglink automatically adds an affiliate link into forum posts. Lets say you write word tennis into the topic. Viglink makes it ebay link and when they press that tennis link it leads to ebay.com and from every sale, you get a commission.
     
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  15. Michelle Kelly

    Michelle Kelly Someone who fumbles while they stumble

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    Thank you for taking the time to tell me. Sounds like a really nice option indeed especially with viglink adding the affiliate links themselves. :)
     
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  16. King G

    King G King G

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  17. Gh0st4unt3r

    Gh0st4unt3r Regular Member

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    I used to like Vbulletin but i have gone now for IPB i feel it works best for the ideas i have to date.
     

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