Know about any lesser known forum software?

Discussion in 'Community Forum Software' started by CM30, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. CM30

    CM30 Regular Member

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    As in, something that isn't vBulletin, Invision Power Board, XenForo, MyBB, SMF or PhpBB?

    If so, post it here along with a description and link to the official site/download. Because I think it could be interesting to see just how many forum scripts are out there in the market and to look at some of the lesser known ones that no one ever talks about.

    I'll post some interesting forum software I've found soon.
     
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  2. Superboy

    Superboy Most Likely, I'm Insane.

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    Wotlab burning board?
     
  3. thebrad

    thebrad Regular Member

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    Wotlab is the only one i know and i think its punbb, punbb is pretty good i had it on forumotion i think it was on you can choice between a few anyone else used punbb?
     
  4. BlckBrd103

    BlckBrd103 Regular Member

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    I know of two which you did not list, the two are EsoTalk & Vanilla, EsoTalk has a lot of work that's needed on it but it has plenty of potential if the lead developer would get back onto the project, however, Vanilla has grown into something quite nice, I've moved my own forum from MyBB to Vanilla simply because how beautiful I think their platform is.
     
  5. flametiger

    flametiger Regular Member

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    FluxBB is a fork of PunBB and pretty active too. ArchLinux forum is using it.
     
  6. el canadiano

    el canadiano Regular Member

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    All of the Forumotion software options are just "skinned" versions of phpBB 2, actually.
     
  7. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Building Social Communities Since 2004

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    FluxBB looks pretty wickedly fast.

    I love experimenting with small fast pure and simple forum software like that. Especially when it's free!
     
  8. flametiger

    flametiger Regular Member

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    Then I present you the fork of FluxBB : ModernBB, from one of (still active) FluxBB developer. Maybe the forks should go deeper :P
     
  9. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Building Social Communities Since 2004

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    Cool, do you know anything about it? Is it better than FluxBB in any way?
     
  10. Cerberus

    Cerberus Admin Talk Staff

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    Here is a C&P that is on a couple sites

    phpBB - http://www.phpbb.com
    Simple Machines Forum (SMF) - http://www.simplemachines.org
    My Bulletin Board (MyBB) - http://www.mybboard.net
    Usebb - http://www.usebb.net
    Punbb - http://www.punbb.org
    Icebb - http://www.icebb.net
    Anelectron Forum (AEF) - http://www.anelectron.com
    Phorum - http://www.phorum.org/
    DeluxeBB - http://www.deluxebb.com
    MercuryBoard - http://MercuryBoard.com
    Quick Silver Forums - http://quicksilverforums.com
    FireBoard - http://www.bestofjoomla.com/
    Vanilla - http://getvanilla.com/
    MiniBB - http://www.minibb.net
    VikingBoard - http://vikingboard.com
    Viscacha - http://Viscacha.org
    MyTopix - http://jaia-interactive.com
    Unclassified NewsBoard - http://newsboard.unclassified.de
    FUD Forum - http://www.fudforum.org
    XMB Forum - http://xmbforum.com
    YaBB http://www.yabbforum.com/
    fuzzylime http://forum.fuzzylime.co.uk/st/content/about/
    myUPB http://www.myupb.com/
    BBPress http://bbpress.org/
    Ikonboard - http://www.ikonboard.com
    Orca - http://www.boonex.com/products/orca/
    NuclearBB www.nuclearbb.com
    ImperialBB - http://www.imperialbb.com/
    GrimBB - http://grimbb.awardspace.com/
    Spam Board - http://www.spamboard.net/
    FlexBB - http://www.flexbb.net/
    SonicBB - http://www.iscripts.com/sonicbb/
    Gravity Board X - http://www.gravityboardx.com/
    RadiantBoard - http://www.roboticrodeo.com/radiantboard/
    SEO-Board - http://www.seo-board.com/
    ZoneX - http://www.zonemetrics.com/
    Quezza - http://www.quezza.com/
    English Discuz! - http://endiscuz.talking8.com/
    Beehive - http://www.beehiveforum.net/
    VuBB - http://vubb.com/
    BabbleBoard - http://www.babbleboard.co.uk/
    Icy Phoenix - http://www.icyphoenix.com/
    Web Wiz Forums - http://www.webwizguide.com/webwizforums/
    Springboard - http://www.publicwarehouse.co.uk/php...pringboard.php
    freeForum - http://soft.zoneo.net/freeForum/
    BluBoard - http://beta.terminalpenguin.com/board/
    Elite Bullein Board - http://elite-board.us/
    RiotPix PHP Message Board - http://www.riotpix.com/
    AlilG Open Source Bulletin Board - http://www.alilg.com/software/free-o...ulletin-board/
    my little forum - http://mylittleforum.net/
    NSSBoard - http://www.nssboard.com/
    Chipmunk Forum - http://www.chipmunk-scripts.com/page.php?ID=8
    FlatForum - http://www.phatcode.net/downloads.ph...find=flatforum
    PowerBB - http://powerwd.net/
    w-Agora - http://www.w-agora.net/en/index.php
    aterr - http://chimaera.starglade.org/aterr/
    Php Board Script - http://www.frank-karau.de/php_forum_script/
    bttlxeForum - http://www.codeproject.com
    EvilBoard - http://sourceforge.net/projects/evilboard
    dnfBB - http://sourceforge.net/projects/dnfbb
    Meta Forum - http://www.blursoft.com/metaForum
    MyProBB - http://www.cubiclesoft.com
    NextBBS - http://www.nextbbs.com
    PapyrusBB -http://www.papyrusbb.com
    Vistix - http://www.itechhq.com
    Yazd - http://www.forumsoftware.ca/
    YetAnotherForum.NET - http://www.yetanotherforum.net
     
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  11. flametiger

    flametiger Regular Member

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    Unfortunately no, I found it accidentally when looking for basic and lightweight forum.

    @Cerberus : Some of them are already inactive.

    I currently waiting for beta of two SMF forks : Elkarte and Wedge.
     
  12. CM30

    CM30 Regular Member

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    I think they need to find a better name to be honest, could be almost tempting fate...

    But nice list!
     
  13. BoostN

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    Agreed. Why "spam", we all know what that is..
     
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    flametiger Regular Member

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    I think we should curate the list.
     
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    BoostN Regular Member

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    Anyone run any of these? I'm fixing to setup my third forum and thinking of using free software, and if it takes off I'll convert to something more popular (aka something I know more of).
     
  16. Jura

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    There's variations of the software that make "chan" boards.

    If all chan sites are clones of 4chan like you say CM30, then all forums are also.
     
  17. Arm Flailing Madman

    Arm Flailing Madman Regular Member

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    I designed my own. It's not as powerful as VBulletin and the like, but for what I need it for... it doesn't have to be. I tend to find the traditional forum format puts a lot of people off unless the forum is targeted and it's booming with content and activity.

    I wish I was so lucky! I have very little content and a userbase which is notorious for having no patience. No I designed my forum software around that.
     
  18. CM30

    CM30 Regular Member

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    ^ For whatever reason, your forum doesn't work for me. The page is blank except for the top bar. Any reason for that?
     
  19. Arm Flailing Madman

    Arm Flailing Madman Regular Member

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    Sure. I'm a lousy coder.
     
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    Caddyman engiwebmastechanic

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