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Discussion in 'Community Forum Software' started by SpacewardAsh, Jan 7, 2011.
Which Forum Software would you say is the most Over Rated Forum Software, and why?
vBulletin, there was once a time they used to be the best, but that was the past not anymore. There stability, development, support is all horrible. vb4 is the most worthless release from them ever. Im still vb 3.8. But anyways xenforo is on the top right now.
I agree, the VB4.x.x series is over-rated and in my personal opinion, a downgrade from the previous 3.x.x series as all the VB4.x.x series from experience is just bloated and overloaded and is not worth the new pricing scheme.
IPB, I think its a load of bull, love the design and admin panel but I cannot stand it and over rated
I totally agree with this !!!!
I preffer IPB second after xenforo.. ipb isn't bad.
I've warmed to IPB recently as I think it's a lot nicer than it used to be in it's early days
Yes IPB is great. In the old versions I used to hate the ACP, and the same in vbulletin.
yeah ipb as usual is great,but i have fallen in love with xenofro after seeing your forum,and i vote for it.and in best free forum its only "mybb",coz i really messed up for months with smf and phpbb.
vb has lot of features and mods that makes it unique.and still the most used forum software.but in 2010 the rating is like
ipb-the best forum software paid
mybb-the best free forum software.
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They really aren't accurate by the way.
It's all down to personal preference, but I still stand by my decision that VB4 is the most overrated forum software because it's just too overloaded, and way too expensive...
Well if you buy Vb4 you have the option of downloading and using Vb3.8 you do not have to use Vb4. A lot of people using 3.8 are not switching to Vb4 by the way..............
Yes I know that I use to have a vb4 license.. I had purchased during the time it first came out.
No Doubt vB4, IB Ruined it and are only still standing on the shoulders of others work.. I dont think vB is going anywhere but the glory days are over. I cant even visit the official vB forum anymore without leaving frustrated and just straight up pissed off.
I agree, but I would say as time passes vB can regain their image but not as much like before. They basically went down the drain.
phpBB. It's praised for having so many mods but that's only because it lacks so many basic core features. Last I checked it didn't even have Quick Reply.
vBulletin 4 comes second, it's primarily used by people who don't do their research and assume it's still relevant.
Yep, you are very right about that. Its sad they didnt have a quick reply to begin with.
I use MyBB and am pretty happy with it (switched from SMF after concluding I didn't have the skills to make it look decent).
This is the second forum I've seen using XenForo. Pretty slick I have to say...
Thanks, XenForo is big you just havent ran into the other ones yet which you will. And yea I would go with MyBB over SMF anyday.
Invision. This software has only risen to prominence because vBulletin 4 was an abject failure and there was nothing worthy to fill the void at that time. I have seen so many horror stories about people who transferred to IPB from vB3.8.x and lost everything. All Google indexing was screwed, all hard work building and nurturing the indexing of a forum lost by transferring to what is also one of the least intuitive pieces of software I've ever had the misfortune to use.
If XenForo had been on the scene at the time of vB4 falling so short of the expected mark, we would have seen xF take over as opposed to IPB.