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Poll Question: Which Forum System Works Well?
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    Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 06:23
Well after what Proboards did to THFA and AE, I dont think anyone would vote for them...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 09:29
PhPbb (sp?) definitially.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 11:38

I take it Phpp is the system we are using?

If it is then that one.l

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 12:41
No, this is Web Wiz.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 13:54

I'm inclined to say vBulletin 3 - the best forum software available.

Unfortunately, you have to purchase its software on a per license basis.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 15:11
Originally posted by Stewart

I'm inclined to say vBulletin 3 - the best forum software available.

Unfortunately, you have to purchase its software on a per license basis.



I'll second that. vBulletin 3 is indeed very good and very well protected against hacking attempts too, I believe. Has tons of user features to go with it as well.

I think I do know people who use it for "free".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 16:13

I think I do know people who use it for "free".

I use it for free. I don't own a licence yet.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 16:29
Originally posted by Stewart

I'm inclined to say vBulletin 3 - the best forum software available.

Unfortunately, you have to purchase its software on a per license basis.

Surely the tightest coding of all the forum types, but to be honest, I don't like it.  There are so many other forum systems that aren't as complicated to use.

My personal favorite is phpbb.  Clean and simple.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 16:44
I find that once I get into the Admin section of vBulletin I'm simply overwhelmed by the amount of options which is no bad thing. Currently, with my site being phpBB, I'm a little disappointed at the Admin section but it is, afterall, a free piece of software.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 17:05

phpbb and invisionboard

 

this one aint bad, but am very annoyed with it making me login all the time

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 17:16

Originally posted by John Doe

this one aint bad, but am very annoyed with it making me login all the time

Must be your Cookie settings as I've not had any problems.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 17:18
Hmmm, check your cookies.  I'm never logged out.  My problem is still with those damn new post indicators.  They don't work right.  Also, some common features that are on most boards are missing here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 17:19
I dont think it handles switching between computers very well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 18:01

Originally posted by Stewart

I find that once I get into the Admin section of vBulletin I'm simply overwhelmed by the amount of options which is no bad thing. Currently, with my site being phpBB, I'm a little disappointed at the Admin section but it is, afterall, a free piece of software.

The phpbb panel is very adequate, and really serves most any need you may have(provided that you know what you are doing).  Vbulletin seems to be one of these feature-heavy boards, that has things not really necessary in a forum.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 18:34
I don't know, I looked, and I really like the stuff VBulletin has!  The only thing I don't like is the pricetag for a license.  Were I ever to start my own board, I think I'd go with them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 20:13
I jsut voted for the most popular one (another reason to hate democracy)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Aug-2004 at 22:56
Personally, my problem is that there is no "own posts" section or something like that, where we could see the threads we're subscribed to (as in vBulletin's Control Panel). It really is very helpful, I completely forget which topics I had been watching and if there had been a reply or not. And since there is no e-mail notification either, one has to go through a lot of threads to figure out where those posts are. Especially if you're old and senile like me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Aug-2004 at 00:43
And when you look for posts by someone it lists them by the last time anyone posted in them, not the last time the person in question did.  I also like emails when I get PMs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Aug-2004 at 02:51
I like EzBoard.  I co-own two sites with a friend.  They're a very large group of boards, easy to manage and use, and have a great "forum find" feature that allows members of one board to search for other boards on any topic.  The price is reasonable and they make it simple for members to contribute to the cost.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Aug-2004 at 22:20
It's invisionfree. They are the best
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