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Old 11-09-2008, 01:43 PM   #11
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phpBB is my favorite out of the free ones.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:12 PM   #12
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What about yabb forum as a free choice? www.yabbforum.com
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:50 PM   #13
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Check PunBB.
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What about yabb forum as a free choice? www.yabbforum.com
Both of these forums I like, but I will have to see if I can get the software to host them.

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In all my experience with SMF/and PhBB (Only used a few times),I Like SMF better.
I like SMF ... I used to have a support forums for my webhosting service that was SMF and I was pleased with it. I'm taking this one into serious consideration as well.
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I'd like to add that my choice of MyBB was made because I don't have ANY experience with phpBB and when I was looking at both of them phpBB looked harder to use, so I went with MyBB and really liked it. I've never done more with phpBB than be a registered user on a forum that ran (runs?) it.
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I'd like to add that my choice of MyBB was made because I don't have ANY experience with phpBB and when I was looking at both of them phpBB looked harder to use, so I went with MyBB and really liked it. I've never done more with phpBB than be a registered user on a forum that ran (runs?) it.
I took a demo of MyBB a few days ago and kinda played around with it. I kinda found it more user friendly than phpBB. Now the main reason I like phpBB is because it has a lot of customization potential. Modifications and styles are readily available. To my knowledge I know MyBB has modification/plugin capabilities but I don't know to what extent.
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I've seen a lot of stuff available for MyBB. I haven't really gone into depth with the customization, but I think its very similar to vBulletin. A lot of the modifications and whatnot can be downloaded from their site.
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When CV started out it was on phpBB. Buzz did some neat tricks with it and it served it's purpose. But as we got a little bigger we switched off to VB. It's out of the box, ready to rock made it appealing. But if you're going to have a license issue then all that's a mute point.
Am I understanding you're going to host this off your own computer? If this is the case I would check with your ISP to see if that violates the terms of service. I have a commercial account with my ISP and get away with murder...
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When CV started out it was on phpBB. Buzz did some neat tricks with it and it served it's purpose. But as we got a little bigger we switched off to VB. It's out of the box, ready to rock made it appealing. But if you're going to have a license issue then all that's a mute point.
Am I understanding you're going to host this off your own computer? If this is the case I would check with your ISP to see if that violates the terms of service. I have a commercial account with my ISP and get away with murder...
i actually have a hosting account that allows for this. I saw some scripts that required dedicated IPs which I couldn't afford, but the phpBB script I am implementing seems to be doing the job. I am actually incorporating phpNuke into the site as the front page. If I do decide to add more technologies to my offerings for forums, I would mostlikely convert the site to a multi-forum offering versus something specifically designated for phpBB. I would probably only lose the value of the domain name, but that's like $10.
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Both of these forums I like, but I will have to see if I can get the software to host them.
You could WRITE the software!
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SMF is the best from the free software...
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