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Old 03-03-2008, 11:14 AM
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What is the best free forum script out there?

Hi i'm looking to start up another new forum, i already have a vbull license but getting another one is too $$ for me atm so i was wondering what forum script could come close or even better than vbulletin that's free? Ease of use isn't really a problem but i wan't something flexible since the forum would be gambling related.
 
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:08 AM
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phpbb I like it most
 
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Old 03-08-2008, 07:18 AM
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phpbb, me too.
 
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:26 PM
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vB is the best I believe.
 
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:43 PM
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I have several forums using SMF and I am very happy with the free progam.
 
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:56 PM
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phpbb is one of the best forum softwares out there for free.
 
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:24 PM
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I had used both phpbb and smf and I prefer smf which is more secure. With phpbb, I got tons of spams and finally I got to shut down a forum.
 
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:49 AM
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I use to use Invision, but they turned greedy on us! Was awesome until they did so.

SMF (Simple Machines Forum) is fantastic. It originates from YaBB (yes, I'm an ol' timer) Perl forum. SMF is great, and like ryukenden said, "[it] is more secure."

Don't let phpBB fool you though. phpBB 3, the newest addition, is very reliable and secure, and includes so major updates to themes and the back-end which make it a good candidate once again.

I've used both phpBB and SMF in the past month, both of which I love. So I'm split.
 
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:48 PM
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I prefer SMF, but the new updated version doesn't work with a lot of current plugins, but I still use it.
 
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:46 AM
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I also use phpbb. Never had any problem with it.
 
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:10 AM
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phpBB all time and never got any single problem. Actually if you keep your board update then you will never face any problem.
 
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:48 AM
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I also rate phpbb
 
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:25 PM
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phpBB all time and never got any single problem. Actually if you keep your board update then you will never face any problem.
Lol, never say 'never'!
 
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:59 AM
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What about bbPress?
 
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:24 PM
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Is that even a forum?
 
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:56 PM
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Is that even a forum?
Yes lol thats a forum... a very simple forum ( i mean it very simple ) with very less features compared to what others provide.. but it is very customizable. Made by the authors of Wordpress
http://bbpress.org/
 
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:30 AM
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i will recommend you to use phpBB 3 .... coz its the best free bulleting board software on the internet....
This new version is now more secure and reliable.
 
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:41 PM
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PHPBBBBBBBBBBB
 
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:07 AM
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Yes lol thats a forum... a very simple forum ( i mean it very simple ) with very less features compared to what others provide.. but it is very customizable. Made by the authors of Wordpress
http://bbpress.org/
Doh! I guess that's why there is a 'bb' in the name lol. But yes, it is very basic. Wow, lol. I'm sure it provides simplistic hoster's a very good choice though: low bandwidth usage!
 
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:35 PM
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phbbb or smf are the best.
 
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