View Full Version : what's the best forum software?
August 5th, 2004, 11:58 AM
What is the best free forum software? I am running my own fedora core2-based web/ftp server, and am thinking of adding some forums to it. I was wondering if anyone had some experience with the various softwares, and if i could get some advice.
August 5th, 2004, 12:32 PM
I personally like phpBB. very customizeable and free.
August 21st, 2004, 11:26 PM
yes phpbb is very user friendly. not only for you, but for any mods you may appoint.
March 25th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Among free and open source software, phpBB tops my list. Fairly good product, huge MOD database, and pretty good support.
Demo : free forum (http://www.forumotion.com)
March 25th, 2009, 09:14 AM
You signed up to reply to a thread that's been ignored for almost five years? *bug*
March 25th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Wow, how far I've come in 5 years :)
March 25th, 2009, 12:47 PM
A useful thread, I was just wondering about such stuff myself, I am planning to make a couple of forums.
March 25th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Well, nothing's changed. There's a lot of good free stuff out there, but phpBB definitely tops my list.
If you don't like it though, SMF (http://www.simplemachines.org/) might be good too, but I've never tried it personally.
March 25th, 2009, 04:10 PM
That may be true but if you read the rules of the board it says not to dredge up old threads and to just start a new one.
March 25th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Bah. Totally forgivable when it's actually a useful thread. Just weird when somebody signs up to reply to an olde one. They don't know the community well enough to know how people will react.
April 24th, 2009, 03:56 PM
For a small/medium-sized user base on a home server, I'd definitely go with FluxBB. Lightweight, fast, works with sqlite alone and requires virtually no setup.
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