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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:09 pm    Post subject: phpBB or vBulletin for the next forum? Reply with quote

The server change is drawing near (we're looking at within the next 2-3 months) and I would like your feedback on opinions on whether or not to stick with phpBB for the forum, or to pay for the more secure vBulliten forum lisence.

I'll need to pay upfront for the new server anyways, so I may as well pay for the years vBulliten to go along with it at the same time (if the concencus is to go for that).

phpBB has served us well (when it wasn't being over-run by hackers that is >_>), but I keep hearing that vBulliten would be a great alternative as all security problems would be sorted properly and swiftly as it's paid for versus phpBB's free-for-all aspect.

Has anyone here had much experience with vBulletin boards before? Ever admin/mod on one at all? I don't remember ever using one, so I'm unsure of how it really compares to phpBB as a forum.

Let your comments, and feedback commence!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go with InvisionFree.
Very easy to moderate, and the warning system works out very well Smile It's also easy to add different skins to the board, and there are already may mods installed.

The only negative thing about invisionfree is that the smilies suck... but you can change them anyway.

http://invisionfree.com/index.php?p=disk
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IF is remotely hosted...

So you'd have to buy IPB, which costs $160, which in turn pales in comparison to Simple Machines Forum.

To see what SMF looks like, click my sig.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really care. I think this works just fine Smile but if vBulletin really is that much better and you don't mind paying for it, go with that Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

InvisionBoard. Wink

Not free like DF posted, since that is ad-ridden and wouldn't be on SCU.

It costs a decent amount, but it is worth it in the end.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not move the topic from GD into here while leaving a shadow topic there so people are collaborating in the same topic?
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