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What is your personal preference? Which forum software do you find most comfortable to use?

phpBB
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Invision Power Board
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vBulletin
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Postby Dae » Sat Jun 19, 10 1:35 pm

I'm planning to update both the site and forum in a couple of months.

Initially we planned to stick with phpBB 3.0 (we even ported c3s theme on our own), but perhaps you want something different?
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Postby Kaiden » Sat Jun 19, 10 1:39 pm

Basically every site I know has gone to vBulletin, would be nice to have atleast one left as PhpBB, don't really mind too much though.
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Postby clyzm » Sat Jun 19, 10 3:18 pm

Invision. They update frequently and every forum I go on is an Invision board.
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Postby James » Sat Jun 19, 10 5:25 pm

voted vbulletin
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Postby Zantinzuken » Sat Jun 19, 10 8:06 pm

I voted IPB, but I'd go for vB too as its just as good. Anything but PHPBB is a step up imo.
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Postby Alex » Sat Jun 19, 10 10:19 pm

I voted for phpBB, as I will be (one of the) devs working on this forum, and seeing as phpBB is the only software I'm known with..
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Postby ynnaD » Sat Jun 19, 10 10:58 pm

Whatever were using atm gets my vote
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Postby Dae » Sun Jun 20, 10 9:36 am

Alex wrote:I voted for phpBB, as I will be (one of the) devs working on this forum, and seeing as phpBB is the only software I'm known with..

There's not much work needed on vB or IPB. On PDX we're happy with the vanilla IPB.

I remember there was something missing on phpBB3, but I don't remember what exactly :lol:
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Postby Alex » Sun Jun 20, 10 12:39 pm

Dae wrote:
Alex wrote:I voted for phpBB, as I will be (one of the) devs working on this forum, and seeing as phpBB is the only software I'm known with..

There's not much work needed on vB or IPB. On PDX we're happy with the vanilla IPB.

I remember there was something missing on phpBB3, but I don't remember what exactly :lol:

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Postby Dae » Sun Jun 20, 10 1:55 pm

Alex wrote:Don't come knockin' on my door when the spambots start visiting then!

Ok I'll manage the spambots, I'll be knockin' when proxy abusers appear :D
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Postby Alex » Sun Jun 20, 10 2:12 pm

Dae wrote:
Alex wrote:Don't come knockin' on my door when the spambots start visiting then!

Ok I'll manage the spambots, I'll be knockin' when proxy abusers appear :D

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Postby DxPlayer » Sun Jun 20, 10 3:22 pm

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Postby synthetic » Sun Jun 20, 10 4:55 pm

Spam bots prefer phpbb by far, even with all the mods they come up with. I prefer IPB, although vb does look nice Im still somewhat cautious about it. I cant stand the way phpBB works and it gets somewhat more user friendly only after heavy modifying, and its always such a joy to update heavily moded forums.
That said we're all used to this forum being phpbb and can manage just fine.
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Postby Dae » Sat Jun 26, 10 11:19 am

So yesterday we upgraded IPB to 3.1 on PlanetDeusEx.ru. It's a little better than 2.x.x in terms of usability, but still looks bloated with so many controls, buttons, links, dropdowns. It's a fully-fledged social network while we (on PlanetDeusEx.ru) need a stable, secure and easy to use discussion board.

Also there are only a few decent themes for it.

Right now I don't understand people's enthusiasm about IPB.
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Postby James » Sat Jun 26, 10 11:27 am

Honestly neither do I. Simple works best.
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Postby Allan » Sat Jun 26, 10 12:02 pm

I'm with phpBB myself, because as far as I know, this place has always been phpBB.
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Postby clyzm » Sat Jun 26, 10 12:17 pm

Not a fan of simplicity.

http://planetrenders.net/forums/ for example, not "bloated" imo
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Postby DxPlayer » Sat Jun 26, 10 1:06 pm

I prefer VBulletin, it's pretty easy to use and most of the time it's clean. Also it has a very good system of warnings and members reputation.

For exemple this brazilian computer forum:
http://www.guiadohardware.net/comunidade/
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Postby synthetic » Sat Jun 26, 10 2:00 pm

guidohardware?
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Postby DxPlayer » Sat Jun 26, 10 3:47 pm

Guia Do Hardware (Hardware guide).
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Postby synthetic » Sat Jun 26, 10 5:04 pm

Looks like guidohardware to me :oops:


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Postby DxPlayer » Sat Jun 26, 10 5:18 pm

Ye maybe, but you forgot the letter a.
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Postby synthetic » Sat Jun 26, 10 5:26 pm

Letter A has never borne any significance.
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Postby Dae » Sat Jun 26, 10 6:09 pm

Ken wrote:Letter A has never borne any significance.

:wtf:
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Postby James » Sat Jun 26, 10 6:20 pm

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Postby Zantinzuken » Sat Jun 26, 10 6:32 pm

I'm still on the older version of IPB, haven't upgraded to 3.0 yet, reluctant due to the amount of mods I have installed clashing with the newer version.
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Postby Survive. » Tue Jun 29, 10 1:09 am

TBH i'd rather phpBB just because of my past experience with it.
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Postby clyzm » Tue Jun 29, 10 12:31 pm

by the way if you're planning to update you should totally get a shoutbox
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Postby synthetic » Tue Jun 29, 10 2:28 pm

I think pretty much every common forum soft has a shoutbox mod of somesort.
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Postby Alex » Tue Jun 29, 10 4:16 pm

clyzm wrote:by the way if you're planning to update you should totally get a shoutbox

Definitely not. We have a shout forum: General Spam
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