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visualfox
September 24th, 2006, 03:10 PM
which is the best free forum??
phpbb2 ,smf or yabb??

lonce
September 24th, 2006, 03:21 PM
I prefer E107, which is what I have at my site in my signature. PHPBB2 is really good though.

Minyaliel
September 24th, 2006, 03:22 PM
SMF, no doubt about that. It's the best I've ever tried, and I've tried loads...

greggh
September 24th, 2006, 03:23 PM
phpbb

_simon_
September 24th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Smf. I dropped PHPBB for SMF, it's much better.

lonce
September 24th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Its all up to your preference. Try them and see which ones you like.

az
September 24th, 2006, 05:24 PM
Smf. I dropped PHPBB for SMF, it's much better.

SMF is non-free software.

http://www.simplemachines.org/about/license.php

It really depends on what you want. Phpbb2 has the larger community, I think. PunBB is the fastest I can think of. As for features, it depends on what you want.

got_nix
September 24th, 2006, 05:33 PM
SMF is non-free software.

http://www.simplemachines.org/about/license.php

It really depends on what you want. Phpbb2 has the larger community, I think. PunBB is the fastest I can think of. As for features, it depends on what you want.

phpbb is good but be careful of exploits, I've seen phpbb boards get totally haxored.. so keeep a keen ear/eye out for security exploits and update asap.

and i think what he's getting at is free to use, where he doesn't need to purchase a copy. SMF allows that doesn't it....

skymt
September 24th, 2006, 05:36 PM
You might want to look into PunBB (http://www.punbb.org/).

panickedthumb
September 24th, 2006, 06:07 PM
phpbb is severely lacking. SMF is free to copy, distribute, modify, etc. to your heart's content, but you can't sell it, and you have to retain their copyright. So it's not as free as as GPL but it is free as some Open Source licenses.

Klaidas
September 24th, 2006, 06:10 PM
From those which you give me to choose, I'd choose phpBB.

LookTJ
September 25th, 2006, 04:45 AM
smf owns all you said, i hate phpbb