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Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:55 AM
phpBB looks better and has better mods than SMF. SMF looks not as nice although it can be configured and is a little more complicated to install.
I think phpBB is more user friendly than SMF. As for security i think SMF is superior.
Both have their positives and negatives.
Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:19 PM
Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:58 PM
I then tried some other ones and found SMF (Simple Machines Forum) to be the best, loved how simple it was. Also if you get it right it can be really good to look at.
But now I have my own website and my website partner bought vBulletin and it was easily the best, very easy to edit skins with and to control. Heaps and heaps of good extensions.
But as far as a free forum goes i would definitely go SMF.
Posted 20 June 2008 - 01:58 PM
My personal favorite free forum script is phpBB, but you'll need to have mySQL on your server to run it, and if you're not familiar with the database structure of your server, you'll want to have a MySQL administration console... It makes it a lot easier to manage your databases (free as well, but your webhost may charge for that service).
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 03:32 AM
The problem now is that I've lost most of my users.
Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:32 PM
I think it's the most powerful forum system that's free.
It's sort of a combination of vBulletin and IPB.
Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:42 PM
Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:10 PM
IPB is great and all but many of its features are frankly unnecessary, and its targetted by hackers far too much for my liking (although in fairness to Invision Power Services, 2.2.x and upwards are significantly more secure than 2.1.x and below)
Posted 12 June 2007 - 11:54 PM
It has many features, mods, themes, and its FREE!!! Its got most of the other systems got! And it hasnt got a security issue like phpbb!!!
Really nice, free reliable forum system!
I am using this system, and would recommend everyone to use this!!!
Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:18 AM