Forum Software

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Bail, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. Bail

    Bail Guest

    I know some of you have probably used many BBS's, so have I. I just wanted to know what you thought the best was. Personally, I think I am going to get a liscense for a vBulletin Board, but I wanted to get some other opinions first. If anyone has some time to tell me what BBS they think is the best/worst and why, that would be very helpful. Thanks!:)
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Invisionboard is nice and free.
     
  3. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    what makes vBulletin Version 2.2.8 better than invision?
    neowin has great smilies can you add more?
     
  4. anewhope

    anewhope Guest

    phpbb is my personal favourite, easy to install and free with good theme support
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Can add smilies and I believe some are being created for us, Invision is free, vbulletin is not, vbulletin themselves are now using vbulletin3 too!
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I'm with ep.

    the least confortable board I've ever surfed as far as user features is the ideal bb
     
  7. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I just set up an Invision Board. I would recommend it.
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I imagine we will install vb3 once it has been released for a few weeks - perhaps even straight away as vb using it themselves, so man of it's features will be ok straight away.
     
  9. Bail

    Bail Guest

    hey electronic punk...how do you install invision?can u teach me?


    and whats the best webhost for forum?(the free one)
     
  10. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    The downside with InvisionBoard IMO is that it contains code from hell. ;) If you want to modify it you'll have a hard time finding where you are. But if you don't want to modify it, InvisionBoard is great.
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    er, upload all the files..!
    run sm_install.php

    its step by step from there.