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Old 09-18-2003, 11:34 AM
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Which Messageboard Is Best


Im going to get a messageboard for the new site I'm putting togetther and It has to be free so Which is better and why

PHPbb or Invisionboard !!!

I prefer Invisionboard becease to me it looks better and I think te Admin features are better.

I need to make a decision fairly soon so hopefully Ill get some feedback



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Old 09-18-2003, 12:45 PM
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Choice of forums

I've heard that Invision is no longer free. So, it looks like phpBB is it! It isn't too hard to setup and configure. In fact, it is quite simple. If you need any help finding hacks, let me know. I've got a few links saved in my email (thinks), yeah...I hope this helps some.

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Old 09-18-2003, 12:54 PM
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hum... http://www.invisionboard.com/download.cgi you can still get it for free

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Old 09-18-2003, 01:04 PM
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I currently use both. Although IPB is very nice with a lot of features, I think it's too bloated. Lots of stuff in there that I'll never use. phpBB on the other hand is nice & simple. Very easy to setup, and has all the features you need. I'm no longer recommending IPB to anyone. Don't get me wrong, I like it a lot, Just too bloated for me. I set it up for one of my clients and it was a support nightmare, he was messaging me everyday for a week asking me how to do this and that. Two days before I set up phpBB for a different client, he didn't ask me a thing.

Just my .02

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Old 09-18-2003, 01:11 PM
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I like phpBB better...
You can get lots of hacks for it at - www.phpbbhacks.com
And you can get a lot of nice, free images at - www.forumimages.com

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Old 09-18-2003, 03:32 PM
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I've been using YabbSE (not to be confused with Yabb) since it's birth and LOVE it. Even better, its offshoot -- SMF is nearing beta. It will turn the forum world upside down. For a preview: www.simplemachines.org

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Old 09-18-2003, 04:18 PM
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Phpbb is better, has more hacks, and it's easier to use. But if you do have $150 to spend you can get a vBulletin which is by far the best, and the easiest to use.

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Old 09-18-2003, 04:45 PM
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If you're talking to me...

-better is subjective
-more hacks? If so, I've yet to see 'em
-easier to use, also subjective, depends on what you're doing

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Old 09-18-2003, 05:22 PM
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i pretty much a beginner i tried phpbb and invision boards i find them a little hard to customise so i've just gone with XMB forums

its simple and thats why i like XMB

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Old 09-18-2003, 09:03 PM
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I think that you would be better off with phpBB. I am pretty sure it has a larger userbase and better hacks to use. The forums are helpful and when I was using it, it was pretty easy to set up.

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Old 09-18-2003, 10:15 PM
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I've used both and have to say phpBB cause of the reasons the above user posted. vBulletin has my overall vote though.

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Old 09-19-2003, 12:24 AM
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1. vBulletin
2. Invisionboard (it's awesome)
3. PhPBB

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Old 09-19-2003, 04:58 AM
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vBulletin... nothing comes close the vB3 (still in beta)

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Old 09-19-2003, 06:13 AM
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VBuletin is expensive right something like $150 for a license or something.

What can the Vbuletin baord do that say I couldn't do on Invisionboard !!! Im sure there must be loads at that price.

Also im sure I read a thread somewhere somebody would lease it to you for $15 per month os something. Can't find it now

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Old 09-19-2003, 08:15 AM
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I think the features are just about the same for VB and ibf.

I like ibf overall

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