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    Web Forum Software


    I am looking for a free web message board software. I came across phpBB. Does anyone know any articles on message board comparsion? What message board will you guys recommend? Thanks for the input
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    i think you will find endless amounts of discussion about this and it does come down to personal preference!! -- will try to find one ... if no one beats me to it !!

    When you say message board i presume you mean forum like software?? in which case i rather like the Invision one but as i have already said it is personal preference!!

    hope that helps!!

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    Moved to Scripts.

    Check out Invision Power Board - outside of vBulletin (what Devshed uses) its the best forum available - and doesn't have all of the security issues that come w/ using phpBB
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    Security is a big issue. How do vBulletin and Invision Power Board stack up on that?
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    Originally Posted by rhymejerky
    Security is a big issue. How do vBulletin and Invision Power Board stack up on that?
    vB is your best bet, for features/security if you're willing & able to pay for the software (at ~$200, its a steal).

    IPB would be next on my short list of PHP-based forum apps... security is pretty tight on IPB.

    phpBB doesn't make it on my list, btw.
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    Unfortunately, our company is only looking into free software. I know IPB allows free usage until asked for support. Does that apply to commerical use as well?
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    Yes.

    You can use it for free as much as you want. You only have to pay for support if you need support. But, you get the source code - and its just PHP... frankly, if there's a problem, you should be able to dig into the code and figure it out.
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