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Old 08-10-2015, 07:13 AM   #1
Kenton Smith
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Just wondering: What software product is being used for these Forums?
It seems to work really well! From a user perspective anyway.
I'd also be interested in knowing how well it works from a sysadmin perspective.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Seems to do the job here. Like all software, I wish it had more features. And there are a few (not major) bugs that I see as a moderator—certainly nothing near enough to push for a different software package.

No idea on comparison to other forum software packages.

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Old 08-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #3
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Quite a number of forums out there use vbulletin, it seems to be a good stable product.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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vbulletin, 3.x we've got a license for 4.x and 5.x but I've not had the time to migrate up to the newer versions.

The original forum software was Ultimate BBS, which I migrated to vB in 2007.

I've run others, I have another forum on phpBB 3.x which I'm planning on migrating to vB 5.x this winter.

From an admin perspective I find it much better than phpBB, YaBB, etc.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:03 AM   #5
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I've always liked the older versions of Simple Machine Forums, but this one seems to work well enough that I wouldn't bother changing it.
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:59 PM   #6
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From an admin perspective I find it much better than phpBB, YaBB, etc.
Ditto X 10. vBulletin has many more features, is easier to set up and assign user groups, change permissions, add new forums and sub forums and implement updates etc.
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