Best free forum software

Discussion in 'Scripts, 3rd Party Apps, and Programming' started by Skyline GTR 1388, Jun 3, 2006.

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  1. hungle103

    hungle103 New Member

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    well, it might be illegal 'cause u have to download it from IPB's server , but they no longer allow it , u were right to take the link out. anyway i got a legal IPB 2.0.0 because i downloaded direct from their site since fall 2004, so is that ok if i use it on x10hosting :happysad:???
     
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  2. Jacob

    Jacob New Member

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    I'm going to have to say no on this one. As far as I know, no version of IPB is legal to use for free. If you can provide me with an actual web page, or get explicit permission from the IPB company (or an x10 administrator) then you can.
     
  3. hungle103

    hungle103 New Member

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    i did ask them about that and they said as long as i download it from their site before 2005 that means before it licensed , it is legally and accually it's a 2.0.0 final umlimited trial :
    If anyone want to know it is true or not just contact their sale department :
    http://www.invisionpower.com/ip.dynamic/corporate/contact_form.html

    but i just found free software e107, include forum so i don't need to use ipb forum for now ^__^
     
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  4. echo_unlimited

    echo_unlimited Active Member

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    Actually youre allowed to use it if you downloaded the IPB 2.0 Unlimited Trial from when IPB offered the download on there site. But if you did not download it from there site, then that would be illegal to use.

    http://forums.invisionpower.com/index.php?showtopic=169807&st=0&p=1182363&#entry1182363
    http://forums.invisionpower.com/index.php?showtopic=193866&st=0&p=1295961&#entry1295961
    http://forums.invisionpower.com/index.php?showtopic=220512&st=0&p=1398262&#entry1398262 - Staff Posted in that one.

    Any whom, Mybb is the next best bulletin board system. ;) It looks a lot better compared to Phpbb.
     
  5. hungle103

    hungle103 New Member

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    yea that's right i still got that IPB 2 U Trial in my gmail ^___^
     
  6. genxtrm

    genxtrm New Member

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    I have a Vbulletin want it?? I could give it to you if u will help me to install it on my site too!
     
  7. 3aKaT

    3aKaT New Member

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    genxtrm, vb licensed?
     
  8. IIN Operator

    IIN Operator New Member

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    probably not

    I'm uncertain about free forum softwares that are still available. I have one of the legal trials of IPB 2.0, so I guess that's the best. Other than that, I'd say to go with IPB 1.3, because it's got more features than phpBB. Some advice from my experiences running forums... I wouldn't suggest starting a forum until you have a strong website with sufficient traffic. Forum management is more trouble than its worth when you don't have existing traffic. I think it'd probably be more effective to start a website as a blog, allowing users to post comments.
     
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    i liove SMF forum ,too
    Download Free
    :thefinger
     
  11. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    From my experience (which isn't great), i prefer IPB.
    Although it is very good, there are many very good forum softwares available free. So if youve got money to spend i would go for IPB.
     
  12. Chris Z

    Chris Z Active Member

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    well with IPB's recent price exploding, I would prefer vBulletin, also I like vBulletin's style better anyway
     
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    daman371 New Member

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    I personally prefer free forum software. Lately I've been using mybb but before mybb I used phpbb.
     
  14. Monawco

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    I've always liked phpbb...I started using it a long time ago (yes, I chose it over IPB even when IPB was free) and am still using it today. The user community for it is *huge* which means lots of support from the community, the codebase is (relatively) clean, so it's easy to write plugins for it, and the template system saves a lot of time when coding new plugins and editing skins.

    Demo : create a forum
     
  15. Jeremia0

    Jeremia0 New Member

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    in the free area, i'd have to say PHPBB or Punbb (punbb is easy to integrate into other things).

    as for paid software, IPB is the way to go
     
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  17. Soki

    Soki Banned

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    This thread is VERY old.
    Do NOT reply on very old threads.
    *closed*
     
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