phpBB or Invision Board?

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  1. efx

    efx New Member

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't think it would fit anywhere else in the Tech Talk

    which board do you think is better?
    phpBB or Invision board? I need to decide on one, I've had some problems with phpBB before, but that was because I didnt know how to install it. The tutorial on how to use it in this forum makes it easy :teeth_smi

    so... what do you think the advantages and disadvantages are for both of the boards?
     
  2. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    There are lots of features that are in IPB, you won't get in phpbb by default, but then again IPB 1.3 is no longer under development so there could be security holes and you have to pay for v2.

    You might want to consider a 3rd option SMF (Simple Machines Forum) its a very good forum system.

    http://www.simplemachines.org/
     
  3. nicholas

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    IPB 1.3. if you dont mind it is not the latest version. SMF is good too and i would pick SMF over phpbb. But 1st choice would be IPB 1.3 :smile:
     
  4. efx

    efx New Member

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    haha =] k thanks guys, i didnt even know anything about SMF, ill check both that and the invision out
     
  5. yhap2003

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    NO matter what I still choose IPB over phpbb!! It's just that ipb is easy to use and user friendly!!
     
  6. Maurice

    Maurice New Member

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    IPB2 is the best. ;)
     
  7. Tyler

    Tyler Retired Staff

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    Ya I agree Smf is the best!
     
  8. situ

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    If you can pay then go for IPB, its better than PHPBB2, PHPBB2 is free but its support is great.
     
  9. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    YaBB is a cgi based forum and it does use text files
    YaBB SE was the PHP version of YaBB and uses a DB
    YaBB SE was abandoned and the team is now working on SMF

    But SMF does still needs some work
     
  10. Maurice

    Maurice New Member

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    phpBB 2 vs IPB, IPB the winner ;)

    phpBB v2.2 vs IPB, good battle :p.
     
  11. MicrotechXP

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    That is all true but 2.2 is not out yet only 2.0.13.
     
  12. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Well actually phpbb 2.2 was scraped because of too many changes. Its now going to be phpbb 3 and it looks like the first beta could be out soon
     
  13. Maurice

    Maurice New Member

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    Well, I got phpBB 2.2 and only thing that is actually changed is the skin and the login part.
     
  14. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Theres an up date on the phpbb site about Olympus (phpBB 3)
     
  15. MicrotechXP

    MicrotechXP New Member

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    So how is it going to be better than 2.0.13?
     
  16. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    Much Much Better

    It should bring it right up to the level of IPB and vB
     
  17. Chris

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    Yeah, Olympus is going to be awesome, lol. It will add a lot of the features that phpBB is lacking against IBP. If you havn't already read, here is a little update on the developement of Olympus.
     
  18. ScienceComp314

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    I also agree that Simple Machine Forum is the best. I am currently working on a The Simpsons related forum and when I am done I will post the link. (It is being done by SMF)
     
  19. Tyler

    Tyler Retired Staff

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    Ohh thats pretty cool :grin:
     
  20. Origin

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    The only thing IPB has that is better than other forums is the inline moderation. Anything else, SMF and phpBB rock
     

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