Vbulletin or PHPBB

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by halo3gopher, Jul 29, 2009.

What do you prefer?

  1. PHPBB (3)

    9 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Both equal to me

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Vbulletin

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. halo3gopher

    halo3gopher New Member

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    This is a tough one. PHPBB has a large mod and style community and is all FREE, but on the other hand, Vbulletin usually just works better. I guess you get what you pay for, but for now my site can live with PHPBB. What do you think?
     
  2. ichwar

    ichwar Community Advocate Community Support

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    I think these threads are all over the place, but another can't hurt. :biggrin:

    I voted PHPBB because it's free. Why pay for something when there's a free open source alternative. *note, I am NOT endorsing pirating.
     
  3. arizonapcrepair

    arizonapcrepair New Member

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    phpBB simply because it is free, and with the right tools and customizations, can do the same stuff as vBulletin. Personally, I do not see what makes vBulletin so special.

    Do keep in mind that the x10 forums are vBulletin :D
     
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  4. stitchrokcs

    stitchrokcs New Member

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    If you have the money vB all the way if you dont have the money or you dont want to pay hen MyBB is for you. PhpBB just failz.
     
  5. teh1337bitty

    teh1337bitty New Member

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    phpBB3 since it's free.

    vBulletin is costly but has excellent features :)
     
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  7. halo3gopher

    halo3gopher New Member

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    Vbulletin is nice because it already has most of the features you need, where in phpbb you need to mod many of them in.
    On the other hand, modding is fairly simple unless you're trying to do something like change the filenames in an imageset.
     
  8. crampz

    crampz New Member

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    I voted vbulletin coz there have a lots of professional mods..
     
  9. halo3gopher

    halo3gopher New Member

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    Yeah vBulletin usually appears more professional. PHPBB is lacking some features you're looking for cause you just got off of a vBulletin forum.
     
  10. noerrorsfound

    noerrorsfound New Member

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    Congratulations on these excellent posts. You are both masters of debating. Who could argue with the excellent points you've made, regarding the features and such?
     
  11. Xemnas

    Xemnas New Member

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    vB is very powerful, and is certainly worth the money if you can afford it. It has a lot of things built-in that phpBB doesn't, and where it doesn't there's bound to be a mod that can do it.

    On the other hand, phpBB is free and easy to use by itself. It may not have all the bells and whistles vB has, but it's far from useless. It's much simpler to use than vB and a fresh install is quicker to fully configure than for vB, which literally takes hours to do.

    Overall I'd say they're pretty even, but if you can afford it then definitely go with vB; it's worth every single penny. :)
     
  12. talkingnerds

    talkingnerds New Member

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    I personally use vbulletin because I can afford it but PHPBB is good as an open source program. The only bad thing phpbb is all of the security holes in it.
     
  13. nix02

    nix02 New Member

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    PHPBB.. But if security matters Vbulletin..
     
  14. Divinorum

    Divinorum New Member

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    phpBB3 has all the necessities.

    But I prefer SMF anyways.
     

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