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    iLOVENZB's Avatar FST Crew BT Rep: +1
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    What y'all recommend? Don't want to pirate and want to do it freely.

    Thinking about going down the phpBB path .
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
    Thinking about going down the phpBB path .
    phpBB 3.x's moderation system sucks, or at least that's my experience. You can't do more than one Mod action at the same time without them failing.

    A friend told me about fluxBB, that one looks better, but I haven't tried it (whereas I've moderated a phpBB forum for 4 years now).
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    And what about the Elah one? Haven't tried it so far, but it has good reviews.
    My past mod experiences were on IPB boards, but they are not free unfortunately.
    Last edited by Cabalo; 03-31-2011 at 06:15 PM.

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    I'd say go with phpBB, yeah. I've used it before and while the modifications have been a pain in the ass to manage, the rest worked flawlessly.

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    Have you tried SMF?

    People say it's safer than phpBB... Little bit more complicated, but i think it's better than phpBB.

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    FluxBB is great and stuff if you don't need a PM system.

    MyBB is also free and open source. (and not mentioned yet).

    The truth is that vbulletin is superior to the open source forum platforms server resource/user usability-wise.

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