peterdouglas - 5:53 pm on Sep 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yes, free is the way to go with this forum. Once it picks up and can justify the expense, I may consider switching to VBulletin, but for now, it needs to be a free solution.
Sounds like you guys are quite happy with phpbb. I've been reading other reviews and debates on this topic online (unfortunately many discussions are at least 2 or more years old, and things could have changed a lot since then). Back then, SMF seemed to be the more favored choice (maybe because it had a few more features and is supposedly easier to use). Now it looks like phpbb might be winning.
Aaaah, such a tough choice. Neither one is perfect, but honestly, I don't think I'd go wrong with either one.