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Can you suggest me a forum program

   
9:09 pm on Jan 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone. I am a beginner of websites. Recently I want to start a simple forum. Can you suggest me a forum program that has enough functions and features for small discussions?

Thank you.

1:44 am on Jan 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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PHPBB (free)

YABB (Yet Another Bulletin Board) also free, perl based

Over these, I convince clients the $160 license and $40/annual renewal is well worth the investment for vBulletin.

See what people are using most of, this will tell you "what's best."

9:53 pm on Jan 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I recently installed 2 software's and agree with rocknbil.
See: [webmasterworld.com...]

If you have the money I would pay for vBulletin. However, you could also start with a free program such as SimpleMachine and then update the software to vBulletin once you get traffic and think your site has potential to generate revenue.

8:04 pm on Jan 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I second for phpBB - also in terms of support through forums probably the best choice.
7:33 am on Jan 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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vBulletin is the most search engine friendly bulletin board. Probably the most secure one "out of the box" as well.