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    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this question but how easy is the flat-file version of BoardPower to install? I'm not too experienced with this stuff, I managed to install a UBB with a lot of cursing though.


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    If you have MySQL get the mySQL version of it. You dont have to code any mySQL, its done automatically. You just give it your username and password and its ready to go. However there is 30 cgi files you have to customize.
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    I found htat installing vb was extremely easy, despite knowing php, i found it absolutely unneccessary.
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    The MySQL version of BP is still under testing, I wouldn't go with it for now!
    For the version in Perl, it's not that hard though! If you encounter problem, post here, we'll try to help.
    One demo of that BP I am using for my highschool forum is here: http://www.ptnangkhieu.com
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    I'd go with vBulletin. I like it a lot better.
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    Originally posted by 123finder.com
    The MySQL version of BP is still under testing, I wouldn't go with it for now!
    Not only is it unstable, so are the makers of boardpower in general. It is not a product I would ever choose.

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    Just remember that it's a freeware!
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    I think the point is that you get what you pay for. $160 is not really that much for a quality product like vBulletin. You probably spend more than that eating out each month.
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    Originally posted by werehere
    Not only is it unstable, so are the makers of boardpower in general. It is not a product I would ever choose. [/B]
    I agree with you on that one! TWF (The Webmaster Forums) has a hard time with Joseph Bannon, the person behind Boardpower. From what I remember, he was a moderator and an active member of TWF, and even got TWF to use his bulletin board software. Than he went behind TWF's back and registered http://www.thewebmasterforums.com.

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    Hi,
    I found boardpower very easy to install. Like 123finder.com said, DONT USE THE MySQL version! It's a nightmare, all you ever get are white screens and server error messages. I've set up the flat file version of B.P. about 20 times so I'f you have any problems just ask

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    Is it scalable, because i know most flat file stuff are really slow, and a pain to customize, and upgrade. also errors are extremely hard to fix.
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    What do you guys think of Phorum? Anyone used it?

    http://www.phorum.org


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    I am using it! It's good, open source, but it has thread-style (not vB/UBB style)
    Security of Phorum is properly taken care of! (you could read the documentation/readme to see how they recommend!)

    Btw, I think this thread is more appropriate if it's in Scripting Forum
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    Originally posted by ddeile
    What do you guys think of Phorum? Anyone used it?

    http://www.phorum.org

    I found it a nightmare to install and just all around confusing as a fourm...

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    Originally posted by necrominator
    I found htat installing vb was extremely easy, despite knowing php, i found it absolutely unneccessary.
    How many times until necrominator is banned? WHAT does that post have to do with anything relating the orgianl question. The origanl question was "Is boardpower easy to install"

    Originally posted by necrominator
    Is it scalable, because i know most flat file stuff are really slow, and a pain to customize, and upgrade. also errors are extremely hard to fix.
    again...

    [Edited by jumpthru on 10-29-2000 at 08:21 PM]

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    Which would you recomend using, Phorum or BoardPower (non sql version)?

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    I think the answer is pretty clear, but it's up to you!
    The design of BP is like vB/UBB while Phorum you'll get thread-style. (to me, I get used to both of them!)

    About installing, Phorum might be more challenging (when I first read their instruction, I almost deleted it! but then I wanted to learn, accepted the challenge )
    Anyway, it's not that terrible!!! Give it a shot if you like Phorum! We could back you up!
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    I think if I was going to pay for forum software, I'd get UBB again. I love Sitepoint, but I really do prefer it as a user to vBulletin. Mind you, it ain't about what I like...

    Thanks for the offers of help, I'm sure I'll need them

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    I have the flat-file version of BP installed. Didn't find it too hard. Had to customize some files but overall it wasn't that hard.

    You can see it in action at http://www.webdevforums.com

    rgds,

    P.S I will be upgrading to vBulletin when I can afford to do so. Definately the best board out there, imo.

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    Originally posted by superbird
    I think if I was going to pay for forum software, I'd get UBB again. I love Sitepoint, but I really do prefer it as a user to vBulletin. Mind you, it ain't about what I like...

    Thanks for the offers of help, I'm sure I'll need them
    Whys that?

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    Needing help or preferring UBB?


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