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    IkonBoard vs phpBB

    IkonBoard is powered by Perl, while pphBB is powered by PHP and MySql.

    Im looking for a forum, and after seeing other peoples forums.. i decided I liked phpBB and IkonBoard the best. Problem is, i dont know which one to choose .

    The good thing about phpBB is that i can upgrade easily to phpbb2 (area51.phpbb.com) once it comes out. But untill then, IkonBoard looks to be a better vbulliten (If vb was free then i'd take it.. heh) clone.

    In your minds, which do you think is better? phpbb or ikonboard?
    Im looking for the one that has better/more features, easy to modify and has some support. Installiation doesnt matter.. as long as it doesnt take a rocket scientist 4 hours to install it.
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    Not a post-script error?!! guysmy's Avatar
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    phpbb is faster
    ikonboard looks neat

    I've got an ikonboard!

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    My choice is phpBB. It is faster as guysmy said, and with some work it looks great. Better yet, as you stated, phpBB 2 should be out soon.

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    IB currently the best.
    I will be using it too.

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    re

    It depends on what you want to do.. i'm still new to the forum thing. It may look crap but you can do alot with it..
    i'm currently using phpBB, and i love it..
    and if you are wondering NO im not a phpBB REP..lol







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    IB has launched it lattest version RC2 which they claim is 99% bug free and can be used as the main board.
    They have also added some nice features.
    It's worth giving a try out.

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    Re: re

    Originally posted by gazal
    It depends on what you want to do.. i'm still new to the forum thing. It may look crap but you can do alot with it..
    i'm currently using phpBB, and i love it..
    and if you are wondering NO im not a phpBB REP..lol
    I am just currently testing this version and I must say I am extremly happy with it, the only bug I have seen in it so far is print topic where it says the topic was started by who ever posted last instead of who actually started it but i shoudl eb able to fix that easily enough myself.

    Thsi version is so good I think it may kill UBB for good, between ikonboard and vbulliten I can't see why anyoen would want to pay for UBB anymore.

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    YaBB isnt to bad, hacks are easy to install and there are plenty of 'em

    Most of the members here don't like YaBB, but i havent had any trouble with it.

    cheers
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    Website design for small businesses.

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    I've got iB RC 3 installed and it's pretty stable. And it supports like 4 database types.
    Soccer Directory | Travel Directory
    (free - reciprocal will give you featured status)

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    Originally posted by cyc
    YaBB isnt to bad, hacks are easy to install and there are plenty of 'em

    Most of the members here don't like YaBB, but i havent had any trouble with it.

    cheers
    I am one of those that hates yabb boards, I have never tried to run oen myself, But as a user, they are the worst board I have ever come across with the exception of them really old type of boards e.g www board.

    They are slow, and break down often.

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    I am completely new to this, just starting learning PHP too. I installed a PHPBB Board and I love it. Even added a few hacks already. It is nowhere near to being finished but you can see it in action here. Literally it took 5 mins to set up, then I started customising it which is the process I am going through now.
    www.gib-online.com/forums

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    Nice Board Nicky

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    Cool logo Nicky

    Did you do it yourself? Very slick

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Thanks for your comments, I did not do the logo it was designed for me by one of the members here, Federico Carnales. The board os working fine, but I haven't finsihed the design yet as I am redoing the whole network in PHP and mySQL and will be integrating the board into that.

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    what about vbulliten? what are the pros and cons versus the other ones being talked about? i see vbulliten in use more and personally i think it looks nicer.

    robert

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    Yeah... looking good Nicky.

    Did you use any good sites to help you customize your phpBB?

    Huh? Did ya? Did ya?


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