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    SitePoint Addict AfroNinja's Avatar
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    Thoughts on pun bb?

    I recently installed smf to my website but I've decided that it... well.. just has too much crap in it. As I was leafing through the files and cutting out all the features I didn't need and modifying the settings, I figured I should just go with a simpler system. Punbb seems to be a pretty simple and straightforward design, any experiences with it? I'm mostly inquring about security issues.

    I'd rather have more processing power on my server to serve out site content, and not worry about the 30,000 custom settings it has to check for while trying to build a forum page
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    PunBB is a fantastic piece of software. I'm anxious for their RC build to go gold. You're not going to go wrong with it.
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Bleys's Avatar
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    PunBB is great. If you don't want or need something powerful like vB that has every feature under the sun, PunBB is an excellent choice. I've used it for a number of projects and have been very pleased.

    Another lightweight PHP forum that seems similar (though I haven't used it) which you might want to check out is MiniBB.
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    My only problem with it is the lack of private messaging. That was a real show stopper.

    I like Phorum and UnclassifedBB a lot for middleweight boards.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Bleys's Avatar
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    I think there's a plugin for PunBB to add private messaging--but I haven't used it.
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    I couldn't get the plugin to work but I was trying to use it with sqlite as a backup board.


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