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    Forum software apart from the usual suspects?

    Most of us know a good bit about phpBB, SMF, VBulletin, and IPB. Does anyone have any other favorite forum softwares?

    I know simtropolis.com/forum has made me fall in love with FuseTalk.
    Anybody else?

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    SMF is by far my fave for big sites.

    for small forums, nothing can beat Vanilla - getvanilla.com

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    I'm a big fan of bbpress (bbpress.org). Probably because it's based on Wordpress, uses some Wordpress plugins (such as akismet), and even plugins that aren't compatible can be easily modified to make it so.

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    Internet Business Optimizer KCgame's Avatar
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    I believe each of them is strong at carious aspect. May I know which area are you particularly interested to find out more?

    In all, I find that phpBB suits my needs most of the time. I will choose Vbulletin if there is no budget issue. SMF is pretty light and compact but not many themes were available when I was using it 1 to 2 years back.

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    I started off using IPB, then I switched to phpBB. Once I started needing really advanced features I converted to vBulletin.
    Checkout what I am selling:
    8 Forums, 1 Corporate Site, 1 Forum Hosting Site, & 9 Domains
    Click here to view marketplace auction.

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    The Mind's I ® silver trophy Dark Tranquility's Avatar
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    there's also vanilla! it is quite light and IMO it is good for small communities and for support forums!
    http://getvanilla.com


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