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    Dearl all,

    What kinds of message board do you like? Vbulletin/UBB one or WWWboard stlye?

    I think the first type has a better organiation. WWWboard on the other hand is more simple to install and has a flat structure. Some people prefer vbulletin one but some people said they like WWWboard and hate vbulletin type.

    Thus, I would like to solicit everyone's idea here.
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    Freelance Web Designer KeithMcL's Avatar
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    See the previous post to yours here. It also has a link to another post about BBs.

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    I definitely prefer the vBulletin type.
    I feel they look better, are better organised and encourage posting better.


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    vBulletin/ubb/fusetalk/alltheotheronesthatlooklikeit

    are MUCH preferred by me. Its not just the looks. They are better organized and it is easier to find what you want.

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    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
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    Some people prefer the threaded style - but it allows for either a lot of messages being cut off (if you limit the number shown) very quickly on active boards, or HUGE pages loaded with threaded links that make it hard to find what you want. Not to mention that if one discussion receives many replies, the links go farther and farther to the right...this can effect page layout very badly and even cause side-scrolling at times.

    vBulletin is without a doubt the way to go. UBB would have to come in second. There's also a free PHP/MySQL board called "tForum"...run a search for it on HotScripts.com if you're interested. It has some bugs, but is nice if you cannot afford vB.

    Overall, though, if you're truly serious about developing a successful community, vBulletin is the only way to go.

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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    I also prefer the flat topic style of vBulletin or UBB. Threaded message systems get messy if you have more than 50 users.
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    Absolutely. Don't forget that many do not include vB/UBB code, email notification, smiley faces, advanced search options, cannot handle a seriously load, do not have memberlists, templates, or an advanced control panel.

    The choice is clear.

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    I like the vBulletin style, too.

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    Vbulletin for me

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