Best Forum Software: Your Opinions & Views

What is the best forum software?

  • phpBB

    Votes: 10 11.4%
  • MyBB

    Votes: 24 27.3%
  • vBulletin

    Votes: 7 8.0%
  • IPB

    Votes: 6 6.8%
  • Xenforo

    Votes: 24 27.3%
  • SMF

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Zetaboards

    Votes: 6 6.8%
  • Proboards

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Proboards

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 9.1%

  • Total voters
    88
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Talk Mental Health

Tagobs

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I'm a huge fan of XenForo. Pure vanilla XF works great, it has a lot of add-ons available as well as beautiful skins. It's also the forum suit that requires the least add-ons to be awesome, in my opinion. Second comes IPB, and for the free ones out there I prefer MyBB. phpBB is slowly replacing the latter though, as MyBB doesn't have that many good plugins or themes.
 

zoldos

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Certainly. My main issue was the apparent lack of a lightbox display for attached images. When I clicked on an attached image, it simply opened it on top of the forum, NOT a new window. So when I was done viewing, I naturally "closed" the window, which also closed the forum window. :( I found a plugin to correct this, but it was unfinished and even after I tinkered with it, I couldn't get it to work 100%.

Secondly, there seems to be more "official" add-ons and templates for XF, not just a bunch of users posting mods. But licensed programmers creating content (at least that's how it seemed).

Also, with my XF license I have full official tech support for a year and access to the very well written Picture/Video gallery.

Other things were just minor annoyances, but I've used XF for at least 4 years and was very happy with my first license so I opted for a second! :)