Message Board Software Poll

What forum software do you want?


  • Total voters
    8

Ted

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 21, 2002
Messages
348
Okay guys, I want to separate this into a separate thread and really find out what you want. Would you prefer to go with phpBB3 (a pretty substantial upgrade over version 2 that we have now), switch over to Invision Power Board (I hear it's better than any version of phpBB?), or go with something else?

It's up to you guys who post here a lot. Don't worry about the cost either... IPB would not be a problem if it's what you want.
 

tkhunny

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 12, 2005
Messages
9,832
I tend to be resistent to change. A whole new system would irritate me, at least for a couple of minutes.
 

Mrspi

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
2,128
Is there somewhere I could go to see this IPB in action? It's hard to say which I'd prefer when I don't know what that one looks like. Thanks.
 

jwpaine

Full Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2007
Messages
723
Is there somewhere I could go to see this IPB in action? It's hard to say which I'd prefer when I don't know what that one looks like. Thanks.
With the amount of forums running IPB, you've probably been on one before.

Here is a ranking site that shows some of the forums on the internet based on software. http://rankings.big-boards.com/?filter=Invision,all

You wont see much on most of these sites without first signing up.... and the larger sites are usually more restrictive. I think its also important to note that you can't judge a forum software by how the admin has the theme / interface setup...because every forum layout is different.

Cheers,
John.
 

Random

New member
Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
41
I just like IVB :)
 

jwpaine

Full Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2007
Messages
723
You can also activate a demo account at http://community.ipslink.com/board/demo.html

You can then play around with the admin settings and get a feel for setting it up.

I HIGHLY recommend you do this because it's the closest you will see without having it in your hands.

(especially for you moderators)

You will get a link by email and a username / password that is valid for 12 hours of testing on their demo site.

Cheers,
John.
 
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