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i want a forum website help me

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by anti_dote, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. anti_dote

    anti_dote Power Member

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    Hey i have been reading on google forum website i want to launch one of mine and came across these 2

    1) VBulletins
    2)PhpBB

    Vbulletin personally those are my favorite and the only problem with them is i have to purchase a license of almost 200$ i know there are Null version and have heard some bad stuff about them aswell

    Phpbb they are Free but they dont look that great.

    So i need to know if you have ever engaged in such a situation what shall i do shall i do the free ones ? and save 200$ ? but still have to pay like 20$ for installtion and plugins
     
  2. digitaldream

    digitaldream Registered Member

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    the free ones will do, even A SMF will do fine
     
  3. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    I like SMF forums.
     
  4. Skyjockey

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    Vbull has much more to offer. I ran a nulled VB site for years with no problem.
     
  5. Twats

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    go for phpbb. free, open source, lot's of MODs, secure, good support from the community and if your problem is the looks of it just google "phpbb premium themes" :D
     
  6. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

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    I lol'd.


    Anyway, if you got some money to spend go with vBulletin. If you want a free script, MyBB is really good, with an easy to use admin panel, not to mention editting themes is easy as pie.
     
  7. Twats

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    you lol'ed but i lol even more... whenever i find hacked forums i see vbulletin... whenever i find heavily spammed forums i see vbulletin... whenever i get spam PM's from some forum where i'm a user, guess what... it's vbulletin. stop being a sucker.

    I own a forum powered by phpbb and even though xrumer users strted spamming me when i opened it all they could make was 3 posts. it's been 1year and a half since then and never again they were able to spam it again, and no, i don't even make users activate their own accounts...

    now, if you please send me one phpbb exploit that works to prove your point i'll be pleased

    GTFO and stop spending useless money on shitty scripts like vbulletin.

    look at warez-bb... what platform does it run in? vbulletin? lol you can't get one forum more targeted by hackers than that one and still the only thing they manage is some DDoS attacks sometimes. and that has nothing to do with the script they run...
     
  8. Gradimir Stankovic

    Gradimir Stankovic Power Member

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    IPB is a lot cheaper that vBulletin, and it looks much better.
    SMF is pretty good for a free.
    Just don't go with phpbb because it's ugly and full of bugs.
     
  9. cliffdropper

    cliffdropper Registered Member Premium Member

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    My smf gets tons of spammers from russia using xrumer. How can I stop this?
     
  10. lived66

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    Have any tried integrating SMF with wordpress?
     
  11. anti_dote

    anti_dote Power Member

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    it all sounds complicated but ill only go with these two either
    Vbulletin
    Phpbb

    but vbulletin is expensive will i have problems with nulled version ?
     
  12. cliffdropper

    cliffdropper Registered Member Premium Member

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    I used a nulled version of vbulletin and ended up having some attorney bugging me and my host. Since I have a dedicated server they just sent me emails and I ignored them. A year went goes by and my site got hacked. I think it was someone hired by vbulletin. So I would say no to the nulled if you are planning on having a popular site. But if it is just to play with or for a small site you should be fine.

    PS: This was not the first time I have had this happen, same thing happened to me with a nulled copy of phpfox.
     
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  13. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    If you are interested, I have a full version (not nulled) of IP.Board, Blog and Gallery as well as some plugins and skins. This is the last version that does not call home or require any verification (you cant get support).

    If interested, send me a IM.
     
  14. steve83

    steve83 Newbie

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    It's not complicated at all. If you want a free system choose phpbb. If you want a better system then choose vbulletin and pay for it.

    Presumably you aim to make some money off your forum in which case $200 is not expensive at all.

    I've never really understood what exactly is "black hat" about software theft. It's not black hat, it's theft.
     
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  15. spaceinvader

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    phpbb looks great imo and you can mod it to death
     
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  16. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    You make a menu page at
    yourdomain.com/forum

    that pushes people to your FREE forum at

    yourdomain.com/forum/ourcoolforum

    and when the ads and other things begin to earn money

    you create a PAID one at

    forums.domain.com

    and have the notice about the new forum at yourdomain.com/forum
    and disable new threads - so they can still see archives there but
    need to populate the new forum

    Don't bother paying for something until there is TRAFFIC & promise of PROFIT
     
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