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phpBB or Cracked vBulletin ?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by neo3187, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    The title says it all...

    which one should i choose for my new forum??
     
  2. haridada

    haridada Senior Member

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    I've heard some say that hosts are wary of cracked scripts.

    If that is the case, then PHPBB.

    If host does not mind running cracked scripts, then VB ftw. :p
     
  3. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Neither.
    don't ever get a nulled script if you plan on running it long term
    phpbb sucks, the closest thing to good... that is free is simple machines forum
     
  4. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    phpBB sux?? wow Ive heard its the best free forum platform... damn! hows smf seo-wise?
     
  5. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    seo wise... ill break it down like this.
    if you get SMF. do NOT get the version from your hosting provider.
    they will give you 1.1.12
    currently there is 1.1.13 out and its better. but still don't get that even.

    go straight to their site
    http://www.simplemachines.org/
    and download RC5
    best i have seen so far.

    CyrusVirus
     
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  6. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    dunno about other stuff, but when it comes to forums, ur d man cyrus :) .. thanks a ton!!

    and yes iam planning to take it long term, this forum wld make it big if I just promote it nicely... as of now I cant spend on vB and then another $150 bux on vbseo plugin... i guess smf would be a wise choice...
     
  7. haridada

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    hey cyrus man, one question for you?

    you see those big warez forums with members close to millions and posts in the 3 millions or something. I see most of them running VB or PHPBB. Are they running cracked VB? How can you tell what they are running?

    Any ideas man?
     
  8. neo3187

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    Interesting question... it would be funny if the owner of a warez forum buys a VB license :p
     
  9. haridada

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    Yes. its interesting considering that some of VB warez forums that i see have more than 700k members and 3+ million posts and VBSEO plugin too. That;s why i asked?
     
  10. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    I know, but Iam hesitating in using cracked stuff cz its basically a legit forum and I might look to sell it later on... and at that time cracked forum wouldnt sell...
     
  11. RandomPhantom

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    Have you tried PHPBB 3? It should be much better than the old version.
    I haven't tested it but some people I've talked to say that they even prefer it over vBulletin.

    Neo, you already know my answer. ;)
    Go with a free forum-script and then later change over to vBulletin if you want to.
     
  12. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    yaa ur right.. but now its come down to smf or phpbb :p
     
  13. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    ive installed smf... installing plugin packages is much more easier in smf... also installed seo friendly urls package... next mission.. populating the forum :D
     
  14. Yunus2011

    Yunus2011 Newbie

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    Hi guys

    Sorry Neo dont mean to derail your thread but it may be a problem you will come across later to so thought I'd ask everyone else, hope you dont mind. SMF gets a lot of spam sign ups, people with weird emails, I do block them but recently a new forum I run dropped from being fifth for my keyword term to being on the tenth page of Google, it's a new forum but I'm just a little surprised as to why this happen.

    Any reason? Suggestions guys? Again sorry if off topic.

    On a side note, when would you reco a switch from SMF to VB?
     
  15. dionysus

    dionysus Junior Member

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    Don't forget to look at mybb. I like it more than vBulletin version 4, less than vBulletin v3.8+. It's better than SMF in my opinion.

    Code:
    http://mybb.com
    
     
  16. Aaric

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    Before using cracked version check if it has infection to introduce frames later on.
    I would phpbb for start-up :)
     
  17. Autumn

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    If you're putting serious effort into the forum and want it to be a long term success then just fork out for vbulletin. Changing platforms later on can kill a message board, plus it's a real pain in the ass migrating from one platform to another.
     
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    I recently got a vbulletin forum site without the license, and don't have the money to buy the license. Is it hard to do the converison from vbulletin 3 to phpbb?