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which forum system is the best that wont cost a ton

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  1. CenTex Hosting

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    I am looking to set up a real estate forum that is set up kind of like bhw. I would like to have several sections and then a section where they can pay to list their service.

    I have looked at
    vbulletin
    mybb

    Not sure if mybb is the best to go with or if i can get away with just using the 195 dollar version of vbulletin.

    whats your take on it or is there another good one to use.
     
  2. Vento

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    MyBB, the best free forum software. END OF.
     
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  4. CenTex Hosting

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    Yep i have one site set up on mybb. while its good I think it lacks some mods that i am looking for.
     
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    vbulletin is what i am leaning too. Just trying to talk myself into spending 400 bucks on something that may or may not take off.
     
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    Best free one- mybb.
    Best paid one for a while was vbulletin, but the latest version isn't that great and it might be a toss-up. Be sure to look at xenforo and ipb as well as vbull if you are looking to go paid.

    I currently have active boards on both vb and mybb- at this point I wish I hadn't even spent the money on vb as I have grown to like the way mybb runs more. Only benefit of vb is a better development community (which means more plugins, etc.)
     
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