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Helping choosing a Forum for my site

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hi everyone,
I am in search of a good forum (I prefer PHP based because server does not have suppor tfor java)
I am looking a froum that has following feature:

1- User replies could be rated
2- pools
3-RSS feeds
4-Rss on posts
5-Professional looking
6-Easy to add new styles or improve existing styles.
7-Most important : search engine optimization, scalablity
8-It does not needs to be free

I did good reasearch on that and came up with following are among good forums:

FusionBB(File and Directory Permissioning - FusionBB Community - Powered by FusionBB)
punbb(PunBB)
FusionBB(Main Index - FusionBB Community - Powered by FusionBB)
icebb(Welcome to IceBB | IceBB)
nextbbs((NBBS) Portal)
vbulletin(vBulletin® - Instant Community)
invisionpower(IP.Board 2.1.7 and IPB.Blog 1.2.4 Released - Invision Power Services)
phpbb(phpBB • Creating Communities Worldwide)

I like Vbulletin, I am not sure but I guess bytes has look and feel like Vbulletin.

Your suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Thanks
Dec 1 '08 #1
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Nepomuk
3,112 Expert 2GB
I'm certainly no expert on forum software, but you're right, bytes does use vBulletin and it seems to support what you want - how easy or difficult it is however, I can't tell.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Dec 1 '08 #2
Curtis Rutland
3,256 Expert 2GB
From what I've seen, vBulletin is the most popular forum software, and it seems to be extremely skinnable...the present state of Bytes notwithstanding :(

There is likely to be a whole lot of support out there for vB, so you might want to go with that.

If you were interested in an ASP/ASP.NET powered forum, you might want to look at Snitz.
Dec 1 '08 #3
creative1
274 100+
I am kind of agree with you. I am still in process of research I know it is big one time decision.
Dec 2 '08 #4

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