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Just wondering what everyones thoughts on punBB are?

From my small play with it, it seems to have covered the basics very well and its pretty straight forward to theme.

I have a client wanting a basic forum - they do not want to pay out for vB etc (its a minor project for them). I'm just tossing up between punBB and Vanilla 2.

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I've used Vanilla, so I'd recommend that.

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Originally Posted by santa View Post
I've used Vanilla, so I'd recommend that.
I like Vanilla also, my only small concern is the target audience. The client is targeting, shall we say... less savvy users - the way you use Vanilla is a little different to a standard forum, it might throw them?

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PunBB, from what I have seen, is a good forum software. From what I can remember the code that is used to run the forum is actually very solid (unlike other forums / CMSs). I would go with PunBB if the client want a VB/IPB like forum without the cost.

Vanilla is cool, but strange.

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That's great, thanks for sharing the information. I am also looking for a forum software for my first forum. PunBB sounds like a good option other than phpBB and SMF.

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I wouldn't ever use phpBB.. :P

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Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
I wouldn't ever use phpBB.. :P
What is the reason why you don't want to us to use phpBB? I have been into other forums that uses this software and I think it is good enough for a forum.

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I despise vanilla, the forum structure is ugly and hard to navigate. If you need free, go with PHPBB, while the code isn't a gem there are tons of resources available for it. If you want quality, you need to pay for it.

However, to answer your question, I would recommend PunBB.

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Imo, best VB free equivalent is MyBB and v1.6 will be closer even more.

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