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 Post subject: phpBB Pros & Cons
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:33 pm 
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I am not sure what to think of phpBB just yet. It does look nice and it seems to have some nice features, but I am not crazy about the idea of flat forums; I like nice threaded forums with nice threaded displays.

I recently installed phpBB at Video Game Links, but despite a steady flow of traffic to the site, it seems that nobody wants to discuss things there, so I have not yet had a chance to really get into phpBB. Can anyone who has used it a lot offer any pros and cons?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:27 pm 
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well Brain... i guessin paid forums such as vbulletin and ubb are kinda what keeps ppl around... not sure why... unless you have dedicated members things on free boards just don't see the same... but to me posting is posting... though i do like vbulletin... as for the whole layout... if there's something that you don't like than its all about customization :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 10:22 am 
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Invisionboard(IBF) will rule the forumworld I tell ya! :D
http://www.invisionboard.com/


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The reason for using phpBB was it was nice, and was already here. IBF looks nice, but is not ready, so wasn't an option. Phorum is nice, but too lite the last time I used it.

phpBB does what I wanted a Forum system to do, run forums easily, without hassle, and not get in the way of posting.


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I have to admit, I'm not a big phpBB fan but hey, if it works :)


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BigE: Yeah, but when have I ever listened. To anyone? hehe...


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 Post subject: Re: phpBB Pros & Cons
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2002 4:02 pm 
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Brian wrote:
It does look nice and it seems to have some nice features, but I am not crazy about the idea of flat forums;


Not really sure what you mean by this. PHPbb is threaded. I take threaded to mean that each discussion is seperated by topic.

Are you talking about something like wwwthreads? That style? its kinda old-school, but it works nonetheless


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 9:12 pm 
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Yes, phpBB is threaded by topic... if you want to consider that threaded. It does not, however, associate follow-up posts with particular predecessors, but merely with the topics. Thus, it is not fully threaded and it displays each topic flatly, making discussions sometimes difficult to follow.


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