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Hi frnds..

I have to do Forum 4 my website....

It looks like

forums.digitalpoint.com


www.nagfans.com

By using which forums???

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If you mean what type of forum digital point uses it appears it uses something like phpbb or at least has a simular interface.

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If you mean what type of forum digital point uses it appears it uses something like phpbb or at least has a simular interface.

Hey ..
Thanks...
I am going to use PHPBB3...if i get any diubts..i ll contact u..
Thanks once again..

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I would go with phpBB3. It's v. well supported by a massive community with many plug-ins/customizations and themes.
vBulletin isn't free as far as I know.

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I would go with phpBB3. It's v. well supported by a massive community with many plug-ins/customizations and themes.
vBulletin isn't free as far as I know.

I agree and phpBB is only as secure as you make it. I mean there are tons of security options but if you disable too many for better convenience then that is when you have security issues. But why setup a forum when you can join an existing one - because you can. Moderating forums is no easy job for one person and lot's of bad things can happen in the few hours you don't watch. I know that because I tried setting up phpbb once with all security disabled and it was totally hacked with porn. Just a thing to be aware of.

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I based that on what I have seen in their code and what my job allows us to use. There are holes in the code that no configuration option can fix. Recently they have patched a lot of them, but if it was that flawed from the start, I wouldn't trust it. MyBB recently recoded their entire system to address these problems.

Pretty much use what you like, just do your research before installing something on your server.

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I based that on what I have seen in their code and what my job allows us to use. There are holes in the code that no configuration option can fix. Recently they have patched a lot of them, but if it was that flawed from the start, I wouldn't trust it. MyBB recently recoded their entire system to address these problems.

Pretty much use what you like, just do your research before installing something on your server.

By any chance did you download the beta version because sometime between a few months ago and a year ago version 3 was in beta. That could by the reason for the holes. Also other forums too including vBulletin have their own holes and why did you think the community has reported so many bugs with this new daniweb forum upgrade. Because no matter what you get it will still be bugged. And since phpBB is open source with plenty of documentation, it is one of the easiest to use and fix. There is no perfect forum script unless you write your own then other people will find bugs in your own code that you didn't even know about. So my advice is to stick to something easy and well documented and that describes phpbb.

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Before things degenerate to mine's better than yours, it's worth realising that most of the top open-source forum packages are pretty similar with regard to basic functionality. I'd suggest that you look at a few different ones - specifically at users' own sites and downloadable themes. The user experience will be: read and search if not logged in; read, search, write/edit if logged in. Pretty simple really.

As KK states, security may be an issue with some packages, so you may do well to avoid the small base efforts, cobbled together by enthusiastic amateurs in their lunch breaks.

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As KK states, security may be an issue with some packages,

A package is only as secure as you make it. So you could disable all security features and be hacked or you could download every possible security patch and never have to worry about security.

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A package is only as secure as you make it. So you could disable all security features and be hacked or you could download every possible security patch and never have to worry about security.

The fact that they have to keep adding patches, makes it so you have to worry about what else is wrong. I wouldn't say never.

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The reason why security patches are needed for any forum is because hackers are always finding new ways to get around the security. That is why Virus scanners and even Linix+Microsoft release so many patches for there software yet so many people still use Patched virus scanners and patched operating systems. Because hackers don't just stop at one piece of technology. They invent new technology to pass by newly created defence technology.

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In terms of online security, the only way a hacker can get into your site is a lack of proper coding practices. If the security is there, they won't get around it. Pretty much everything is preventable.

That's my final post for this thread. Its getting quite tiresome trying to get my point across.

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In terms of online security, the only way a hacker can get into your site is a lack of proper coding practices. If the security is there, they won't get around it. Pretty much everything is preventable.

That's my final post for this thread. Its getting quite tiresome trying to get my point across.

I guess we do need to think outside the box and I've found that feature wise "Advanced Electron Forum" Forums seems to be able to do alot more than any other php forum. Only thing is that it must have mysql. A list of alternative php forums are as follows:

Advanced Electron Forum
bbPress
BeehiveForum
Elite Bulletin Board
FluxBB
Fudforum
HaveFnuBB
Mercury Board
MetaForum
miniBB
Monkey Boards
MyBB
MyUPB
NextBBS
NuclearBB
OvBB
PapyrusBB
Phorum
phpBB
punBB
Quicksliver Forums
SMF
TairoBB
Unclassified NewsBoard
Vanilla
Viscacha
Vistix
XMB
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