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Open Source Forum software (was PHPBB3)

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 08:15:39AM -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> Basically what we want here is to set up an online forum inside the
> company simply to provide a discussion forum for one of our new products
> that we are supporting out of our office.

On a gaming forum that I do admin stuff for we used phpBB initially, but
after the 2nd 0-day exploit let some disgruntled kiddie delete our
database, we switched to PunBB.  It has a much smaller feature set than
phpBB, but it has worked well for us, and perhaps most importantly we
haven't had any security issues with it.

PunBB was forked a couple years ago after the initial project was sold to
a commercial company.  fluxBB is the name of the fork, and if I was setting
up a forum today, I'd probably choose between fluxBB and Vanilla, which you
also mentioned.  Vanilla has always looked pretty nice from a features and
aesthetic point of view, but I've never used it.


when i read about the evils of drinking, i gave up reading.
                                           <henry youngman>

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