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Switch forum software to vBulletin?

Post by Kai-Peter » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:12 am

How about switching the forum software to vBulletin? The user interface is pretty similar to phpBB but the admin interface is much better. I switched my own forums about a year ago and haven't been looking back since .. :)
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Post by SomeFusion » Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:56 am

160$ for a Owned License is not cheap. PhpBB has its quirks but its still good and free.
I don't know, but maybe the donations could be used for buying a license?
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Post by :wumpus: » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:09 pm

IMO we shouldn't spend donations on another forum as this one works very well.
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Post by Slicky » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:56 pm

phpBB is nice, used on a number of forums and free.

I vote no :lol:
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Post by sinbad » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:30 pm

Me too; phpBB might have it's problems, but it's still the best free BB out there.
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Post by Kai-Peter » Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:39 pm

And got cracked a few weeks ago? .. :)

Hmm. Let me rephrase. If you had a vBulletin license would you consider the switch then? ;)
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Post by Kai-Peter » Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:39 pm

And got cracked a few weeks ago? .. :)

Hmm. Let me rephrase. If you had a vBulletin license would you consider the switch then? ;)

Edit: phpBB actually crashed when I posted this with the following message:

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Ran into problems sending Mail. Response: 550 Cannot route to 

DEBUG MODE

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Post by Clay » Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:46 pm

Is this what Crazy Eddie uses on his forum? If so then please dear god don't change it. I rather like phpBB, and it works rather well.
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Post by ProfesorX » Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:19 pm

The problem isn't the software used, every software has "bugs", that's a fact, the problem comes when a software becomes popular (like phpBB), as more people use it, it's more probable that some script kiddies use any exploits found for that software, because that way they can do the maximum damage. So the solution in many cases it's not to change the software, but to be alert on the patches as new vulnerabilities become discovered
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Post by Wooden » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:24 pm

No, Crazy Eddie uses Xoops

And i vote staying with phpBB, and agree it's the best free BB
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Post by sinbad » Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:20 pm

It's true, a fix for the phpBB flaw was out a week before the hack, we just didn't see it in time. Every system will have potential hacks, it's just unfortunate that some sad bastards watch the CVS changelogs for these security fixes and try to figure out what they can exploit - and phpBB being as popular as it is gets a lot of attention.

We have daily backups now and I'm checking the sites of the software we use more often.
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