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List of Free and Paid forum software
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Free Forum Software
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I thought this might help some people to choose a free forum to use.

phpBB - http://www.phpbb.com
Simple Machines Forum (SMF) - http://www.simplemachines.org
My Bulletin Board (MyBB) - http://www.mybboard.net
Usebb - http://www.usebb.net
Punbb - http://www.punbb.org
Icebb - http://www.icebb.net
Anelectron Forum (AEF) - http://www.anelectron.com
Phorum - http://www.phorum.org/
DeluxeBB - http://www.deluxebb.com
MercuryBoard - http://MercuryBoard.com
Quick Silver Forums - http://quicksilverforums.com
FireBoard - http://www.bestofjoomla.com/
Vanilla - http://getvanilla.com/
MiniBB - http://www.minibb.net
VikingBoard - http://vikingboard.com
Viscacha - http://Viscacha.org
MyTopix - http://jaia-interactive.com
Unclassified NewsBoard - http://newsboard.unclassified.de
FUD Forum - http://www.fudforum.org
XMB Forum - http://xmbforum.com
YaBB http://www.yabbforum.com/
fuzzylime http://forum.fuzzylime.co.uk/st/content/about/
myUPB http://www.myupb.com/
BBPress http://bbpress.org/
Ikonboard - http://www.ikonboard.com
Orca - http://www.boonex.com/products/orca/
NuclearBB www.nuclearbb.com
ImperialBB - http://www.imperialbb.com/
GrimBB - http://grimbb.awardspace.com/
Spam Board - http://www.spamboard.net/
FlexBB - http://www.flexbb.net/
SonicBB - http://www.iscripts.com/sonicbb/
Gravity Board X - http://www.gravityboardx.com/
RadiantBoard - http://www.roboticrodeo.com/radiantboard/
SEO-Board - http://www.seo-board.com/
ZoneX - http://www.zonemetrics.com/
Quezza - http://www.quezza.com/
English Discuz! - http://endiscuz.talking8.com/
Beehive - http://www.beehiveforum.net/
VuBB - http://vubb.com/
BabbleBoard - http://www.babbleboard.co.uk/
Icy Phoenix - http://www.icyphoenix.com/
Web Wiz Forums - http://www.webwizguide.com/webwizforums/
Springboard - http://www.publicwarehouse.co.uk/php...pringboard.php
freeForum - http://soft.zoneo.net/freeForum/
BluBoard - http://beta.terminalpenguin.com/board/
Elite Bullein Board - http://elite-board.us/
RiotPix PHP Message Board - http://www.riotpix.com/
AlilG Open Source Bulletin Board - http://www.alilg.com/software/free-o...ulletin-board/
my little forum - http://mylittleforum.net/
NSSBoard - http://www.nssboard.com/
Chipmunk Forum - http://www.chipmunk-scripts.com/page.php?ID=8
FlatForum - http://www.phatcode.net/downloads.ph...find=flatforum
PowerBB - http://powerwd.net/
w-Agora - http://www.w-agora.net/en/index.php
aterr - http://chimaera.starglade.org/aterr/
Php Board Script - http://www.frank-karau.de/php_forum_script/
bttlxeForum - http://www.codeproject.com
EvilBoard - http://sourceforge.net/projects/evilboard
dnfBB - http://sourceforge.net/projects/dnfbb
Meta Forum - http://www.blursoft.com/metaForum
MyProBB - http://www.cubiclesoft.com
NextBBS - http://www.nextbbs.com
PapyrusBB -http://www.papyrusbb.com
Vistix - http://www.itechhq.com
Yazd - http://www.forumsoftware.ca/
YetAnotherForum.NET - http://www.yetanotherforum.net
Webs - www.webs.com
Forumotion - www.forumotion.cmo
Freeforums - www.freeforums.org

I would also like to know some that I missed. I know there are more, but didn't have time to find them.[/spoiler]

Paid
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https://www.vbulletin.com/
http://www.jitbit.com/
http://www.woltlab.com/products/
http://www.ubbcentral.com/
http://www.wowbb.com/
http://www.fusetalk.com/
http://www.fusionbb.com/
http://www.idealscience.com/
http://www.invisionboard.com/
http://www.jivesoftware.com/products/forums/
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Forum Software Hosts
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http://icyboards.com
http://www.cutecast.org/
http://www.goboardz.com/
http://www.hyperboards.com/
http://www.blursoft.com/metaForum/
http://www.conforums.com/
http://www.invisionboard.com
http://www.proboards.com/
http://www.suddenlaunch.com/
http://www.wowbb.com/
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Top 10 Best Hosts with Reviews
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phpBB
phpBB is the most popular free discussion board software on the internet. It is open-source, frequently updated, and can be customized to your liking by using various styles and modifications. Since it's so widely used, you can easily get support in the official community forums.

vBulletin
Bulletin is powerful community software that offers not only message boards, but also blogs and articles. It is advertised as feature-rich, secure, and easy forum software. The license cost depends on which version you buy (Publishing Suite, Mobile Suite, or Forum Classic). it is one of the best forum platforms available, and the choice of many big websites.

Xenforo
XenForo is a relatively new forum software that was built by developers which previously worked on vBulletin. It features social integration with Facebook, SEO-optimized URLs and microdata, a simple color changer, and more. It might be new, but it is one of the best choices for a forum platform in 2012 as it adheres to modern web standards like HTML5

IP.Board
Invision Power Board, also known as IPB, is a popular paid forum software, and a great vBulletin alternative. Two licenses are available: a hosted forum with an on-going cost, and a one-time purchase. In the latter case, you can also buy add-ons like IP.Nexus (eCommerce and support desk) and IP.Blog (community blogging) depending on your needs

punBB
Invision Power Board, also known as IPB, is a popular paid forum software, and a great vBulletin alternative. Two licenses are available: a hosted forum with an on-going cost, and a one-time purchase. In the latter case, you can also buy add-ons like IP.Nexus (eCommerce and support desk) and IP.Blog (community blogging) depending on your needs

Simple Machine Forums (SMF)
SMF is one of the best PHP forum software that is free to use as well as open-source, which makes it a good alternative to phpBB. The new SMF 2 version offers a lot of features out-of-the-box, and can be further extended with modifications and themes. It has an active community where you can get help if you encounter any problems.

bbpress
bbPress is a free forum platform from the creators of Wordpress. According to the official website, it is focused on web standards and speed. Furthermore, bbPress can be easily integrated with Wordpress, unlike many other message board systems which require complicated modifications and plugins.

MiniBB
A free PHP bulletin board script - possibly the best message board around if you're looking for something very basic and simple to use. Can be easily integrated with other websites; offers a variety of add-ons and themes, although not as many as the most popular forum software. It is a good punBB alternative.

YaBB
Yet Another Bulletin Board, or YaBB, is a free open-source forum software written in Perl. The project was started back in year 2000, and is still getting updated now in 2012. It stores data in flat text (no MySQL database needed) and has good performance if you don't have too many topics and posts to store

myBB
MyBB is a free, open source forum system that offers the features and stability you need to create and run a professional community site. There are many free extensions and language packs available and they can be installed easily by an inbuilt pluign installer - so you don't have to paste in any code manually. A good and free forum software.
Icyboards
Practically a myBB forum made simple,still all the options that regular myBB has,but easier to use.
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Best Free Online Forum Platforms
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phpBB
MyBB is a free, open source forum system that offers the features and stability you need to create and run a professional community site. There are many free extensions and language packs available and they can be installed easily by an inbuilt pluign installer - so you don't have to paste in any code manually. A good and free forum software.
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Simple Machines Forum
Simple Machines Forum is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its custom made template engine puts you in full control of the layout of your message board and lets your forum interact with each other. SMF is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database. It is designed to provide you with all the features you need from a bulletin board.
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Zetaboards
ZetaBoards offers free forum hosting that serves as the great site for growing an online community. They don’t limit their forum communities by posts, members, or even bandwidth. Like many other forum platforms, Zetaboards has many features like joinable groups, custom profile fields, full customization via CSS, free support for custom domains, integrated automatic spam prevention, pinned topics and more.
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BBpress
bbPress lets you easily setup discussion forums inside your WordPress.org powered site. It is focused on ease of integration, ease of use, web standards, and speed.
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Vanilla Forums
Vanilla provides hosted and open source community forum software that powers discussion forums. It allows you to create a customized community that rewards positive participation, automatically curates content and lets members drive moderation.
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punBB
PunBB is a lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. Its primary goals are to be faster, and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.
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FluxBB
FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has many useful features such as User selectable style, admin panel plugins, read topic tracking, topic subscription, forum subscription, announcement, post preview and many more.
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Phorum
Phorum is open source forum software with a penchant for speed. Its flexible hook and module system allow a webmaster to create modules for using external authentication, altering message data before its stored, adding custom information about users or messages and more.

MyBB
MyBB is a free PHP and MySQL based discussion system. It uses an intuitive discussion board structure, so that visitors can easily start and reply to discussions and markup their posts. The forum administrators and moderators can use MyBB’s inline editing and moderation features to control discussion and keep the forum tidy.
Alternative- Icyboards
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MiniBB
miniBB is a free, standalone, and open source program for building your own Internet forum. The PHP bulletin board script offers you a simple and stable message board that includes a full customization of the layout to the look of your website, and synchronizes your existing membership system.
[Image: minibb.jpg]

YaBB
YaBB is a free forum software package that allows users to setup and control a “bulletin board”. It provides a real-time chat and support system for your visitors. With YaBB, you can build a community and get visitors to come back for interesting discussions, fun chit chat, and supports.
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Best Premium Online Forum Platforms
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vBulletin
vBulletin (vB) is a popular premium Internet forum software on the web, and the choice of many big websites. Some of its built-in applications include discussion and forum, photo albums, groups, calendar, events management, polls, blog and more. There are three versions for you to choose: publishing suite, forum classic and mobile suite, with different costing, depending on your needs.
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IP.Board
IP.Board is another solution for creating an engaging discussion forum on the web. The premium forum software offers comprehensive tools that enable users to discuss effortlessly and encourage them to return to your site again. It also allows users share and promote content from your website
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Xenforo
XenForo is a commercial Internet forum software package written in the PHP programming language. It is developed by a team led by former vBulletin lead developers. The paid forum software has several SEO features inbuilt, powerful add-ons, recent activity stream, social engagement functionalities, etc.
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Woltlab Burning Board
WoltLab Burning Board is a fast and reliable forum software solution for your internet site. It has three premium versions you can choose: Burning Board, Burning Board Lite and Community Framework, with many plugins to extend your online community.
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Nice post, I fixed one part of it though Wink
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Talk about a long list, you really did somework on the free ones didn't you?
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Nice post only heard of like 5.
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I think in the host section you should add http://icyboards.com Wink
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umm i think i am going to make my next forums with ipboard
(12-13-2012, 03:42 PM)The Main Pimp Wrote:
(12-13-2012, 03:41 PM)Voi Wrote: What if she has no arms, razor sharp teeth, poops outa a tube and he has no condoms, and she's a 'HELL NO I AINT TAKIN NO STD FROM YO' DIRTY *****' Type of girl.
Explain that one.

Some tape, and a bag eliminates most of those problems.
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(10-08-2012, 10:16 AM)MrCreaper69 Wrote: I think in the host section you should add http://icyboards.com Wink

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