Which is the best forum script ?

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I'm going to choose a forum script for my site so I don't know which is the most popular forum script at the moment. I prefer free but paying if need be. Any suggestions are appreciated !
 

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MyBB and phpBB are good and free forum scripts.
 

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I like Vbulletin, although it paid cms but let's see webmastersun running, amazing..
 

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Yes it's good I like it but I notice theres a lot more spammers on it I help run a webmaster forum and I just checked it about 5 or 10 mins and there were countless spam posts I turned it offline to talk to the owner and see what to do and I also enforced a human verfication now for new users It's that insane
 

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Undoubted vBulletin is the best forum software. With its years of experience and great support has made it the best forum software.
 

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You will find loads of community programs all around the internet. The best one that is utilized by all of the websites is vbulletin. It's not really a free forum software however. If you want free then you may decide to try phpbb or smf.
 

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I have always used vBulletin and it is really powerful. You have to pay though but it is worth it in the long run imo.
 

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It all depends on what features you want. I would suggest having a look at the top few and comparing them:

MyBB
PHPbb
SMF
MyBB is regarded by a lot of people as the best forum software, so I would look at thats. it is free too and I like it :D

In regards to paid, atm I have heard a lot of people saying Vbulletin is being overtaken by IPB and XF. That is their opinions, but a lot of people are saying this :p
 

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Here are my favorites.

vBulletin

vBulletin (vB) is one of the most popular premium forum software on the web, and the choice of many big websites. Some of it's built-in features include photo albums, groups, calendar, events management, polls, blog and more.

phpBB

phpBB is the excellent free and open source forum bulletin board software. Its contains hundreds of style and image packages to customize your board.

XenForo

XenForo is a popular paid forum software package written in the PHP programming language and developed by former vBulletin lead developers. It has built-in SEO features, powerful add-ons, recent activity stream, social engagement functionalities, etc.
 

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I see a lot of reputable companies using vBulletin so there must be a reason.
 

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VB is the way to go, I've been a moderator on a very busy and rude forum that ran it and it has the tools to deal with life
 

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I would have to say phpBB if you're going for free software, just because they have a good modifications database and it's really simple to design your own themes for it. If you're going for a paid one I would have to say XenForo. It is according to me much more modern and has many core features that other software lack.
 

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MyBB is my best and most trusted.
 

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Well, it is not a forum script per se, but I use Ning. The community has been running smoothly for about 5 years (almost 6K members now). I use manual approval and ask some questions to separate people from bots. Can't say that never have spam, it happens from time to time when they use manual registration, but for the most part, it is a safe environment.
 
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