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Version 1.0.9 2011 --
Last Release May 17, 2011 2011 --
Custom License Proprietary License --
Price Free Basic $15/month, Professional $45/month, Business $200/month --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast --
Community Size Medium Community Big Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
6.3/10 (36 votes)
8.2/10 (9 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • C#
  • ASP.Net
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
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Browsers & Clients
Requirements
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
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  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
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Yes No --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
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Distribution No.
  • Web Application
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Threads / Topics Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
Flat/Threaded Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Tags
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- Yes --
No No --
Yes No --
- Yes --
No Yes --
No No --
Yes Yes --
- No --
Forum Posts Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
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- No --
Yes No --
Quick Reply Box No No --
- No --
Yes No --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Technical Features Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
Bundled Software No. No. --
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
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No Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System - No --
No. No. --
Post By Email - No --
User Profiles &
Options
Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
- No --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No No --
Payment
Subscriptions
- No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Hard --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No --
No No --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking Yes No --
Customization Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
Yes No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes
~3 Available Themes.
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Custom BBCodes No No --
Custom Emoticons Yes No --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No --
Custom
Profile Fields
No No --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
Moderation No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
No Yes --
Global Moderator No Yes --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics No No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes --
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- No --
Yes No --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No No --
Access Control List Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes No --
Installation &
Upgrading
Advanced Electron Forum Answerbase
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes No --
Forum Migration - No --
Database
Management
Backup Database No No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database No No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- No --
Tasks Scheduler - No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
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Yes Yes --
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