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Version 1.0.9 Unknown Hosted -
Last Release May 17, 2011 - March 26th, 2010 -
Custom License Custom License GPL License -
Price Free Free Free -
Resources -
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple Fast & Simple -
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Medium Community Big Community Huge Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
6.5/10 (38 votes)
8.8/10 (213 votes)
5.1/10 (20 votes)
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Demonstration -
Server Requirements Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
  • 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
No. -
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
No. -
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
No. -
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
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
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  • AJAX
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
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Yes Yes Yes -
Languages
Supported Languages:
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
Supported Languages:
German
Spanish
French
Italian
Portuguese
English (British)
Supported Languages:
Armenian
Bulgarian
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Estonian
Esperanto
Spanish
Finnish
French
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Korean (South)
Lithuanian
Latvian
Dutch
Norwegian
Filipino
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovene
Slovak
Swahili
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. No. -
Distribution No. No. No. -
Threads / Topics Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
Flat/Threaded Flat Flat/Threaded -
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
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- No - -
No Yes Yes -
Yes Yes No -
- Yes - -
No No No -
No Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
- Yes - -
Forum Posts Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • HTML
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- No Plugin -
Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box No Yes Yes -
- Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
No No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Image Attachment No.
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Upload with Image Hosting Site
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
Yes Yes Plugin -
Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes Plugin -
Yes No Plugin -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Plugin -
Technical Features Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
Bundled Software No.
  • Blog
  • Pictures Album Manager
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
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  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
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No No No -
No. No. No. -
Cache System - No No -
No. No. No. -
Post By Email - No Yes -
User Profiles &
Options
Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Signatures Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes No -
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes Yes -
User Selectable
Themes
- Yes - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
No Yes Yes -
Payment
Subscriptions
- No No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes Yes -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No - -
No No No -
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes -
IP Blocking Yes Yes Yes -
Customization Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
Yes No No -
Plugin Installation -
Yes Yes
~1388 Available Themes.
Yes -
Custom BBCodes No No No -
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes No -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes Yes No -
Custom
Profile Fields
No No No -
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. -
No. No. No. -
No. No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
Moderation No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No. -
Moderator
per Section
No Yes No -
Global Moderator No Yes No -
Move Threads Yes Yes No -
Shadow Topics No Yes No -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes No -
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes Yes -
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No. -
- No - -
Yes Yes No -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes -
Send Warnings
to Users
No Yes No -
Access Control List Yes Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Mass Mailing Yes Yes Yes -
Installation &
Upgrading
Advanced Electron Forum ForumCommunity Google Groups
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard -
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard -
Update
Notifications
Yes No - -
Forum Migration - No No -
Database
Management
Backup Database No No No -
Prune Database Yes No No -
Restore Database No No No -
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes Yes -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- Yes No -
Tasks Scheduler - No No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • HTML 4.01
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • A
  • AA
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Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
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