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Version 10.3.6 2007.1 March 20th, 2012 -
Last Release August 9, 2008 July, 2006 8.0 -
GPL License Proprietary License MIT License -
Price Free Free Free -
Resources -
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Long & Difficult Fast & Simple Classical -
Administration Efficient & Fast Classical Categories Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Small Community Huge Community Small Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
5/10 (12 votes)
8.2/10 (74 votes)
8.3/10 (12 votes)
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Demonstration -
Server Requirements E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • Perl
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • ASP.Net
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No.
  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • 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
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
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  • Javascript
  • Javascript
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
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No Yes No -
Languages No. No. No. -
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. No. -
Distribution No. No. No. -
Threads / Topics E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
Flat Flat -
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
No.
  • Forum Categories
  • Tags
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- - Yes -
Yes - Yes -
Yes - No -
- - - -
No - No -
Yes - No -
Yes - No -
- - No -
Forum Posts E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
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- - No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box Yes - Yes -
No - No -
Yes - Yes -
No - No -
Yes Yes No -
Image Attachment No. No.
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
Yes Yes No -
Yes Yes No -
No No No -
Yes No No -
Yes Yes No -
Yes - No -
Technical Features E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
No. No. -
No.
  • RSS 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
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No - Yes -
No.
  • XML/RPC
No. -
Cache System Yes - No -
No. No. No. -
Post By Email - - No -
User Profiles &
Options
E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes No -
Signatures Yes Yes No -
Yes Yes No -
Bookmark Threads Yes - No -
User Selectable
Themes
- - No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
No - No -
Payment
Subscriptions
No - No -
Security & Spam
Protection
No No No -
CAPTCHA Complexity -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- - No -
No Yes No -
User Blacklist Yes No No -
IP Blocking No Yes No -
Customization E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
Yes Yes No -
Plugin Installation -
Yes Yes No -
Custom BBCodes Yes No No -
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes No -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes - No -
Custom
Profile Fields
No - No -
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. No. -
No. No. No. -
No. No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
Moderation No. No.
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes No No -
Global Moderator Yes No Yes -
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Shadow Topics Yes - No -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes No -
User Registration No. No.
  • Free Registration
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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- - No -
Yes Yes No -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes -
Send Warnings
to Users
No No No -
Access Control List Yes No No -
Yes Yes No -
Mass Mailing Yes Yes No -
Installation &
Upgrading
E-Blah MesDiscussions NearForums
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Manual Installation -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading -
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes No -
Forum Migration - - No -
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No No -
Prune Database Yes No No -
Restore Database No No No -
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes No -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes - No -
Tasks Scheduler No - No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
  • AA
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No Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
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