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Version 1.9.11 1.2.1 GA 1.0.10 -
Last Release February 28, 2009 November 20, 2008 October 25, 2009 -
GPL License GPL License GPL License -
Price Free Open Source Edition: Free - Enterprise Edition: $1,499 Free -
Resources -
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Classical Easy to Do Easy to Do -
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Medium Community Small Community Medium Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
5.4/10 (120 votes)
6.5/10 (8 votes)
6.8/10 (17 votes)
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Demonstration -
Server Requirements Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JBoss
  • JoNas
  • Geronimo
  • WebSphere
  • Weblogic
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 4
  • Java 1.4 - J2EE
  • Java 6 - JEE
  • PHP 4
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  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Firebird
  • MySQL
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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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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Javascript
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Yes Yes Yes -
Languages
Supported Languages:
Czech
German
Estonian
Spanish
French
Croatian
Italian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Ukrainian
No.
Supported Languages:
Chinese (Simplified)
French
Dutch
Swedish
English (British)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. No. -
Distribution No. No. No. -
Threads / Topics Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
Flat Flat Flat -
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
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No - - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes No -
Yes - - -
No No No -
No No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
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Forum Posts Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Yes - - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes No -
Yes Yes Yes -
No No No -
Yes Yes No -
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No. No. -
Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
Yes Plugin No -
Yes Yes No -
No No No -
No No No -
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes - -
Technical Features Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
Bundled Software No.
  • CMS
  • Pictures Album Manager
No. -
No.
  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
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No Yes Yes -
No. No. No. -
Cache System No Yes No -
No. No.
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email No - - -
User Profiles &
Options
Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Signatures Yes Yes Yes -
Yes No No -
Bookmark Threads Yes - Yes -
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
No No No -
Payment
Subscriptions
No No No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes No -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Hard -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- - - -
Yes Yes Yes -
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes -
IP Blocking Yes Yes Yes -
Customization Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
No No Yes -
Plugin Installation -
Yes
~116 Available Themes.
Patch Yes -
Custom BBCodes No No Plugin -
Custom Emoticons Yes No Plugin -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No No -
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes - -
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. No. -
No. No. No. -
No. No. No. -
Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No. No. -
Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes No -
Global Moderator Yes Yes No -
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Shadow Topics Yes No No -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes No -
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No. No. -
No - - -
Yes No Yes -
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes -
Send Warnings
to Users
No No No -
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Mass Mailing Yes Yes Yes -
Installation &
Upgrading
Extreme Message Board MVN Forum UseBB
Installation Method Installation Wizard Manual Installation Installation Wizard -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard -
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes Yes -
Forum Migration No - - -
Database
Management
Backup Database No No No -
Prune Database Yes No No -
Restore Database No No No -
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes Yes -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Yes No -
Tasks Scheduler No No No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.1 Strict
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 1
  • CSS 2
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  • A
No.
  • AA
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Yes No Yes -
Yes No Yes -
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