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Version 1.9.11 1.2.1 GA Hosted -
Last Release February 28, 2009 November 20, 2008 December, 2009 -
GPL License GPL License Proprietary License -
Price Free Open Source Edition: Free - Enterprise Edition: $1,499 Free for Free Edition, $12 for Basic Edition, $25 for Standard Edition and $75 for Professional Edition -
Resources -
Easy to Use Easy to Use Perfection -
Installation Classical Easy to Do Fast & Simple -
Administration Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Medium Community Small Community Big Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
5.4/10 (120 votes)
6.5/10 (8 votes)
7.5/10 (23 votes)
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Server Requirements Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
  • 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
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JBoss
  • JoNas
  • Geronimo
  • WebSphere
  • Weblogic
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  • PHP 4
  • Java 1.4 - J2EE
  • Java 6 - JEE
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  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Firebird
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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
  • AJAX
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Languages
Supported Languages:
Czech
German
Estonian
Spanish
French
Croatian
Italian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Ukrainian
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Supported Languages:
Chinese (Simplified)
Japanese
English (British)
English (American)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
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Distribution No. No. No. -
Threads / Topics Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
Flat Flat Flat/Threaded -
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
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Forum Posts Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Yes Yes Yes -
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes -
No Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
No No Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
Yes Plugin No -
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No No Plugin -
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Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Technical Features Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
Bundled Software No.
  • CMS
  • Pictures Album Manager
  • Portal
  • Website Home Page
  • Bug Tracker
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  • RSS 2.0
  • ATOM 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
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Cache System No Yes Yes -
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Post By Email No - - -
User Profiles &
Options
Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
Yes Yes Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
Signatures Yes Yes Yes -
Yes No Plugin -
Bookmark Threads Yes - Yes -
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - - -
Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
No No Yes -
Payment
Subscriptions
No No No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes Yes -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Hard -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
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Yes Yes No -
User Blacklist Yes Yes Yes -
IP Blocking Yes Yes No -
Customization Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
No No No -
Plugin Installation -
Yes
~116 Available Themes.
Patch Yes -
Custom BBCodes No No No -
Custom Emoticons Yes No - -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No No -
Custom
Profile Fields
No Yes No -
Third Applications &
Websites
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No. No.
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Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes Yes Yes -
Global Moderator Yes Yes Yes -
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Shadow Topics Yes No Yes -
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes -
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes Yes -
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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Yes No No -
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 No -
Installation &
Upgrading
Extreme Message Board MVN Forum Zoho Discussions
Installation Method Installation Wizard Manual Installation -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading -
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes No -
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 Plugin -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes Yes No -
Tasks Scheduler No No No -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 1
  • CSS 2
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  • AA
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