Compare FusionBB vs MesDiscussions

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Version 3.2 2007.1 --
Last Release June 5th, 2011 July, 2006 --
Proprietary License Proprietary License --
Price 1 Year License - $149, Renewal - $39 Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Classical Categories --
Community Size Medium Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
7.5/10 (11 votes)
8.2/10 (74 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements FusionBB MesDiscussions
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • 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 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • 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
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  • HTML
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • Javascript
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No Yes --
Languages No. No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics FusionBB MesDiscussions
Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Tags
No. --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
No - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Yes - --
Forum Posts FusionBB MesDiscussions
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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No - --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes - --
No - --
Yes - --
No - --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No. --
Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features FusionBB MesDiscussions
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes - --
Technical Features FusionBB MesDiscussions
Bundled Software
  • Portal
  • Blog
No. --
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 1.0
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No - --
No.
  • XML/RPC
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Cache System No - --
No. No. --
Post By Email No - --
User Profiles &
Options
FusionBB MesDiscussions
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes - --
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No - --
Payment
Subscriptions
Yes - --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No - --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization FusionBB MesDiscussions
No Yes --
Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes Yes No --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes - --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes - --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
No. No. --
Content Aggregation
  • As a new Forum Topic
No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
FusionBB MesDiscussions
Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No. --
Moderator
per Section
Yes No --
Global Moderator Yes No --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics Yes - --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No. --
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No No --
Access Control List Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
FusionBB MesDiscussions
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
No Yes --
Forum Migration Yes - --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database Yes No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes - --
Tasks Scheduler Yes - --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.1 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 --
Yes Yes --
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