Compare MesDiscussions vs MyProBB vs PunBB vs Twelvestone

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MesDiscussions Logo
MesDiscussions
MyProBB Logo
MyProBB
PunBB Logo
PunBB
Twelvestone Logo
Twelvestone
Version 2007.1 2.3 1.4.2 Live Version
Last Release July, 2006 May 31st, 2008 January 10, 2012 January 2nd, 2012
Proprietary License GPL License GPL License Proprietary License
Price Free $25 per year Free Basic Plan Free, Enthusiast $9.99/month, Professional $24.99/month
Resources
Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use
Installation Fast & Simple Classical Classical Fast & Simple
Administration Classical Categories Classical Categories Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast
Community Size Huge Community Small Community Medium Community Medium Community
Our Opinion
User Reviews
8.2/10 (74 votes)
6.8/10 (5 votes)
6.8/10 (101 votes)
8.6/10 (41 votes)
Demonstration
Server Requirements MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 5
  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • MySQL
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
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
  • Javascript
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
Yes No Yes No
Languages No. No.
Supported Languages:
Bosnian
Bangali
Bulgarian
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Belarusian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Spanish
French
Greek
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Hebrew
Hindi
Persian
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese
Korean (South)
Kurdish
Lithuanian
Latvian
Macedonian
Dutch
Norwegian
Urdu
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Serbian
Russian
Arabic
Swedish
Slovak
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Afrikaans
Chinese (Traditional)
No.
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. No.
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
Distribution No. No. No.
  • Native Support
Threads / Topics MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
Flat Flat Flat
No.
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
- No No No
- Yes Yes Yes
- No No No
- - Yes Yes
- No No No
- No Plugin Yes
- Yes Yes Yes
- No Yes No
Forum Posts MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Preview Button
  • Formatting Buttons
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Markdown
- No No No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Reply Box - Yes Yes Yes
- No Plugin No
- Yes Yes Yes
- No Plugin Yes
Yes No Plugin No
Image Attachment No.
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Use BBCode or HTML
Embedded Videos No. No. No. No.
Forum Features MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
Yes No Plugin No
Yes No Plugin Yes
No No Plugin No
No No Plugin No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
- Yes Yes Yes
Technical Features MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
Bundled Software No. No. No. No.
  • RSS 1.0
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
No.
- Yes Yes Yes
  • XML/RPC
No. No. No.
Cache System - No No No
No. No. No. No.
Post By Email - No No No
User Profiles &
Options
MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Signatures Yes Yes Yes No
Yes Yes Yes No
Bookmark Threads - No No No
User Selectable
Themes
- No Yes No
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Export
Private Messages
- No Plugin No
Payment
Subscriptions
- No No No
Security & Spam
Protection
No Yes Plugin No
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- No No No
Yes Yes Yes No
User Blacklist No Yes Yes No
IP Blocking Yes Yes Plugin No
Customization MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
Yes No Yes
~447 Available Plugins.
No
Plugin Installation [++[ Very Easy
Yes No Yes
~199 Available Themes.
Yes
Custom BBCodes No No Plugin No
Custom Emoticons Yes No Plugin No
Custom
Thread Icons
- No No No
Custom
Profile Fields
- No Plugin No
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. No. No.
No. No.
  • WordPress
No.
No. No. No. No.
Content Aggregation No. No. No. No.
Moderation &
Threads Management
MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
Moderation No.
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
Moderator
per Section
No Yes Yes Yes
Global Moderator No Yes Yes Yes
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Topics - No Yes No
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Registration No.
  • Free Registration
  • Invitation Only
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
- No No No
Yes No Yes No
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Send Warnings
to Users
No No No No
Access Control List No Yes No Yes
Yes Yes Yes No
Mass Mailing Yes No Yes No
Installation &
Upgrading
MesDiscussions MyProBB PunBB Twelvestone
Installation Method Installation Wizard Manual Installation Installation Wizard but manual database setup Installation Wizard
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard
Update
Notifications
Yes No Yes Yes
Forum Migration - No Yes No
Database
Management
Backup Database No No No No
Prune Database No No No No
Restore Database No No No No
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes No No
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- No No No
Tasks Scheduler - No No No
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • HTML 4.01
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
  • AA
  • A
  • AA
  • AA
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
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