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Version 4.5 Live Version 1.9.4 RC1 -
Last Release January 28th, 2011 January 2nd, 2012 December 8, 2009 -
Proprietary License Proprietary License GPL License -
Price Free with Ads, $7 / 50,000 views, $14 / 100,000 views,... Basic Plan Free, Enthusiast $9.99/month, Professional $24.99/month Free -
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Easy to Use Easy to Use Easy to Use -
Installation Fast & Simple Fast & Simple Classical -
Administration Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast Efficient & Fast -
Community Size Huge Community Medium Community Medium Community -
Our Opinion -
User Reviews
4.5/10 (619 votes)
8.6/10 (41 votes)
7.7/10 (51 votes)
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Server Requirements ProBoards Twelvestone Yet Another Forum
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
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  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • Perl
  • PHP 5
  • C#
  • ASP.Net
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  • 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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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • Javascript
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Languages No. No.
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
Czech
German
Danish
Spanish
French
Persian
Italian
Russian
Arabic
Slovak
English (British)
English (American)
Vietnamese
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
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Distribution
  • Android Market
  • Apple Store
  • Native Support
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Threads / Topics ProBoards Twelvestone Yet Another Forum
Flat Flat Flat/Threaded -
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Forum Categories
  • Forum Categories
  • URL Redirection Forum
  • Sub Sections
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Forum Posts ProBoards Twelvestone Yet Another Forum
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • BBCode
  • Markdown
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Quick Reply Box Yes Yes Yes -
No No Yes -
Yes Yes Yes -
- Yes Yes -
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Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
  • Use BBCode or HTML
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Embedded Videos No. No. No. -
Forum Features ProBoards Twelvestone Yet Another Forum
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Technical Features ProBoards Twelvestone Yet Another Forum
Bundled Software No. No.
  • Pictures Album Manager
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  • RSS 2.0
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Cache System Yes No Yes -
No. No.
  • Custom Template Engine
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Post By Email No No - -
User Profiles &
Options
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Signatures Yes No Yes -
Yes No Yes -
Bookmark Threads Yes No Yes -
User Selectable
Themes
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Yes Yes Yes -
Export
Private Messages
Yes No No -
Payment
Subscriptions
No No No -
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No Yes -
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal -
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
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Yes No Yes -
User Blacklist Yes No No -
IP Blocking Yes No No -
Customization ProBoards Twelvestone Yet Another Forum
No No Yes -
Plugin Installation -
Yes Yes Yes -
Custom BBCodes No No Yes -
Custom Emoticons Yes No Yes -
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No Plugin -
Custom
Profile Fields
No No No -
Third Applications &
Websites
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Content Aggregation No. No. No. -
Moderation &
Threads Management
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Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Pre-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 Yes Yes Yes -
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • Invitation Only
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
  • Free Registration
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
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Multiple
Administrators
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Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No No -
Access Control List Yes Yes No -
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Mass Mailing Yes No Yes -
Installation &
Upgrading
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Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard Installation Wizard but manual database setup -
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Upgrade Wizard but manual database update -
Update
Notifications
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Forum Migration No No - -
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No No -
Prune Database Yes No Yes -
Restore Database Yes No No -
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes No Yes -
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
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Tasks Scheduler No No Yes -
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML 5
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 1
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
  • A
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