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Advanced Electron Forum

October 16, 2012 08:24
AEF is a really good forum software, and particularly if you already know well what a forum software does and what could be configured. More »

Beehive Forum

November 14, 2011 10:35
This forum software can easily replace all your web site parts, and can be compared as a (better, of course) PHPNuke solution, without the possibility to d... More »

Comm100 Forum

January 19, 2011 00:00
Comm100 Forum has released a good software: simple to use, really similar to other competitors, and full of features we expect for this kind of bulletin bo... More »

Drupal Forum

September 9, 2011 22:20
The forum software available in Drupal is clearly powerful and well integrated. More »

E-Blah

April 16, 2013 22:59
The E-Blah forum software is a good surprise. More »

Extreme Message Board

February 10, 2012 14:58
Extreme Message Board is good forum, but some users accustomed to vBulletin or IP.Board might be a little bit disappointed by this forum, which is good for... More »

FUDForum

August 27, 2012 08:13
FUDForum is a classic and good forum software, which provide many features by default. More »

FluxBB

November 16, 2013 14:18
No doubt about this, FluxBB is clearly a pure PunBB fork. Indeed, it has all advantages and inconveniences of its parent : FluxBB is a really good and s... More »

ForumCommunity

February 10, 2011 13:20
ForumCommunity.net and ForumFree.it were a really good surprise: really dynamic, powerful and easy to use, it is actually surprising that it is not that sp... More »

FreeForums

April 22, 2014 08:25
When we started thinking about reviewing FreeForums, we were not sure how we should consider it: as a simple phpBB hosting service? More »

Fruit Show

April 16, 2013 22:57
Fruit Show could be used for only one reason on your website: replace a chat or a mailing list. More »

Google Groups

September 27, 2011 11:23
Yes, it's true, Google Groups is not a real and classic forum software. More »

IceBB

May 27, 2013 08:49
IceBB is a good forum software, has many qualities and is really simple to use. More »

JForum

January 13, 2012 08:51
JForum is the best forum software in the Java/JEE world. The installation wizard will help Java beginners to install it. More »

JavaBB

February 10, 2011 00:01
JavaBB is currently a well finished software. More »

Joomla Forum

January 18, 2011 23:52
Joomla is, without any doubt, a really good Content Management System. More »

JsForum

April 16, 2013 22:58
This J2EE software is pretty limited and do not even use a classic MVC framework like Struts. More »

MVN Forum

January 19, 2011 00:02
MVN Forum is a really surprising and good forum software. More »

MiniBB

August 11, 2011 21:27
MiniBB is a good forum software for people that loves customizing and installing only the features they would like to integrate. More »

MyBB

January 14, 2014 09:54
MyBB is a really good alternative to classic forum software, with a real nice plus of providing a really dynamic and motivated community around it. More »

MyProBB

April 16, 2013 22:57
MyProBB is a classic forum software. It would be hard to find another adjective that would classify it as well as classic. It's good but too much classic. More »

NearForums

April 18, 2012 12:45
NearForums looks very promising. More »

Nemesis Forum

April 16, 2013 22:59
This forum is a classic J2EE software, that is quite simple to use and install if you already know this platform. More »

Ninja Post

November 12, 2010 09:33
Ninja Post impressed us a lot. This project is young and very dynamic, simple and attractive. More »

NitPick 2011

March 23, 2012 16:12
This is the first time we review an Image Board software, so the novelty primarily comes from the main goal of this software, that is really useful when yo... More »

Phorum

July 10, 2012 08:59
Phorum follows guidelines for what is was developed: Speed and Efficiency. More »

PhpBB 2

April 16, 2013 22:34
Very good and powerful forum. More »

PhpBB 3

April 16, 2013 22:35
PhpBB Developer team has made a great job and it seems they have created something close to the perfect forum software. More »

PunBB

April 2, 2013 09:33
PunBB is a really good and simple forum software. More »

Quicksilver Forums

January 18, 2011 22:51
Quicksilver Forums is a good and simple forum software, but unfortunately, it does not benefit of a good advertisement. This review will maybe change co... More »

SEO-Board

January 18, 2011 22:54
SEO-Board is really too simple in our opinion. More »

SKForum

April 16, 2013 22:59
SK Forum is a really poor and limited forum, that has unfortunately another big problem: its default theme, that is particularly ugly. More »

Simple Machines 1.1

April 16, 2013 22:56
Simple Machines Forum is one of the best forum software ever tested here, and it really deserves a good score. Several years of intensive development an... More »

Simple Machines 2

February 25, 2014 22:08
Simple Machines Forum team is one of the rare developers team that releases a version of their product only when everything is done. More »

Unclassified NewsBoard

January 18, 2011 22:48
Unclassified Newsboard is clearly a really good alternative to the main known forum softwares. More »

UseBB

January 18, 2011 22:54
UseBB is a simple and useful forum software, which could be compared in terms of features to PunBB or FluxBB. This forum software, which respects W3C no... More »

Vanilla Forums

February 28, 2014 13:17
Vanilla is a way more innovative forum software in many domains when you compare it to traditional forums. More »

Viscacha

January 18, 2011 23:07
Viscacha is a really surprising and interesting forum software. More »

Website Toolbox

October 19, 2011 07:51
As usual in an hosted forum software service, the software is really simple to install, configure and administrate. More »

Wikid Forum

April 1, 2014 16:30
WikidForum is a really really young project, and for the time being, one has to admit it misses support from a base community. However, this project was... More »

XennoBB

April 16, 2013 22:58
XennoBB is a young project (begun in 2005) that already provides many features that other bulletin boards have. More »

YaBB

May 8, 2011 10:06
YaBB is the kind of forum software we like. Reliable, simple and still alive after 10 years of development, where competitors often give up after 2 years. More »

Yazd

January 19, 2011 00:03
Yazd could be a nice surprise, but is definitely not. Really hard to install, basic features,... More »

Yet Another Forum

January 18, 2011 23:03
Yet Another Forum is not yet another forum, but a real Microsoft .Net alternative to the classic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) architectures. More »

bbPress

September 26, 2011 09:31
The bbPress follows the way of softwares which are looking for a simple core of thoughtful features that are all well implemented. More »

esoTalk

January 18, 2011 23:52
esoTalk is a really good surprise, because it proves that installing and configuring a forum software are not necessarily time consuming, and the final res... More »

jGossip

April 16, 2013 22:58
jGossip is a really old forum software, that uses J2EE technology, but it's clear that we do not expect a great future for this project, compared to other ... More »

Commercial License

Answerbase

March 28, 2012 22:47
We are pleasantly surprised with Answerbase. More »

BulletinBoards

February 4, 2011 08:56
Despite on its old look, BulletinBoards is quite a good surprise. It correctly does its job, and the support is one of the key point of this service. More »

Forumotion

April 16, 2013 22:34
The solution provided by Forumotion is extremely efficient, simple and inventive. This is a perfect way for new users or beginners to create a forum wit... More »

FusionBB

April 28, 2012 09:06
FusionBB is a very good forum software, that will successfully fulfill your needs if you look for a very complete community software that supports almost a... More »

IP.Board

December 2, 2013 15:03
Reviewing a forum software of a such high quality is one of the rare moment when you feel IT problems can all be fixed in a simple manner. More »

Lefora

October 19, 2011 08:06
That's right, the solution provided by Lefora is extremely efficient, simple and inventive. This is a perfect way for new users or beginners to create a... More »

MesDiscussions

January 18, 2011 22:36
In one word, MesDiscussions.net is a really powerful software. More »

Nabble

April 8, 2011 22:37
Nabble is really useful if you need a forum software immediately, and that you don't care about advanced features and manage your own forum solution,... More »

ProBoards

January 4, 2012 09:24
ProBoards is a really good surprise. More »

SocialEngine

January 8, 2012 23:27
From a global perspective, SocialEngine is an awesome product. It provides a great base, extended with many plugins and features. More »

Tal.ki

January 18, 2011 23:53
Tal.ki is a really surprising good forum software. More »

Twelvestone

January 8, 2012 00:52
Twelvestone holds its main line and implementation promises: being a simplistic, modern and efficient forum software, moreover, hosted! More »

UBB.threads

January 18, 2011 23:03
UBB.threads is a really good forum software: simple to use, simple to install and simple to administrate. More »

UltraBB

January 4, 2012 10:21
This descendant of WowBB is clearly more powerful and more secure. More »

Woltlab Burning Board

June 1, 2012 08:12
Modern, polished, well designed, norms compliant... More »

WowBB

January 11, 2012 15:49
As we can see below, WowBB, even using a proprietary model (which is rare in forum software world), provides many unique features that will probably make y... More »

XenForo

July 30, 2014 23:39
If four words could sum up the feeling we have using XenForo, they would probably be: "XenForo is absolutely outstanding!". More »

ZetaBoards

December 8, 2011 13:55
We can directly conclude with this feeling, ZetaBoards, as Lefora, is a really powerful hosted forum software. More »

Zoho Discussions

January 18, 2011 23:39
Zoho Discussions literally makes us rediscovering forum softwares. More »

vBulletin 3.8

April 16, 2013 22:31
It's clear, vBulletin is the most used forum software on Internet, and there are tons of reasons for this. More »

vBulletin 4

May 22, 2012 12:39
vBulletin is definitely an amazing piece of software. More »
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