After a really intensive fight among all competitors, we are proud to announce the results of our yearly competition to promote the Best Forum Softwares of 2010, in three distinct categories: Free, Commercial and Hosted.
Let's announce the results:
With 47% of the voters (1455 out of a total of 3066 votes), MyBB got its award back for 2010! After an epic fight between phpBB (463 votes) and Simple Machines (527 votes), MyBB (1455 votes) was able to reach this great score, helped a bit by a really dynamic and enthusiastic community! MyBB is getting more and more popular, and its extremely ease of installation and its increasing count of available plugins are clearly parts of the success.
Finally, Invision Power Board pushes vBulletin down from the throne, after 3 successive years. Invision Power Board, and more particularly its major version 3 proves that forum and social networks are not two distinct worlds, and that forum technologies can evolve to embrace social networks.
After the beginning of the year lead by Lefora, Zetaboards finally got out and won this award with almost 60% of the voters. This company, that also runs InvisionFree has a clear and good expertise in forum hosting and community supporting, and they deserve their award.
Now that 2010 is ended, it's time to look forward to the future, and we announce today the official poll to nominate the best forum softwares of 2011. Note that this year, we put all softwares together, but each of them are running for their own category (free, commercial, and hosted).