After a huge battle among all competitors all over the 2011 year, we are proud to announce the final results of our yearly competition to promote the Best Forum Software, in the 3 following categories: Free, Commercial and Hosted.
With 146 comments posted and more than 14.500 voters, the competition was this year really intense and popular. So popular that the poll was even attacked by a bot swarm that tried to elect at the last second different forum software.
It's now time to officially announce the results:
MyBB doubled it! After earning the best free forum software category of 2010, it was selected by 2294 readers as the best free forum of 2011. After a lively fight during the year against phpBB and YaBB, MyBB finished the course with a large gap (temporarily reduced due to a bot attack fortunately stopped
MyBB can thank its really enthusiastic and dynamic community, providing more and more help, assistance and content (plugins, themes,...) to the MyBB team. With the next MyBB 2.0 in heavy development, we are confident that we will discuss about MyBB all over 2012 too!
For the first time, and with the brilliant score of 2635 voters (best performance among all categories), ProBoards is the winner of the Best Hosted Forum Software award of 2011.
The least we can say is that ProBoards definitely deserves this award, after a great score on its review and above all because of the huge community around this hosted forum.
ProBoards is a great hosting solution that provides forum pages for free to everyone since 2000, almost 12 years from now!
Burning Board, the renown forum product from Germany, finally reached the first place in the Best Commercial Forum Software category, with the impressive score of 2335 voters. Even if Burning Board is not the most known forum software all over the world, it is definitely a product that is worth it, and that provides a really great list of features and additional products around the Burning Board core.
You can also consult the dedicated Best Forum Software of 2011 page for more details.
So, start immediately voting for your favorite software on the new dedicated page for electing the Best Forum Software of 2012!