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After an huge battle among all competitors all over the year 2012, 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 190 comments posted and about 22.400 voters (50% more than last year), the least we can say is that the competition was this year again very popular... To finally end to an interesting result: all the best forum software of 2011 were reelected this year again!
It's now time to officially announce the results:
MyBB tripled it! After earning the best free forum software category of 2010 and 2011, it was preferred against other forums by 3.585 readers, almost doubling the score of the second challenger phpBB.
Again, MyBB can thank its enthusiastic and dynamic community. MyBB 2.0 is still in development and we expect some big announcements for 2013.
With an amazing score of 10.742 votes, ProBoards wins for the second time the Best Hosted Forum Software Award of 2012.
With ProBoards version 5 official release getting closer and closer, providing tons of great and unique features making ProBoards the most advanced hosted forum service on the market, we do certainly understand why it got so many votes.
For the second time, Burning Board wins the Best Commercial Forum Software award, more over against big competitors like XenForo, vBulletin and IP.Board. Even if this is not the most known and used commercial forum software, its features, its development framework and unique style give a fresh view from Europe of what a forum software could be.
You can also consult the dedicated Best Forum Software of 2012 page for more details.
So, start immediately voting for your favorite software on the new dedicated page for electing the Best Forum Software of 2013!