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Version 1.0.9 2007.1 --
Last Release May 17, 2011 July, 2006 --
Custom License Proprietary License --
Price Free Free --
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Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Fast & Simple --
Administration Efficient & Fast Classical Categories --
Community Size Medium Community Huge Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
6.6/10 (39 votes)
8.2/10 (74 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • MySQL
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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
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  • AJAX
  • Javascript
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
No. --
Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
Flat/Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
No. --
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No - --
Yes - --
- - --
No - --
No - --
Yes - --
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Forum Posts Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
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  • Plain
  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • HTML
  • BBCode
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Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box No - --
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Yes - --
No - --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment No. No. --
Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes - --
Technical Features Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
Bundled Software No. No. --
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 1.0
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No - --
No.
  • XML/RPC
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Cache System - - --
No. No. --
Post By Email - - --
User Profiles &
Options
Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes - --
User Selectable
Themes
- - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
No - --
Payment
Subscriptions
- - --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No --
CAPTCHA Complexity --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
- - --
No Yes --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
Yes Yes --
Plugin Installation --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes No No --
Custom Emoticons Yes Yes --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes - --
Custom
Profile Fields
No - --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. No. --
No. No. --
No. No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
Moderation No. No. --
Moderator
per Section
No No --
Global Moderator No No --
Move Threads Yes Yes --
Shadow Topics No - --
Close/Lock Threads Yes Yes --
Users
Management
User Groups No Yes --
User Registration No. No. --
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Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
No No --
Access Control List Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing Yes Yes --
Installation &
Upgrading
Advanced Electron Forum MesDiscussions
Installation Method Installation Wizard Installation Wizard --
Upgrade Method Manual Upgrading Upgrade Wizard --
Update
Notifications
Yes Yes --
Forum Migration - - --
Database
Management
Backup Database No No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database No No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics No Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
- - --
Tasks Scheduler - - --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 2
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  • A
  • AA
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Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
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