Compare Answerbase vs SKForum

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Version 2011 1.5 --
Last Release 2011 March 22nd, 2003 --
Proprietary License GPL License --
Price Basic $15/month, Professional $45/month, Business $200/month Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Too Complicated --
Installation Fast & Simple Too Complex --
Administration Efficient & Fast Messed-up --
Community Size Big Community Tiny Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
8.2/10 (9 votes)
7.2/10 (21 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements Answerbase SKForum
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Apache Tomcat
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  • C#
  • ASP.Net
  • Java 1.4 - J2EE
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  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • 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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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • AJAX
  • CSS
  • HTML
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No Yes --
Languages No.
Supported Languages:
French
Swedish
English (British)
English (American)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
  • AndroidAndroid
  • iPhoneiPhone
  • BlackBerryBlackBerry
  • Windows Phone 7Windows Phone 7
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Distribution
  • Web Application
No. --
Threads / Topics Answerbase SKForum
Threaded Threaded --
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
  • Tags
  • Forum Categories
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Yes - --
No No --
No No --
Yes - --
Yes No --
No No --
Yes No --
No - --
Forum Posts Answerbase SKForum
  • Plain Text
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
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  • Plain
  • Plain
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No No --
No No --
Quick Reply Box No Yes --
No No --
No No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Advanced Attachments
  • Use BBCode or HTML
No. --
Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features Answerbase SKForum
No No --
Yes No --
No No --
No No --
Yes Yes --
No No --
Technical Features Answerbase SKForum
Bundled Software No. No. --
  • RSS 2.0
No. --
Yes No --
No. No. --
Cache System No No --
No. No. --
Post By Email No No --
User Profiles &
Options
Answerbase SKForum
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Signatures No No --
Yes No --
Bookmark Threads Yes No --
User Selectable
Themes
No - --
Yes No --
Export
Private Messages
No No --
Payment
Subscriptions
No No --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes No --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Hard --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
No - --
No No --
User Blacklist No No --
IP Blocking No No --
Customization Answerbase SKForum
No No --
Plugin Installation --
Yes
~3 Available Themes.
No --
Custom BBCodes No No --
Custom Emoticons No No --
Custom
Thread Icons
No No --
Custom
Profile Fields
No No --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
No. No. --
No. --
Content Aggregation No. No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
Answerbase SKForum
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Reactive Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
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Moderator
per Section
Yes No --
Global Moderator Yes No --
Move Threads Yes No --
Shadow Topics No No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes No --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No. --
No - --
No Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes No --
Send Warnings
to Users
No No --
Access Control List No No --
Yes Yes --
Mass Mailing No No --
Installation &
Upgrading
Answerbase SKForum
Installation Method Installation Wizard Manual Installation --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading --
Update
Notifications
No No --
Forum Migration No No --
Database
Management
Backup Database No No --
Prune Database No No --
Restore Database No No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes No --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
No No --
Tasks Scheduler No No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • HTML 4.01
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  • CSS 2
  • CSS 1
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  • AA
  • A
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Yes No --
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