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Best Forum Software

Best Forum Software of 2011

What will be the next Best Forum Software for 2014?

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Best Free
Forum Software

Why MyBB:

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!

Congratulations go to MyBB team!

Best Commercial
Forum Software

Why Woltlab Burning Board:

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.

There is only thing to say about this result: Congratulations!

Best Hosted
Forum Service

Why ProBoards:

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!

Congratulations to the ProBoards development team!

Best Forum Software of 2010

What will be the next Best Forum Software for 2014?

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Best Free
Forum Software

Why MyBB:

MyBB finally 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.

Congratulations MyBB team!

Best Commercial
Forum Software

Why IP.Board:

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.

Congratulations!

Best Hosted
Forum Service

Why ZetaBoards:

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.

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Best Free Forum

Best Commercial Forum

Best Hosted Service

Total votes: 14891

Best Forum Software of 2009

What will be the next Best Forum Software for 2014?

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Best Free
Forum Software

Why Simple Machines 1.1:

Simple Machines is, with nearly 30% of the voters, without any doubt the Best Free Forum Software.

Many people have already tried the next major release, Simple Machines 2, that will bring this very good piece of software to its highest level in terms of quality and robustness.

Best Commercial
Forum Software

Why vBulletin 3.8:

For the third time, vBulletin is the winner of the Best Commercial Forum Software of 2009.

The dynamic will probably continue this year with the huge plan of migrations that need to be prepared all over the Internet, to use the famous and really expected major version of vBulletin 4.

Best Hosted
Forum Service

Why Lefora:

Lefora is the first winner of the Best Hosted Forum Service Award, for the year 2009.

This innovating service hosts more and more forum communities and helps groups of people to easily communicate with a powerful and easy tool.

Congratulations to Lefora!

Awards of the Previous Years

Vote for the Best Hosted Forum Service of 2010

Forumotion
14% (22 votes)
Lefora
15% (23 votes)
Nabble
3% (4 votes)
Website Toolbox
5% (7 votes)
ZetaBoards
59% (92 votes)
Zoho Discussions
5% (7 votes)
Total votes: 155
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