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Any popular forums using phpbb

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I'm about to set up phpbb on my personal website and was wondering if there are any examples of really popular forums out there using phpbb?

Just wondering what kind of load phpbb can handle :)
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phpbb.com is one under heavy load some times. :)
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By popular I mean, like is it able to handle 20-30 users online at once?

In any case, I guess I can always give phpbb a shot and see how it goes... and how hackable is phpbb code anyway? I'd like to really customise it for my site and by customise I mean like you can't recognise it as phpbb anymore :D (except for the copyright down the bottom of course) ;)
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i heard destiny's child was using phpbb....
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forum.sharereactor.com
Our users have posted a total of 334999 articles
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The newest registered user is tricho
In total there are 222 users online :: 145 Registered, 35 Hidden and 42 Guests [ Administrator ] [ Moderator ]
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R. U. Serious wrote: forum.sharereactor.com
Our users have posted a total of 334999 articles
We have 51423 registered users
The newest registered user is tricho
In total there are 222 users online :: 145 Registered, 35 Hidden and 42 Guests [ Administrator ] [ Moderator ]
Most users ever online was 559 on 1212.06.2002 15:19


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.net magazine, computer arts magazine and all the other future published mags do i think :D
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i know i site that had 130 concurrent users
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Post by jbay »

dragonhawk wrote: By popular I mean, like is it able to handle 20-30 users online at once?


yeah, the software can handle it easily; it's more a matter of whether your hardware & backbone can handle it. Wilwheaton.net runs phpBB2 and usually has 25-40 people online at a time in the afternoons and the board is still very quick & responsive. Two things are done there that other systems may not do by default: forums are pruned at 7-14 days depending on the forum, and we take pains to run mySQL optimize/repair on a regular basis. NOT doing the latter on a regular basis has usually resulted in crashed tables (usually the search_wordlist/search_wordmatch tables)
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phpBB has been coded very well and as such, on a good server setup would be able to cope with 100s users online at once. MySQL is most popular database among php scripts because MySQL is also open source and free. However, with phpBB, PostgreSQL database system provides slightly better performance when dealing with lots of online users (this is NOT official, nor any benchmarks to prove this but reports from users have shown this). Even better would be Oracle (though there is only basic support for this in 2.0.x, added support will be added hopefully for 2.2.x).
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Post by TheRonin »

Maybe a little conraversial forum but we have one of the busyiest phpbb fourms ive seen.

Our users have posted a total of 22060 articles
We have 17331 registered users
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http://www.giveit2me43.com/forum/
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Post by NoNameFace »

This one is pretty busy also:

http://forums.edonkey2000.com/phpBB/index.php

A while ago they finally upgraded from v1.4... wise decision, it really did seem a lot slower when it was still running that old version. And I mean a lot. :D
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Thats pretty busy, but i've seen busier. :P
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Post by Plau »

this ones kinda busy too,
noticed this one cause of the 'addition' :lol: of my GF on this forum

www.bokt.nl/forums/index.php it's actually admin-ed (or how do u say that :P) by BartVB
guess he's knowned by the PHPBB ppl ;)
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Re: Any popular forums using phpbb

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You bet. I came across this site. It's one of the hottest message board in Asia. It is PHPBB-based.

http://hicow.com
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