phpBB 3.3.2 vs IP Board 4.5

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eveneme
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phpBB 3.3.2 vs IP Board 4.5

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is phpbb worse than ipb? are there no longer differences as it used to be?
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Re: phpBB 3.3.2 vs IP Board 4.5

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eveneme wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:22 pm
is phpbb worse than ipb? are there no longer differences as it used to be?
Naturally there are still differences but the best way to find out what is to test both of them. (you can sign up for a demo)
phpBB is free and you can install it wherever you want to
Invision Community Suite (IPB is no more) isn't free and has a strange pricing structure for https://invisioncommunity.com/buy:
self hosting is cheaper https://invisioncommunity.com/buy/self-hosted/ (relativity comes to mind when I see the prices)
Yes, there are many options available but each comes at a $$$
Frankly, their cloud plan for 750 simultaneous users comes at the meagre cost of 590$/mo
Thinking about that: that amount (for 1 month) bought me 6 years of hosting. Granted: my maximum users simultaneously online was only 2000+ (and that happened maybe 4 or 5 times per year and it didn't include phpBB which set me back another .. euhm 0$.
Not sure whether I made the right choice :mrgreen:

Seriously all have their pros and cons but the free packages (phpBB, SMF, MyBB, just check the internet for a list) will cater for just about all your needs.

On a side note: these kind of topics have no real value as most users here (and on other board software) are prejudiced anyway (I know I am, but at least I'm objective 8-) ).
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objectively predjudiced. isn't that an oxymoron? no wait, an oxymoron is a moron that needs oxygen.


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Worse how? Can you expand on that please?

Also, I don’t think you’ll get much joy here, people come here because they like phpBB so any replies will probably be biased.
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Mick wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:27 am
Worse how? Can you expand on that please?
as in badder than? ;) surely it can't be worser ... quietly walks away looking at the sky and whistling
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Invision is unmistakably more advanced than phpBB, make no mistake. It has a much more feature complete system behind it but ultimately, I think the pricing is where it really matters. A forum is a forum at the end of the day. Invision is way overpriced and phpBB is free. That alone should count for a lot more than certain features you may be after.
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Mick wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:27 am
Worse how? Can you expand on that please?

Also, I don’t think you’ll get much joy here, people come here because they like phpBB so any replies will probably be biased.
Actually I came here because I inherited a board that was running phpBB, and converting it to anything else looked like more drama than I wanted to deal with at the time. :lol:

Which is not to say that it will still end up being converted if I start feeling like some drama. It's been interesting seeing another way of doing things, and the members are used to the status quo.
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