sevsev wrote:Well I'm talking about phpbb3 not bb2.
Okay, but keep in mind that phpBB3 was just released a few days ago, so it will be some time before all phpBB2 boards get converted to phpBB3.
servsev wrote:And I wasn't targetting the top forums I was saying any large ones (there are 1000's), maybe it's just the forums I browse that seem to be more prone to being vb (mobile phones, pocketpcs, web marketing, car forums) but you have proven me some wrong eitherway.
True, but keep in mind that both vB and phpBB3 have a lot more features that phpBB2 does, so it’s not surprising that more large boards would go the way of something other than version 2 if they can afford it. I would have.
But now that v3 is out, I think we’ll start seeing the tide shift, phpBB3 is a great rival for any Bulletin Board Software on the market, I think price and the community/support will put it over the top.
Another major benefit of phpBB3, is the ease to build your website around it’s framework, this is very rarely mentioned, but phpBB3 makes this easily possible.
For me, that makes a big difference, when everything running on your site can be powered and integrated into the Bulletin Board Framework, that is quite a nice thing to have.
Now the question should be asked, will huge boards choose vB, IPB, or a Custom Solution, or will they choose phpBB3?
I think phpBB3 is up to the task.