so what if anyone can use a package? Am purely against all those. Lets make it a war here between PHPBB and other paid forum usersLiquinn wrote:Hard question, maybe the problem is you need to pay to use different boards, where as anyone/everyone can use phpbb, but I'm not sure.
lets not and say we did...bhoopalan wrote:Lets make it a war here between PHPBB and other paid forum users
Jim_UK wrote:it must not turn into a comparison between different pieces of software
But one need not have coding knowledge or php knowledge to use this. Only hey need o spend few hours. Cant they do it if they are getting a good pack that too open source?cherokee red wrote: I guess it's like saying - Why buy Windows when you have Linux?
Like Windows, other products come with a lot of things built in which appeals to those who don't want to sit adding a bunch of code to their product.
Or to those who generally don't know enough about programming/web-design to do so
laziness makes one also foolJames N wrote:Because people are lazy/don't have enough time to do things properly, so buy a package that approximates to what they want.
I agree with that, a lot of people will be swayed by first impressions. If someone looks at a paid software and thinks "I like the look of it" they might buy it without making comparisons to what else is available (for example).cherokee red wrote:I think a lot of people sometimes base their choice on looks.
Some may not like the look of phpBB - even with a different theme/template.
If they have to pay to get what the want, they will.
And like it's been said - some pay because they think it will be more secure / better coded / generally better.