Inspired by Max Berry's book, Jennifer Government, NationStates is one of the most popular online simulation games. The forum boasts over 5 million posts and 200,000 users.
Hugely popular Mozilla community providing support for Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey and other well known Mozilla products. Over 350k members and 4 Million posts.
OpenOffice.org offers a free and fully-featured office suite which meets the needs of the common consumer all the way up to large enterprises.
Zend Technologies is one of the largest and most popular companies producing a wide variety of tools and frameworks for PHP. Their community forums rely on phpBB.
Developed by Focus Home Interactive, Cities XL 2011 is a city simulation game. Their community forums are powered by phpBB.
Info-Mac is a community dating back to 1984 as a mailing list and was the first online community for Apple's Macintosh computer. All of their content was converted to phpBB in 2007.