Official Support Forum for Debian, the kernel-based open source operating system. phpBB provides a solid platform for support and discussion.
Active community for UK based Audi TT owners. Almost 30k members and 2 million posts, complete with unique style & powered by phpBB.
The VideoLAN project produces the extremely popular VLC media player software. Their forums provide support for users of the software as well as the development community.
Discussion board for the massively popular xkcd web comic. Covering everything from Maths and Science to Logic Puzzles and Forum Games. Over 100k members and 2.4 Million posts.
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.
Adblock Plus is one of the most popular Firefox Add-ons in the world, with over 10 Million daily users and over 100k downloads a day. They use phpBB to offer support to their users.