Boasting almost 14 million posts, Ars Technica is one of the biggest and oldest technical forums still operating today. They use phpBB to power their forums and comment system.
Gentoo Linux is an open source operating system built on top of the Linux kernel and based on the Portage package management system.
Professional online broker and trading community.
Pixelmator is a popular commercial image editing software for Mac OS X users.
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.
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.