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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    We will test out a new forum for slots players but if it doesn't work out then we will close it. We are trying to build a forum using yii2 framework and my programmer recommended to keep all of our software connected and on the same php framework
    why are you reinventing the wheel? something wrong with existing forum software, or do you just like to burn $ on dev time?

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    The most popular forum software in my opinion is
    VBulletin
    PHPBB
    MyBB
    YaBB

    Although there are others, those are what I see the most in forums I visit or have visited over the years. Those are the most likely candidates for the "self hosted" choices also.

    Most of those also have the most active support options and readily available plugins or add-ons.

    Whatever option chosen, I recommend picking one that has a spam-o-matic type plugin or add-on that integrates with Stop Forum Spam as it can save a huge amount of time in spam control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    The most popular forum software in my opinion is
    VBulletin
    PHPBB
    MyBB
    YaBB

    Although there are others, those are what I see the most in forums I visit or have visited over the years. Those are the most likely candidates for the "self hosted" choices also.

    Most of those also have the most active support options and readily available plugins or add-ons.

    Whatever option chosen, I recommend picking one that has a spam-o-matic type plugin or add-on that integrates with Stop Forum Spam as it can save a huge amount of time in spam control.

    Rick
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    Thanks for the forum software information Rick. I am currently building a forum at https://www.gamblerock.com/gambling-forums/ using a WordPress forum plugin called bbPress. However, bbPress forums do not seem to offer very robust software and are lacking features like a recent posts tab in the forums or user signatures. If I change the forum software its probably better to do it now while its still fairly new. Do you know if any of these mentioned software providers have a plugin to import bbPress posts into their software to convert the existing posts over?

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    make sure you have a shadowban feature on whatever platform you use fwiw

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddm View Post
    make sure you have a shadowban feature on whatever platform you use fwiw
    thanks! but what is a shadowban feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddm View Post
    why are you reinventing the wheel? something wrong with existing forum software, or do you just like to burn $ on dev time?

    We just want one user database and not multiple databases. Don't want to use sub domains and using yii2 framework is possible it will cost less than having to pay for vbulletin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    The most popular forum software in my opinion is
    VBulletin
    PHPBB
    MyBB
    YaBB

    Although there are others, those are what I see the most in forums I visit or have visited over the years. Those are the most likely candidates for the "self hosted" choices also.

    Most of those also have the most active support options and readily available plugins or add-ons.

    Whatever option chosen, I recommend picking one that has a spam-o-matic type plugin or add-on that integrates with Stop Forum Spam as it can save a huge amount of time in spam control.

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    I run phpbb and vbulletin forums for long time, honestly both are total sh1t
    phpbb is classic free thing, where you need a dev to have it constantly working
    vbulletin (as gpwa) is paid, probably nr1, you have it more user friendly (but not user friendly by far), you can buy extensions, that are handy at first, but then you realize that you installed virus, adware or something like that and no one gets responsibility (happened to me with some SEO plugin)

    I HEARD simplemachines forum is better. But I just heard it, not tested it. I am pretty sure that after years of experience it would be the same. But anything is better than some forum on WP I guess.
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    each one latched on to the ass of the previous
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    ass-blood sucked by the first from the last is his own

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    Quote Originally Posted by big fish View Post
    thanks! but what is a shadowban feature?
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...0To%20Coventry

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderpunter View Post
    Forums are pretty much dead compared to how they used to be, not like the good old days of 2004
    True. Everyone is on Telegram/Discord these days. GPWA is one of the few forums I use.

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    I think it will be hard to do alone, but everything is in your hands!
    Good luck with that!

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