We'll see how long that lasts with the crazy AI and moderators who are constantly trying to commit suicide, let alone make reasonable decisions.There's a big one missing off the list these days.
Not because it's the best, but because it's one of the most prevalent, and that's facebook groups.
Love it or hate it, it's the forum and community software of choice for a massive amount of people in 2019, 5 years after this thread started
I'm not surprised, Silicon Valley is obsessed with AI right now, even when it would be better to use something far more normal.I’ve been trying to use it more recently and it’s lack of organisation, sub threaded threads and reliance on AI to drive content to me other than purely chronologically and via categorisation is driving me nuts. They have the users and media contribution and consumption bandwidth and capability, but the usability game in terms of discoverability is leaving it all up for grabs at the moment. The question is whether classic forums will seize the opportunity to grab communities back or not given the global forum climate.
So back on track, I see that IPB and Xenforo primarily are the 2 most popular by a large margin, at least on the poll.
For those that use those 2, why did you end up choosing the one over the other? What makes you stick with them?
I see quite a few people complain about Xenforos seemingly slow progress and lack of becoming more of a CMS like IPB.
But I also see a lot of people using IPB that complain about how it's overly complicated/confusing. Or that it's slow.
Those are just a few examples I see fairly often as complaints and of course depending on your setup can vary.
If you are with IPB for example, why did you choose that or decide to stay with that over going with Xenforo....and vice versa.
And do you have any concerns about either one long term?
Somewhat possibly but the state of the software is reflective in the poll. vB5 is still a hot mess compared to others and no mention or hint of a vB6...hate towards Internet Brands
There is no future for either of those, EOL for a while now.When I think of vBulletin I think of vBulletin 3 and vBulletin 4
There is no future for either of those, EOL for a while now.
I disagree completely.When it all comes down to it, it's a subjective matter.