What forum software did you start with?

Which forum software did you first use?


  • Total voters
    205

Tryst

Aspirant
Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
48
I initially started out with IPB, but got hacked after just 8weeks. So a friend advised me to invest in a VB licence, saying their security was much better.

I'm not sure if it was my lack of knowledge at the time or the board itself why i was hacked so quickly, but since using vb, not been touched once....touch wood
 

sb1962

Adherent
Joined
Jul 23, 2007
Messages
396
Network54 2000 - 2004
phpBB 2004 - 2007
FusionBB 2007 - 2014
XF Hopefully soon. Under test/development
 

Deimos

Devotee
Joined
Oct 21, 2007
Messages
2,835
For my own forum, it was VB 2.X
When I first got interested in forums, I think, it was Yabb (Perl edition)
 

Nogitsune

Unleash The Beast....
Joined
Feb 7, 2012
Messages
1,753
Forumotion(2011)

mybb(early 2012)

Smf(Spring 2012-Summer 2012)

IPB(Summer 2012-Spring 2013)

Xenforo(Spring 2013- Summer 2013)

IPB(Summer 2013- Summer 2014)

Xenforo(Summer 2014)
 

PoetJC

⚧ Jacquii: Kween of Hearts ⚧
Joined
Jul 9, 2006
Messages
21,032
I started with vBulletin 3.5.4 circa 2006. The forum I started then is now on Xenforo.
Unfortunately I haven't had much time in the past several months to stir up member activity - so the community is kinda like this now
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J.
 

Rici

Participant
Joined
Jul 2, 2014
Messages
71
SDC Forum
phpBB 1 & 2 (2001-2003)
vBulletin 2 (2003-2004)
vBulletin 3 (since 2004) !
wBB 4.1 (hopefully from 2015 on)

Mojo Madness
IPB 3 (since 2013)
 

John L.

XenForo Enthusiast
Joined
Jun 15, 2013
Messages
272
vB 2.x got me started. I remember the difficulties of adding plugins and how many code changes you had to make to files. Yikes!

But...it did spark my love for creating forum communities.
 

radu81

Fan
Joined
Feb 17, 2012
Messages
657
2005 PHPHBB (forum hacked and closed)
2006— till now smf
2013 xf
 

Casmic

Software Developer
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Messages
284
I first created a forum using Zetaboards. I still don't think it was all that bad, really, but I decided to use something I could host on my own server.
 

AllanD

Habitué
Joined
Feb 16, 2012
Messages
1,570
I first started out on Proboards and realized I wanted more control so moved to SMF 1.0 in 2005.
 

Andrew B.

Fan
Joined
Jan 30, 2005
Messages
902
First forum software I used was Usenet and the original Compuserve. The first one I set up myself was vBulletin 3.
 
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lordi

Adherent
Joined
Oct 9, 2011
Messages
321
started with phpBB platform around 2009, but then I got bored fast, then migration into SMF :)
After got enough money, bought IPB, :sneaky:
 

Lisa

Chaotically Proportional
Joined
Jan 6, 2004
Messages
27,488
Wow, I actually started my first forum back in 2000/2001 on ezboard. Hated it from the moment we started it, quickly discovered vBulletin and that was that.
 
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