Forums, phpBB vs the Rest

Having run phpBB for the last 3 years as the Forum s/w for devside.net, I have definitely come across issues and problems. Some very serious…

phpBB made it possible for devside.net to get hacked, has corrupted the db more than once with some damage, and is now mysteriously creating backups that are different in size by a large margin from the mysql db dumps [compression is taken into account], not to mention all the headaches it has given me.

Here is an article comparing the major Forums…
http://shsc.info/ForumSoftwareGuide

I think when I have the time, I will try out SMF.

As a note, phpBB3 is coming out, and hopefully will be an improvement over the 2.0 branch. And if it is not… I will not be surprised at all.

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