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Smf Or Phpbb? Which Is Better?

Which do u think is better? in terms of support, easy of understanding, functionality, etc

please give reason(s) where necessary

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Well i think this is a case of one mans meat cliche.

I love SMF like nothing else.

Reason : I can almost do anything with it.

I tried PhpBB for a short time ,

its great but i didnt use it enough to compare it with SMF.

@FREELANCE ABOVE.

I will help u on the adsense stuff for free.

It my pressure to help people laugh.

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i think mybb is the best

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i have used both, i think i prefer SMF for now

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SMF is more flexible than phpbb.

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How do u add google adsense to SMF.

Thanks

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I use SMF and it's so easy to use. I've never tried any

other but SMF suits me fine.

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Java enthusiast may have a try with javabb

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Ask the nairaland owner for an evaluation of SMF platform and compare it with others. I think BB (Black Board) should be used by an enthusiast of the language the platform it written with. Remember all BB are customisable

And there is always new versions of BB throughout the year and it should be easy to integrate a newly version into existing platform. These should be your evaluation strategy for choosing BB. Example:

1. Easy database integration (MYSQL, ORACLE, HSQLDB, POSTGRESQL, etc)

2. Themes

3. Layout (Navigational Storyboard)

4. Installation

5. Programming Language (The language you know)

6. Hosting companies and their charges for various language support

7. Help from the BB Company

8. The forum and how easy to get a straight answer from their forum

9. Security of their BB

10. Failsafe

These are in my opinion the things you should look out b4 deploying a BB solution

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SMF and PHPBB have same equality of understanding how to use it easily, functionality, forum support, and very popular in the USA and around the world.

Both are PHP-based you need to know how to modify, add, upload files/theme/add-on modules upon your own taste of forum yourself basically.

I have read both SMF and PHPBB community forum seeing how many out there are FIRST-TIMERS are frustrated understanding to set up, manage, modify, add, their own forum without their knowledge of PHP/HTML they often seek for help using forum community forum.

Some do hire PHP programmer to do the job for them.

But THE FIRST-TIMERS are gratefully that both SMF and PHPBB has its experimential forum for testing to see how they like the looks before doing the real FORUM in order to avoid mess up REAL FORUM losing all data.

Finally, I myself did not install or obtain forum but help out other who are not familiarized with PHP/MySQL/HTML to modify their forum they want.

Good luck for those who want to try out either SMF or PHPBB uploading their web hosting server with their own domain name.

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