View Full Version : Best free forums to use?

05-23-2002, 04:21 PM
I need to find a good forum to use for my website GameGamut (http://www.gamegamut.com) ...

Anything that is free, php and mysql, and not ib or mb, and has a lot of features. :D


05-23-2002, 05:51 PM
That's what I would consider the best free PHP bulletin board.

05-23-2002, 06:26 PM
yes, phpbb does do the job good.

You may have to do some MODing to get it to your standards though.

05-23-2002, 10:39 PM
yea... ive used phpbb... But i dont like it... i dont like how the layout is so graphical... i know you can change it but i tried and it didnt work very well... i think ill make my own or buy vBulletin... but if there are any other good ones like vBulletin that are free please tell me. thanks

05-24-2002, 02:02 AM
Hotscripts (http://www.hotscripts.com)

05-24-2002, 02:09 AM

05-24-2002, 03:46 AM
I suggest you get a vBulletin License (http://www.vbulletin.com/), but phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com/) is also good, except for some fewer functions...

05-25-2002, 10:31 AM
ill just use invision board.
(not done yet)

05-25-2002, 10:43 AM
proboards are pretty good, the only problem is the pop ups but what can you do.

05-25-2002, 10:44 AM
looking nice man.

damnit!! forgot!
05-25-2002, 10:51 AM
sorry i cant remember my user name - but it's me - iain!

php bb is the way to go - they are great fast free and packet with features, no im not on commission but we have it installed on our server and people like it.

take a look at what you can do with it at www.forums.iainpb.com

05-25-2002, 11:07 AM
What do you mean you forgot your screen name?


that's you, now the password that's entirely you. :D

05-25-2002, 11:40 AM
lol, "Hey, im dirkduck, but I forgot my username" ;). Anyways, I would suggest PHPBB myself, but since you dont want to use that, then I'd go with www.powerboards.tk. I know the guy that is desiging them, currently there is a non-mySQL version (which is very good), and hes coming up with a MySQL version (its very nice).

05-26-2002, 02:48 AM
How is it that whenever i try to test the demo administration of phpbb on their web site it says "Could not connect to database" ?!?!?!?