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Are there any plans to use a different forum provider?
« on: February 21, 2019, 10:25:53 am »
Sorry if this has already been addressed, but have y'all (staff mainly) ever considered using a different forum provider? I have nothing against SMF. I'm just slightly curious.


Other forum providers (as examples):
- ProBoards
- phpBB
- vBulletin
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- PunBB
- ZetaBoards
- FluxBB
- Phorum
- BoardHost
- Wix (personal favorite; Not a forum provider itself, but contains a Forum widget that can be inserted into your Wix site.)
- Flarum
- Codoforum
- Plush
- miniBB
- Yooco (personal favorite; Not a forum provider itself, more of a social network provider.)
- Forumotion
- XenForo
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Re: Are there any plans to use a different forum provider?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 01:25:15 am »
I'm no web admin, but I doubt it. Forums usually use PHP to call from a mySQL database which contains all the users and forum posts, and it's likely that the database would have to be reset altogether in order for another forum software to function properly. Plus, some PHP forum software I believe is incompatible with some server software like Apache. although that last statement may not be factual since I'm not 100% sure.

Anyway, I think that if the Network admins DO decide to change the forum software, they should use one that provides themes that you can use forum wide.
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