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Forum Software Suggestions

Hello,

Please give suggestion on what forum software we should use to start our forums. We are looking to start community forums for a technology hardware/software company. Among the software options that we are considering are:

phpBB
myBB
Joomla!
Drupal
Codoforum
Vanilla
WordPress
vBulletin
vNext
Khoros
Telligent / Verint

Why not consider this software used by the forum here? It’s Discourse https://www.discourse.org/

The only reason I would go with something else like phpBB is to be lighter-weight and less of a heavy JavaScript app. That factor is really my only complaint about Discourse. It’s an all around excellent software, easy to maintain, and robust features with strong community around it.

I’m not an expert, but I switched from vB4 to Xenforo and have been happy. Lots of add-ons and support.

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