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    Why vBulletin instead of the many FOSS solutions? Seems kind of ironic that a site that champions opensource uses a closed source solution to do so.

    What next? Microsoft.com on apache? :P

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    vBulletin is used as when the Phoronix Forums were created (2006), it was (and largely still remains) the best solution available for forum/bulletin board software. The open-source alternatives have been progressing well, but vBulletin remains the best right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    vBulletin is used as when the Phoronix Forums were created (2006), it was (and largely still remains) the best solution available for forum/bulletin board software. The open-source alternatives have been progressing well, but vBulletin remains the best right now.
    Could you explain how it's better? I run many forums ranging from 5,000 to 115,000 registered users. Last time I used vBulletin was circa 2004-5 and since then switched over to phpbb or punbb. Back then vBulletin only supported MySQL. Has this changed or does it still require you to run a heavy dependency server by limiting you to apache and MySQL instead of being able to use lighter alternatives?

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