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Standing between Vanilla and PhpBB for a community forum

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hello! I am standing between Vanilla and PhpBB for my new gaming & technology community forum. The whole site is meant to be in the forum. Like posting news, reviews and such in topics. But I am not sure if Vanilla is best for this, I love its clean interface and features but I don't know if the visitors do. They maybe like the more "traditional" style of forums like PhpBB. If I would use Vanilla can I add a icon called lets say "Reviews" and maybe "News" where there are only reviews from the catigory "reviews"? Well, I have now discovered a new idea. What if the catigories were icons like the "Discussions" "Catigories" "Search" and so on? I know that you all will suggest Vanilla since this is the Vanilla forum, but I would like to have some inputs from you.


  • edited July 2006
    my forum is an offshoot of another forum. (ours is san francisco based, where the other one is world wide). The original forum is phpBB and my members VASTY prefer vanilla. I dont know if this is related, but my local based one actually has more traffic than the worldwide one now.
  • That is cool, what are the URLs? Just give them if you want :)
  • edited July 2006
    mine spawned from and to a lesser extent mines not publicly viewable as its a community of people who actually know each other in real life and we want to keep it that way... but it looks a lot like this one with a few more extensions. i havent styled it yet. its a forum for people who ride fixed gear and track bikes around the bay area.
  • Okey, but that is a VBulletin forum, aint it?
  • maybe, i thought it was phpbb. fixedgeargallery is phpbb for sure tho.
  • Okey. It is so hard to choose forumsoftware, it is so many.
  • well, vanilla gets my vote. ease of set up and customization plus how easy it is to admin it is untouchable.
  • Yeah it is nice.
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