Not a popular person or anything special happening here but I thought I'd get amongst the community to see if you can help shed some light on this software (this may even be my first post even though I have been a member for quite some time). I have never personally used Vanilla but have used 9/10 of all forum software on the market, both free and paid.
I have a new project I will be developing however want to limit costs as much as possible. Hosting is settled and all I'm after is the forum software. I have a few options in mind including;
But I just can't make a decision. I'm a huge fan of the brand new Flarum as it is software developed downunder, and the fact that it is still in its beta stages doesn't bother me at all. My project isn't one of a high level nor is it a business so that isn't an issue for me at all. I would appreciate all the feedback I can get about Vanilla as there are a few aspects that grab my attention. My research has given me a bit of insight already but hearing from those that use it just like you will give me some understanding as to what direction I should go in.
Thanks a lot everyone and I can't wait to read your posts.