When your making your choice for which forum software you want to use, which one appeals to you must and makes the final decision (if every forum software was free in the world)? Features - What the forums do. The more features, the less (if) moding (hacking) you must do. Design - How well the design incorporates with the functionality (the features). How well the design looks etc. Simplicity - How easy it is to change one operation, etc. May sacrifice the design looks, and lack of features. Speed - How fast your forum loads. May also sacrifice features and the design. Security - How well you can be trusted using your forums. Also if you can reply to this thread, with your answer that would be excellent. If every forum software in the world was free, what software would you choose? Why? What persuaded you to do this? More features, better design, simplicity (organized), speed and/or security? Thanks for taking your time to answer this poll. It is just a study I am conducting. Thanks for your time!