Why did you choose phpbb3 over SMF?

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by onthehanger, May 2, 2009.

  1. retrostar

    retrostar Neophyte

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    i prefer smf because it has alot of features.
     
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  2. Xee

    Xee Aspirant

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    That's pretty much why I'm sticking with it. Support is never far away. I understand how some people think it looks outdated, especially if you go with subsilver2, but a custom style and some other customization can go a long way to updating the look.

    As others have said though, if you got a lot of mods it would really benefit you to learn some php to make sure everything works together smoothly.
     
  3. Rahfal

    Rahfal Neophyte

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    I like phpBB over SMF because I how it looks a lot more modern, but user-wise and staff-wise. In the ACP for SMF, it's a lot of old old-fashion drop down menus and simple table layouts for permissions and other things. phpBB is more modern in that sense.
     
  4. complexity

    complexity Aspirant

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    Because the ability to modify it is way more impressive.
     
  5. JanusX

    JanusX Neophyte

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    PHPBB is a lot nicer. I tried SMF and it's horrible.
     
  6. Ryu2532

    Ryu2532 Aspirant

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    Because I like phpbb better than SMF.
     
  7. 78Xe

    78Xe Neophyte

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    I prefer SMF over phpbb actually it's a lot nicer. I really like the way it's layed out.
     
  8. sunsettommy

    sunsettommy Enthusiast

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    It is always interesting to see such contrary opinions over a few software choices.

    I for one by personal experience learned to dislike some of the phpBB3 set up because it is way too scaled and that adding a mod has be a chore.Making a logo is torture and so on.

    But it does have on thing that I think is the best around and that is the WIDE size of the post box to make a post in.But alas there are too few reasons for me to like it.

    I hope they do better with the upcoming 4.0 version.