Anyone hates IPB?

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Naiwen

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I hate it the most. It's the worst paid forum software in my opinion because I hate the themes for it most. They're all very ugly.
 

ShockPoint

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May 5, 2020
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I've not paid much attention to forums over the years, but a quick look at how IPB have changed and I quite like the default forum theme (if it's similar to their community forums). It's deffinately not the worst paid software by first glance, but it's also not the best admin wise.
 
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Naiwen

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I've not paid much attention to forums over the years, but a quick look at how IPB have changed and I quite like the default forum theme (if it's similar to their community forums). It's deffinately not the worst paid software by first glance, but it's also not the best admin wise.
Why do you like it please?
 

TopSilver

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I agree it's not the best but it's not terrible either from what I've heard. I've never used it personally but I have seen and been a member on forums who did use it. Seems a bit expensive but definitely doesn't seem like it's terrible software. I just prefer Xenforo 2.
 
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Naiwen

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I agree it's not the best but it's not terrible either from what I've heard. I've never used it personally but I have seen and been a member on forums who did use it. Seems a bit expensive but definitely doesn't seem like it's terrible software. I just prefer Xenforo 2.
What’s the worst one in your opinion then?
 

TopSilver

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What’s the worst one in your opinion then?

The worst? Probably BBPress for Wordpress. Which is basically a mini-forum you can have on wordpress. That seems to be the worst of the group in my opinion.
 

Demon_skeith

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May 6, 2020
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I wouldn't hate it, though I never did care for its themes and had to get my own made back on IPB 3. But its still a step up from most free software, though the only reason to get it these days is a nice functioning arcade system.
 

Sir Twisted

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Apr 18, 2020
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Tbh, I viewed it not that long ago in-depth to see if it was good choice, I felt like it was quite lacklustre and the styling just seemed to basic, compared to Xenforo, I feel like it's beneath.
 

Lord Saru

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Jun 6, 2020
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I hate IPB so much.

The problems I have faced with IPB is beyond description.

1. Basic and poor theme - There is no gleam to it and its block based structure and a rigid coding makes it very difficult to modify.

2. Support is very poor. They take a lot of time to even acknowledge our issues. This personally pissed me off so much.

3. Content management is efficient but content conversion is such a pain.
 

Laifot

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Jul 4, 2018
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I hate IPB so much.

The problems I have faced with IPB is beyond description.

1. Basic and poor theme - There is no gleam to it and its block based structure and a rigid coding makes it very difficult to modify.

2. Support is very poor. They take a lot of time to even acknowledge our issues. This personally pissed me off so much.

3. Content management is efficient but content conversion is such a pain.

That's because IPB is a more market oriented forums now, it was good 10 years ago but now it's expensive and more limited, i don't exactly know what happened...
 

Abizaga

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Jun 17, 2020
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IPB is one of the best pieces of premium forum software. Ifs powerful and has many features that even Xenforo doesn't have out of the box like groups.

The worst? Probably BBPress for Wordpress. Which is basically a mini-forum you can have on wordpress. That seems to be the worst of the group in my opinion.
I would say phpbb is the worst free and idl for premium.
 

Laifot

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IPB is one of the best pieces of premium forum software. Ifs powerful and has many features that even Xenforo doesn't have out of the box like groups.


I would say phpbb is the worst free and idl for premium.

Most of unix users communities use phpbb, would you mind explaining more about it? i haven't tried it personally as an admin before.
 

Abizaga

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Jun 17, 2020
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Phpbb is honestly pretty crap imo. Its hideously ugly, the control panel is messy, its clunky and its pretty insecure.
 

TopSilver

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Phpbb is honestly pretty crap imo. Its hideously ugly, the control panel is messy, its clunky and its pretty insecure.

PHPbb is worse than MyBB in my opinion. In my honest opinion if anyone went with a free solution they should definitely go for myBB. There are a lot of themes out there for myBB as well though phpBB has a good bit too.

Some communities have got their start with myBB before migrating to something like Xenforo 2. @Sir Twisted has a site that was on myBB for years and just recently migrated to Xenforo 2. It's called Forum Authority.
 

Abizaga

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Jun 17, 2020
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I don't really know why anyone would talk crap on MyBB. It might not be the best free software (IMO thats PunBB) but its not BAD.
 

Empire

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Feb 5, 2021
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I don't get to why people hate it and yet they are on sites that use the forum software and being active on them. Unless they have no choice, But can't hate a forum software because of its theme selection. I might hate SMF since they are made at coding, well in fact that they are and using an outdated coding framework.

IPB, in fact, is what I use and I do like it :) Yes, it's not cheap but at the end of the day, people like what they like. I mean if I hate the forum software it does not stop me from using websites that use it :) Look at bayside and see what you see and tell me your options ;P
 

Xyphien

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Jan 31, 2021
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I don't mind them. IMO it's the second best paid forum software. XF being the best, it's by far better than VB
 
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