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GeneralMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Version 1.6.3 0.4 5.0.5 0.1
Release Date 17 April 2011 2007-02-19 08/30/2006 Oct 10th, 2007
Author MyBB Group James Greenwood Jive Software Josh Schmidt
URL www.mybb.com monkeyboards.sf.net www.jivesoftware.com www.papyrusbb.com
Free and Open Source Yes Yes No Yes
License Custom GPL Per User GPL
License cost US$0 0 $1,950 to $19,950 Free
Programming Language PHP PHP Java, J2EE, JSP PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Type Threaded or Flat Flat Threaded or Flat Flat
Installation method wizard     wizard
Upgrade method wizard     wizard
Data StorageMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
MySQL Yes No Yes Yes
Postgres Yes No Yes No
Oracle No No Yes No
SQLite Yes Yes No No
Textfiles No No No No
other   None SQLServer, DB2  
Hosting available No Yes Yes No
PostsMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
BBCode Yes No No Yes
HTML Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emoticons Yes Yes Yes Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes No Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin No Yes No
Quoting Nested None Nested Single
Syntax Highlighting Yes No Yes Yes
Attachments Multiple files No Multiple files No
ForumsMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Categories Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subforums unlimited No unlimited No
Last Post Yes Yes Yes Yes
Redirect Forums Yes No No No
Trashcan Forum Plugin No Optional No
Anti-Spam and SecurityMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
CAPTCHA Yes No Yes Yes
Groups Multiple groups No Multiple groups One group only
Flood Control Yes No Yes Yes
ACLs Yes No Yes Yes
Blacklist Yes No Yes Yes
Warnings Yes No Yes Yes
Suspension Yes No Yes No
Bans Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP-Block Yes No Yes Yes
Audit Logging Yes     No
User Reports Yes     No
Other Akismet plugin available.      
NotificationMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
RSS/ATOM Yes No Yes No
E-Mail Yes No Yes No
Instant Messaging   0 No  
Bookmarks Yes No No No
CommunityMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Avatars Yes No Yes No
User Ranks Yes No Yes No
Rating/Karma System Yes No Yes No
Signatures Yes No Yes Yes
Users Online List Yes No Yes No
Private Messaging Yes No Yes No
Custom profile fields Yes No Yes No
ModerationMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Moderators global and forums global global, forums and threads global and forums
Move Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Split Threads Yes No No No
Close Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shadow Topics Yes No No No
Sticky Threads Yes Yes Yes Yes
Important Threads Yes No No No
SearchMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Full-text search Yes Yes Yes Yes
Author search Yes Yes Yes No
Advanced search Yes Yes Yes No
Unread Topics Database tracked No Database tracked No
CustomizationMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Languages Many English, French, more to come... English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German  
Templates global and forum specific global global and forum specific global
Custom BBCodes Yes No No No
Skin-Editor Yes No No Yes
Smiley Packs Yes No No No
Plugins Yes No Yes Yes
Special FeaturesMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Statistics Yes Yes Yes No
Polls Yes No Yes No
Calendar Yes No No No
Friendly URLs Plugin No No Yes
Data ManagementMyBB DetailsMonkey Boards DetailsJive Forums DetailsPapyrusBB Details
Pruning Plugin No Yes Yes
Archiving No No Yes No
Export Formats   None (cannot be exported) XML  
Export private messages Yes No No No
Lo-Fi View Yes Yes No No
Last updated2011-06-222007-02-202006-12-062008-01-25

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