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GeneralMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Version 1.6.3 4.1.5
Release Date 17 April 2011 2011-07-27
Author MyBB Group vBulletin Solutions
URL www.mybb.com www.vbulletin.com
Free and Open Source Yes No
License Custom commercial / visible source
License cost US$0 $285 Suite or $195 Forum
Programming Language PHP PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes Yes
Type Threaded or Flat Threaded or Flat
Installation method wizard wizard
Upgrade method wizard wizard with manual interactions
Data StorageMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
MySQL Yes Yes
Postgres Yes No
Oracle No No
SQLite Yes No
Textfiles No No
other    
Hosting available No No
PostsMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
BBCode Yes Yes
HTML Yes Yes
Emoticons Yes Yes
Formatting Toolbar Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin Yes
Quoting Nested Nested
Syntax Highlighting Yes Yes
Attachments Multiple files Multiple files
ForumsMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Categories Yes Yes
Subforums unlimited unlimited
Last Post Yes Yes
Redirect Forums Yes Yes
Trashcan Forum Plugin Yes
Anti-Spam and SecurityMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
CAPTCHA Yes Yes
Groups Multiple groups Multiple groups
Flood Control Yes Yes
ACLs Yes Yes
Blacklist Yes Yes
Warnings Yes Yes
Suspension Yes Yes
Bans Yes Yes
IP-Block Yes Yes
Audit Logging Yes Yes
User Reports Yes Yes
Other Akismet plugin available. Akismet
NotificationMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
RSS/ATOM Yes Yes
E-Mail Yes Yes
Instant Messaging    
Bookmarks Yes Yes
CommunityMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Avatars Yes Yes
User Ranks Yes Yes
Rating/Karma System Yes Yes
Signatures Yes Yes
Users Online List Yes Yes
Private Messaging Yes Yes
Custom profile fields Yes Yes
ModerationMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Moderators global and forums global and forums
Move Threads Yes Yes
Split Threads Yes Yes
Close Threads Yes Yes
Shadow Topics Yes Yes
Sticky Threads Yes Yes
Important Threads Yes Yes
SearchMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Full-text search Yes Yes
Author search Yes Yes
Advanced search Yes Yes
Unread Topics Database tracked Database tracked
CustomizationMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Languages Many Official: English, German; Translatable into any language
Templates global and forum specific global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes Yes Yes
Skin-Editor Yes Yes
Smiley Packs Yes Yes
Plugins Yes Yes
Special FeaturesMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Statistics Yes Yes
Polls Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
Friendly URLs Plugin Yes
Data ManagementMyBB DetailsvBulletin Details
Pruning Plugin Yes
Archiving No Yes
Export Formats   Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
Export private messages Yes Yes
Lo-Fi View Yes Yes
Last updated2011-06-222011-08-26

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