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General FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Version
3.0.9
4.1.5
2.2.6
2.5 AE
Release Date
2018-05-17 (3 years ago)
2011-07-26 (10 years ago)
2009-06-05 (12 years ago)
2010-07-04 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
2011-08-25 (10 years ago)
2009-06-09 (12 years ago)
2010-07-06 (11 years ago)
Author
The FUDForum development team and user community.
vBulletin Solutions
PHP Outburst
YaBB Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
License
GNU General Public License
commercial / visible source
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
License cost
Free
$285 Suite or $195 Forum
free
Free
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Installation method
wizard
wizard
manual
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
manual
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
Yes
Technology FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
7
DB2 Database, Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
0
0
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
One file
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
No
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Yes
No
Patch
Trashcan Forum
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
No
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Suspension
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
User Reports
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Other
Several others like SpamBot detection, prevent new users from posting links, etc.
Akismet
IP address log
trademark "the Guardian" system
Notification FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Yes - via ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber, Google Chat or Skype.
No
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
No
Patch
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Moderation FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Search FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global
global
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Calendar
Yes
Yes
No
Patch
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Data Management FUDforum vBulletin myUPB YaBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Archiving
Optional
Yes
No
No
Export Formats
PDF (Adobe), ATOM, RSS, RDF, HTML
Single Table CSV, Single and Multi-Table SQL
full textdb export
print layout; storage folders
Export private messages
Yes
Yes
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
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