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General GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Version
1.0β
1.9.11
2.5 AE
0.16a
2.4
v1.9.3
Release Date
2010 June 16
Febuary 28, 2009
2010-07-04 (14 years ago)
2007-04-05 (17 years ago)
2008-08-17 (15 years ago)
2009-04-21 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-06-21 (14 years ago)
2012-03-02 (12 years ago)
2010-07-06 (14 years ago)
2008-01-21 (16 years ago)
2009-09-02 (14 years ago)
2009-08-02 (14 years ago)
Author
OnlineGroups.Net
The XMB Group
YaBB Development Team
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
miniBB Team
Tiny Gecko
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
General Public License
YPL (Modified GNU GPL)
MIT
GPL
GPL v2.0
License cost
$0
0.00
Free
0
Free
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
manual
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Technology GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Programming Language
Python & Zope
php
Perl
PHP
PHP
ASP.NET, C#
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
0
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
Microsoft SQL Database
Other Storage
Zope Object Database
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Emoticons
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
one level
No
one level
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Patch
No
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
No
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
Yes
Other
Spam Assasin is used for email spam control.
trademark "the Guardian" system
Notification GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Integrated Chat
Private message notifications and broadcast messages
No
0
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Patch
Community GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
No
Signatures
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Users Online List
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Moderation GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Close Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Search GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Author search
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global
global
global
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Patch
Yes
Skin-Editor
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Smiley Packs
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Polls
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
No
Friendly URLs
Unknown
Yes
Optional
No
Optional
Yes
Data Management GroupServer XMB YaBB OvBB miniBB YetAnotherForum.NET
Available Importers
Pruning
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Unknown
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Export Formats
XML, mbox
print layout; storage folders
No
Users' logins/emails can be exported in CSV or TXT
Export private messages
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Lo-Fi View
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
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