Monkey Boards vs. SMF vs. Unclassified NewsBoard vs. MyBB vs. OvBB vs. XMB

General Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Version
0.4
2.0.6
2015-07-13
1.6.3
0.16a
1.9.11
Release Date
2007-02-18 (14 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2015-07-12 (6 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
2007-04-05 (14 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
Last Update here
2007-02-19 (14 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2018-11-01 (3 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
Author
James Greenwood
Simple Machines
Yves Goergen
MyBB Group
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
The XMB Group
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
BSD
GPL
Custom
MIT
General Public License
License cost
0
0
0
US$0
0
0.00
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Setup Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Installation method
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Technology Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
php
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
BBCode
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Optional
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Attachments
No
Multiple files
One file
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
No
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Trashcan Forum
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
No
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Flood Control
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blacklist
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Suspension
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Bans
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Logging
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
User Reports
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Other
An Akismet mod is available
Akismet plugin available.
Notification Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
RSS/ATOM
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
E-Mail
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Jabber
No
Bookmarks
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Community Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Avatars
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Signatures
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Moderation Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Moderators
global
global, forums and threads
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Search Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unread Topics
No
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Customization Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Languages
0
0
13
Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
global
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
Patch
Yes
No
Plugin
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Smiley Packs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Polls
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Calendar
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Friendly URLs
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Data Management Monkey Boards SMF Unclassified NewsBoard MyBB OvBB XMB
Available Importers
Invision Board 1.1.2, phpBB 2.0.x, Woltlab Burning Board 1.x
Pruning
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Archiving
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
None (cannot be exported)
WAP(2), IMode
none
No
Export private messages
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
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