TinyBB vs. SMF vs. YetAnotherForum.NET

General TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Version
1.4
2.0.6
v1.9.3
Release Date
2011-01-31 (11 years ago)
2013-10-21 (8 years ago)
2009-04-21 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2012-11-26 (9 years ago)
2013-10-25 (8 years ago)
2009-08-02 (12 years ago)
Author
Jake Steele
Simple Machines
Tiny Gecko
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
PHP license
BSD
GPL v2.0
License cost
$0
0
Free
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard with manual interactions
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
Technology TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
ASP.NET, C#
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
Microsoft SQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Yes
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Optional
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Yes
Attachments
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
Yes
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
Yes
Optional
Anti-Spam and Security TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Plugin
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Yes
No
Suspension
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Audit Logging
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other
Plugins available
An Akismet mod is available
Notification TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
RSS/ATOM
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
No
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Plugins available
Bookmarks
No
Plugin
Patch
Community TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Plugin
Yes
No
Signatures
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Patch
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Yes
Yes
Moderation TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global, forums and threads
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
Yes
Sticky Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Plugin
Yes
Search TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Full-text search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Author search
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Plugin
Yes
No
Unread Topics
No
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Languages
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
None
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Skin-Editor
Plugin
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Plugin
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Data Management TinyBB SMF YetAnotherForum.NET
Available Importers
Pruning
No
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Plugin
No
Export Formats
Plugins available
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
No
Plugin
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
No
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