YetAnotherForum.NET vs. phpBB vs. XMB vs. Unclassified NewsBoard vs. GroupServer vs. bttlxeForum

General YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Version
v1.9.3
3.0.8
1.9.11
2015-07-13
1.0β
2.0
Release Date
2009-04-21 (10 years ago)
2010-11-19 (8 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2015-07-12 (4 years ago)
2010 June 16
2004-07-31 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2009-08-02 (10 years ago)
2011-06-22 (8 years ago)
2012-03-02 (7 years ago)
2018-11-01 (11 months ago)
2010-06-21 (9 years ago)
2008-01-21 (11 years ago)
Author
Tiny Gecko
The phpBB Group
The XMB Group
Yves Goergen
OnlineGroups.Net
Battleaxe Software
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2.0
General Public License
General Public License
GPL
GPL
Free
License cost
Free
0.00
0.00
0
$0
Free
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
manual
Upgrade method
wizard with manual interactions
wizard with manual interactions
wizard
manual
manual
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Technology YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Programming Language
ASP.NET, C#
PHP
php
PHP 5
Python & Zope
ASP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
Microsoft SQL Database
6
Firebird Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
PostgreSQL Database
2
Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database
Other Storage
Zope Object Database
MS Access
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
HTML
Yes
No
Optional
No
No
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
No
No
No
No
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
None
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
One file
Multiple files
No
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
No
Forums YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
one level
unlimited
No
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Trashcan Forum
Optional
No
No
No
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Patch
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Warnings
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Patch
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Patch
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Other
Plugin-based CAPTCHA system, Newly Registered Users permissions
Spam Assasin is used for email spam control.
Notification YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Jabber
Jabber
Integrated Chat
None
Bookmarks
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Community YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Patch
Plugin
No
No
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Moderation YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Split Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Important Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Search YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Advanced search
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Languages
0
0
0
13
Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
CSS only
Custom BBCodes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
No
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Features YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Calendar
No
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Friendly URLs
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Data Management YetAnotherForum.NET phpBB XMB Unclassified NewsBoard GroupServer bttlxeForum
Available Importers
Invision Board 1.1.2, phpBB 2.0.x, Woltlab Burning Board 1.x
Pruning
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Archiving
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Export Formats
SQL Dumps in .sql, sql.gz, and .sql.bz2
none
XML, mbox
None
Export private messages
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
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