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Why Vanilla Forums?

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01-13-2011, 03:45 PM
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  Old  Why Vanilla Forums?

Sorry about another similar type of question but here it goes. So I've used phpBB, vBulletin and SimpleMachinesForum. Lately a few friends told me about Vanilla Forums. Is it any different than those platforms I mentioned? Is Vanilla simpler, better, worse?

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01-13-2011, 04:09 PM
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It's funny because I just asked about Simple Press and got information about the Vanilla forum platform. At first glance, it looks better than Simple Press does, but I think it's still too far behind vBulletin.

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I honestly never really liked it. I like the traditional forum layout where the home page is the categories..

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01-15-2011, 06:13 PM
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I've never even heard of Vanilla Forums. If you're going to create a forum, to me you might as well go with the best platform which at this time is vBulletin, in my opinion. It's much more versatile and customizable than others.

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I personally cant stand Vanilla, I think it has the single worst interface out of any major script. I dont recall the site, but I do remember one occasion where I didnt join a forum because it was Vanilla.

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On another note, I like ipb way better then vbulletin. The admin cp is so much cleaner. Haven't seen vb 4.0 though, not sure if they revamped it.

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Originally Posted by Village Genius View Post
I personally cant stand Vanilla, I think it has the single worst interface out of any major script. I dont recall the site, but I do remember one occasion where I didnt join a forum because it was Vanilla.
This is also why I can't stand Vanilla. I think it was a great attempt to try to introduce change and a creative look for forums but we are already so accustomed to a standard that the change is a negative aspect.

I feel it's more crowded and disorganized with Vanilla than say IPB, vB or MyBB.

If I had to go opensource, I'd only ever go with MyBB. My paid solution is and has always been IPB!

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Never used mybb before. Phpbb2 used to be the shit back in the day. Remember installing all those crazy mods on them as a kid? There was so many resources for it back then.

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Originally Posted by KewL View Post
Never used mybb before. Phpbb2 used to be the shit back in the day. Remember installing all those crazy mods on them as a kid? There was so many resources for it back then.
I had forgotten about PHPbb2 and I'm not sure if it's still around. As a poster, I've generally had good experiences with MyBB.

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I post on different forums using different platforms but I don't remember how MyBB looks like. I always like vBulletin, but it's not surprising because it's a paid forum software.

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