Forums locked due to general hate of phpbb

I locked down the forums recently on the basic principle that if takes more time to maintain and de-spam something than to actually use it, something is very wrong.

So I’m looking to replace phpbb with something more HTML/CSS friendly, that has less-evil UI for maintenance, and post 1995 spam handling, let me know. I’m happy to pay for it if it does what I need.

15 Responses to “Forums locked due to general hate of phpbb”

  1. Jason Luther seems like it might fit your needs. It at least offers modern spam protection.

  2. Andrew Becherer

    I would recommend something that is supported by Akismet. I have used Akismet with several WordPress and Drupal sites to great effect. Comment spam isn’t really a problem for me anymore.

    I wish your comment box had a preview button.

  3. jenz

    bbPress is a great way to go. From the bbPress web site:
    “Have you ever been frustrated with forum or bulletin board software that was slow, bloated, and always got your server hacked?”

  4. tom

    I have seen spam problems solved in phpBB with sntispam plugins or
    Icy Phoenix is a CMS based on phpBB (a fully scalable and highly customisable open-source Bulletin Board package PHP based) plus many modifications and code integrations which add flexibility to the whole package.

  5. tom

    I forgot to mention you can import the database

  6. Hair Waxing

    I’m sorry you had a terrible time with phpBB. I have used vBulletin in the past, and I highly recommend them if you want a professional forum with great software support.

    Best of luck to you!