On 08/08/12 10:59, Yury V. Zaytsev wrote: > On Wed, 2012-08-08 at 10:50 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote: >> >> Realistically, what are the best-of forum software out there at the >> moment ? And what are the top 10 items on the forums moderators wish >> list at this time ? > > If you are looking for a more support-style software (slim, > minimalistic, easy to use), then it's Phorum + mailing list / NNTP gate > integration that can be easily set up. > > If it's more about community-type thing with stupid avatars, captions, > rankings, etc. then you have a choice between IPB / vBulletin (paid for) > or Simple Machines (free). > Hmm, for whatever reason serverfault type forums have always tended to attract a lot of people and usually I've found good content/answers there. I have used stackoverflow, serverfault and possibly 2 others all with good results, so that may be an option. Not sure how those are setup in terms of software and licensing though. I have maintained vBulletin 3.x at previous $work, and it's not always easy and straightforward to upgrade to a new version, especially when it's a major upgrade like from 3 -> 4. It was so much hassle to organise a group of people to test the migration that we never got around to it. Wordpress is not a forum but when it comes to upgrades, they make it dead simple. Their notification of new updates process is broken however as I only find out on twitter when there is a major security issue with it.