My friend wants to setup forum on his college website and he asked me for which forum software to choose from. Some of the options discussed by department are: Simplemachines, PhpBB, MyBB, and AEF. First question from my side to him was why isn’t dept going for invision board? But that’s their internal issue, so returned to the question and tried to compare these options on forummatrix site but unable to give him good suggestion on which one to choose among these.
Some of his requirements are:
- RSS/Atom so that individual threads of each department could show up in page of that department.
- Code highlighting Mod, it is needed especially for boards related to electronics and computers department.
- Abusive language filter
- SPAM control.
There are some other requirements as well, but i guess those are common in most of the forums like maintenance, upgrade and etc.
So what do you think which one is good forum out of these: Simplemachines, PhpBB, MyBB, AEF?