help with forum choice

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i want to start a gfx forum but i cant choose betweer ipb or phpbb
what do you guys think wich one is better ??????
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ipb is better, it has more features and is eaiser to customize
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OZZU uses phpbb for a reason ;)
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Bobbo171 wrote:
ipb is better, it has more features and is eaiser to customize


Not so certain about phpBB not being easy to customize. Take this one for example:

http://www.olate.com/templates/demo/ind ... template=3

Looks pretty slick to me
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i would choose ipb

i have used both of them and stuck with ipb

well, that was after someone managed to hack my php installation and remove all 2000 topics and delete all my members.

not had any problems with ipb yet
and because i have a graphics forum, the member upload utility is nice.
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That sucks Nucleo. Wish you would have asked. If you had backups we could have helped you restore it provided you still had access to phpMyAdmin or your database admin proggie. ipb is not without it's security risks, but is about as good as it gets to my understanding. phpBB security isn't too bad and the best advice I can give is have completely different users and passwords to the database than you do your admin accounts at the boards. If they manage to hack your boards if you still have access to the database, both can be restored with recent backups in a relatively short period of time. I did it with phpBB once on purpose and had it restored in less than half an hour.
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i know..

but i had backups of the database. but i re-formatted my computer and the backups went with it. 2 days l8r the database was hacked.

my host had some mysql files which they tried to re-instate. but to no avail.
they did try and to that i am greatful, because i did not pay the additional money to have regular backups by my host.
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I don't know any thing about ipb.
But I have phpbb and it is very easy and nice.

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