Comparison of Internet forum software (ASP)

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This is a comparison of the features of various Internet forum packages written in ASP, ASP.NET, and variations thereof.

Contents

General Information

Basic general information about the forums: creator/company, license/price etc.

Name Creator Current stable version Programming language License Latest release date
Active Forums Active Modules, Inc. 4.1 ASP.NET 2.0 Proprietary 2008-11-05
ASPPlayground.NET ASPPlayground.NET 3.6 ASP.NET 3.5 Proprietary 2009-12-22
bttlxeForum Battleaxe Software Ltd. 2.0 ASP Other 2004-06-12
Discussion Board Active Data Online 6.0 ASP.NET 3.5 Proprietary 2008-02-26
dnfBB Simon Carter 2.0 C# IDPL v1.0 2007-03-27
FuseTalk.NET FuseTalk Inc. 3.2 ASP.NET Proprietary 2008-10-01
GoBoardz Nathan Cope 1.0 ASP Proprietary 2006-08-13
Ideal BB Ideal Science 1.5.4b ASP Proprietary 2006-05-03
Ideal BB.NET Ideal Science 3.1.7 ASP.NET Proprietary 2007-10-07
InstantForum.net Forum InstantAsp 4.1.4 ASP.NET Proprietary 2007-05-08
ITCN Enterprise Forum ITCN Software 3.1 ASP.NET 2.0 Proprietary 2008-04-28
iyzi Forum Canol Gökel v1.0 Beta 3.01 ASP GPL 2008-01-06
MegaBBS PD9 Software 2.2 ASP Other 2009-01-16
PunBB.NET PunBB team beta ASP.NET 2.0 GPL 2009-01-28
Snitz Forums 2000 Snitz Communications 3.4.07 ASP GPL 2009-03-16
Telligent Community Telligent Systems 5.0 ASP.NET 3.5 Proprietary 2009-06-23
Toast Forums Toastforums.com 1.71 ASP Proprietary 2009-03-11
Web Wiz Forum Bruce Corkhill 9.54 ASP Proprietary 2008-12-01
Yet Another Forum (YAF) Jaben Cargman 1.9.3 ASP.NET 2.0 C# GPL 2009-04-22
Xperience Forums Chris Williams of CJWSoft 1.0 ASP Proprietary 2008-01-11
SooPPortal SooP Dev Team 2.0 RC1 ASP GPL ?  ?
Creator Current stable version Programming language License Latest release date

Features

Name Flat Threaded Duplicate thread prevention User-selectable themes Calendar Image attachment Unread message tracking WYSIWYG Editor Active Directory integration
Active Forums Yes No No Yes No Yes Full Yes Yes
AspNetForum Yes No No Yes No Yes  ? Yes Yes
ASPPlayground.NET Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Session Yes Yes
bttlxeForum No Yes No No No No  ?  ? No
Discussion Board Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Full  ? No
FuseTalk.NET Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Session Yes Yes
GoBoardz Yes No No No No No  ?  ? No
Ideal BB Yes No No No Yes Yes  ?  ? Yes
InstantForum.net Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Session Yes Yes
ITCN Enterprise Forum Yes No No Yes No Yes No Yes No
iyzi Forum Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No
MegaBBS Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Session Yes No
PunBB.NET Yes No No No No No No  ? No
Snitz Forums 2000 Yes No No No No No Yes No No
Telligent Community Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Toast Forums Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No
Web Wiz Forum Yes No No Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes
Yet Another Forum Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Session Yes No
Xperience Forums Yes No No Yes No Yes  ? Yes No
SoopPortal Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Flat Threaded Duplicate thread prevention User-selectable themes Calendar Image attachment Unread message tracking WYSIWYG Editor Active Directory integration

Data storage

Information about what data storage system can be used.

Name MySQL PostgreSQL MSSQL Oracle Access Firebird
AspNetForum Yes No Yes No Yes No
ASPPlayground.NET No No Yes No No No
bttlxeForum Yes No Yes No Yes No
Discussion Board Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
dnfBB Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
FuseTalk.NET No No Yes No No No
GoBoardz No No Yes No No No
Ideal BB No No Yes No No No
InstantForum.net No No Yes No No No
ITCN Enterprise Forum No No Yes No ? No
iyzi Forum Yes No No No Yes No
MegaBBS Yes No Yes No Yes No
PunBB.NET Yes No Yes No Yes No
Snitz Forums 2000 Yes No Yes No Yes No
Telligent Community No No Yes No No No
Toast Forums No No Yes No Yes No
Web Wiz Forum Yes No Yes No Yes No
Yet Another Forum No No Yes No No No
Xperience Forums No No Yes No Yes No
SoopPortal Yes No Yes No Yes No
MySQL PostgreSQL MSSQL Oracle Access Firebird

See also

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