Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920
I just noticed that this forum is powered by vBulletin 3.8.5. A simple right click then view source revealed this to me. What is so special about vBulletin that a webmaster would want to pay so much
for it? Seems a bit of a waste when there are some really good free ones out there like MyBB and PHPBB.
A very valid question
As a previous user of PHPbb, MyBB, vBulletin and soon to be XenForo I found that there were a lot more controls with vBulletin, allowing for greater management of you forum. The other plus side is the subscription gives you access to professional addons and support as opposed to a user driven forum with ideas & tweaks
Saying that, there's absolutely nothing wrong with PHPbb or MyBB and it's all down to the users personal preference.
Ken is right XenForo is the way forward...