Recommendations for a good forum software package

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Found 26th Jan 2010
I am setting up a forum for use in my company network. It will generally be for technical / IT discussions. I've never setup anything like this before. Can you guys suggest some good and free software packages? I quite like the look of this forum; is the software package freely available?

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comments on this page are powered by vbulletin and it cost $195 [url]www.vbulletin.com[/url] but it is not pure vbulletin, it's modified check their website for demo, or you can try free forum like phpbb [url]www.phpbb.com[/url] or smf [url]www.simplemachines.org/[/url]

phpbb.com/ or you could look at something like sharepoint (depends what you want to intergrate)

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My friend has just suggested using ]TiddlyWiki. It seems to be Wiki based but apparently you can create a forum out of it. It is meant to be quite flexible through various plugins. Any thoughts/experiences?

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I had a closer look at TiddlyWiki and it seems like it has a lot of nice to have features but requires a lot of time to customise it. I don't think I will have a lot of time to spend configuring this. I would like to just deploy and be done with it. I don't really need fancy graphics and stuff but instead speed and simplicity.

Also, I am not sure if it is relevant to mention this but I would like the ability for a user to specify whether to subscribe to whole sections of the forum, in addition to subscribing to individual threads - is that possible with phpbb and vbulletin.
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