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  • vBulletin

    vBulletin (abbreviated as vB) is a commercial Internet forum software produced by Jelsoft Enterprises. It is written in PHP using a MySQL database server.

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  • FluxBB

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  • PunBB

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  • WoltLab Suite

    WoltLab Suite (formerly Burning Board) is an enterprise grade CMS built for communities and forums.

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