Why is phpBB so unpopular?

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  1. kingcool52

    kingcool52 Super Promoter

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    A lot of webmasters and forum admins don't actually like phpBB as a forum software. What makes it so unpopular among webmasters?
     
  2. Flash

    Flash New Promoter

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    I hear that the Admin panel is really difficult to use and not user friendly like a Mybb admin control panel. I don't see too many forums out there these days that uses PhpBB. They might be going downhill.
     
  3. randiv

    randiv Basic Promoter

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    Yes i agree with you.
     
  4. Allenafaith

    Allenafaith Legendary Promoter

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    For me the admin panel is pretty complicated. Most of the designs aren't that appealing to me either.
     
  5. xXInfectedXx

    xXInfectedXx Legendary Promoter Retired Staff

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    I don't know why phpBB is so unpopular. However, I my opinion is phpBB is different. phpBB is actually my favourite software to use and I have been using it for a number of years and I have never had a problem with it.
     
  6. oliviaa

    oliviaa New Promoter

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    Yeah it is cause of admin control panel, But there were so many forums of Phpbb, so I don't think that it is very unpopular but new forums are not made with it. So, I think that yes it is on downhill. Every host that we use should have continuous replication if there is any problem occur.
     
  7. nishant

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    phpBB does not have very user-friendly GUI hence many prefer vBulletin.
     

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