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Forum Features
Hosting Options
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hosted by Service
 
 
 
 
Can be Hosted on any Website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supports Frames
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unlimited Posting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supports Multiple Forums/Categories
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ad Free
 
 
 
 
 
Appearance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Threaded
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-Threaded
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customization
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colors
 
 
 
 
Import/Create Logo
 
 
 
 
Buttons/Icon Choices
 
 
 
 
 
Style Choices or Skins
 
 
 
 
POSTING OPTIONS
Posting Tools
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WYSIWYG Editor
 
 
 
 
 
 
BBCode
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HTML Editor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smilies/Emoticons
 
 
 
 
 
File Uploading/Attaching
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can Insert Photo/Graphics into Posts
 
 
 
 
Spell Checker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Preview
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quote
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email Posts/Replies/Notifications
 
 
 
 
 
 
Personalization
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Profiles
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avatars
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Signatures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Tools
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Search Tool
 
 
 
 
 
Private Messaging/Emailing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Message Ranking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buddy Lists
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can Sort Messages by When Posted
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multiple Languages Supported
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADMINISTRATION TOOLS
Member/Post Control
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Set Member Registration Requirements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edit/Delete Posts
 
 
 
 
 
Edit/Delete Members
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assign Member Titles/Rank
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Group or Organize Users
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assign Moderators
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lock Threads, Forums, Topics
 
 
 
 
 
 
Archive Messages
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email Notifications
 
 
 
 
 
Access/Approval Rights
 
 
 
 
 
Communication Tools
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email Lists
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Automatic Mass Email Supported
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calendar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pin Threading/Sticky Messages
 
 
 
 
 
 
Traffic/Search Engine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activity Statistics/ Tracking
 
 
 
 
 
 
Content Syndication (RSS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meta Tag Support
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROTECTION/SECURITY FEATURES
Profanity Filter
 
 
 
 
HTML Filter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Password Protection
 
 
 
 
 
User Warning System
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IP Banning
 
 
 
 
Username Banning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email Banning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tracks Invalid Login Attempts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post Flood Prevention
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post Spam Prevention
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Help/Support
Telephone Support
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Email Support
 
 
 
 
 
Chat/IM Support
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tutorials
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
User Manual/User Guide
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAQs/Knowledgebase
 
 
 
 
 
User/Support Forums