SE Friendly Commercial Forum Scripts

Thread Title:
Best forum product - advice needed
Thread Description:

DP Forum members discuss the pros, cons and major features of mostly commercial forum scripts. vBulletin takes center stage with some nice tips and links relevant to all forum softwarre.

DP memeber Patient opens with this:

I am planning for the long term and don't mind spending a few quid. I guess my priorities would be:

a) Search engine friendly
b) User features
c) Robustness & reliability
d) Ease of administration
e) Look and feel

The thing I lke about the DP forums is that it's very tool centric, many of the members really know their stuff so it should shape up to be a good read if you're looking at forum scripts anytime soon.