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SMF, which stands for Simple Machine Forums, is one of the oldest and best established options out there for running online forum communities. They have an exceptional reputation and just about
everyone who is familiar with forums has used this option at one time or another. Running forums on this platform will give you and your users a very nice experience.
It isn’t quite as customizable as some of the other options out there, and it doesn’t have quite the number of features, but it seems to run more smoothly. You’re not likely to have compatibility issues,
for example, and keeping the site up and running without problems is often easier thanks to the simplicity of this platform. It is often said that SMF sticks more to the basics of running forums, but they
do it extremely well.