Final Thoughts about Beehive
Over the years weve used many different kinds of message board software. Weve seen it all and we think that Beehive is, hands down, the single best piece of forum software weve used. Its designed by people who genuinely love participating and managing online communities, and the feature sets in it come not just from the hard working developers, but also from the people who use the software. The Beehive developers have been quite responsive to suggestions and requests from Beehives community of users. When we first set up our own little message board, we used phpBB, and we got very few people dropping by. At best we got a few posts a month in our forum. Since we switched to Beehive our forum grew organically to have more than 200 registered members, 2663 threads and 62,180 posts. And this in a forum that really isnt about anything in particular! Its basically a small talk forum for whoever decides to drop in. Pretty much everyone who has tried Beehive in our forum has fallen in love with it, and some have even decided to set up their own Beehive based communities. John Fish, one of the ExtremeTech forums most prominent members, has even started a Linux Newbies forum using Beehive and other forum members are considering it as a replacement for their phpBB based forums.
|Product:||Beehive Forum .5|
|Web site:||Project: Beehive Forum|
|Pros:||Excellent interface; superb user management; great tool set.|
|Cons:||Thread options could be tweaked a bit; no official support, just informal community support.|
|Summary:||Beehive has often been overshadowed by other open source forum software such as phpBB and others. But it is second to none when it comes to user management, interface, and admin tools. All in all it is an excellent piece of software for building and managing a message board based online community.|