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Re: Biggest YaBBs in Internet
Reply #38 - Jun 3rd, 2013 at 3:50pm
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Now this IS a forum!

I like your template ... neat is the word.

Have you made it yourself or have you downloaded it somewhere?
  
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Reply #37 - Jun 9th, 2012 at 7:08pm
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The LaserPointer Forum used to be on YaBB before problems kicked in because of his large member base.

The problem was that he had over hundred users all at once access and posting at the same time. The ISP sold him phpBB on an enterprise MySQL system (Yuck!)

This was a system issues and not a YaBB Issue. In testing it with a SSD (Solid State Drive), I found that YaBB can easily handle a couple of thousand users all at the same time.

Back then, The Laserpointer Forum has about 17,000 members, when about 100 - 250 users and a couple of thousand guests trying to access it.  Now it has 25,000 members with about 300 - 500 users and 4000 guests accessing it. You consider the size of that and YaBB being able to hold on its own on a cheap isp set up vs. phpBB on an enterprise set up, YaBB is the better of the two.
  
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Reply #36 - May 28th, 2012 at 7:04pm
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Homer J. S. wrote on May 27th, 2012 at 5:15pm:
It works and works and works

YaBB is ridiculously reliable. I too never lost data in all the time I used YaBB.

As you say, it just worked, and carried on working.
  
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Reply #35 - May 27th, 2012 at 5:15pm
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Hehe, yeah. I've installed so many mods and changed so many things by my own that you could call it something like an inofficial YaBB 1.5  Grin

And what shall I say - this YaBB runs for over 8 years now, on 3 different servers and 2 different web hosters, and we never lost any data. It works and works and works.
  

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www.retrogamerwelt.de (YaBB 2.5.2)
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Reply #34 - May 18th, 2012 at 1:03pm
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Wow - I had forgotten how a 'modded-out' YaBB forum can look.

The SilentHill gang is still at it, and looking good.  Wink

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I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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Reply #33 - May 17th, 2012 at 9:00pm
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www.silenthill-forum.de still active (for nearly 8 years now)  Smiley
« Last Edit: May 17th, 2012 at 9:01pm by Homer J. S. »  

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Reply #32 - Feb 12th, 2012 at 11:17pm
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Does this count as a medium sized forum?

4212 registered members.
157079 Posts within 12985 Topics.
100-130 new posts per day.
  
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Reply #31 - Feb 12th, 2012 at 9:44pm
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The biggest YaBB forum I've come across is one that is based here in Russia. The last time I checked, the following is what I read:

Statistics for: Absolut Games
Russian video gaming discussion board
http://forums.ag.ru/

Forum software: YaBB
Number of posts: 6144156
Number of members: 464120
Post per member ratio: 13
Posts last week: 7359
Alexa ranking: 1868

The 2nd biggest YaBB forum I've come across is one that is based here in Germany. The last time I checked, the following is what I read:

Forum software: YaBB
Number of posts: 1263421
Number of members: 14526
Post per member ratio: 87
Posts last week: 0
Alexa ranking: 614500

On the note about a forum being the "biggest" as it were, I think the number of registered members is far less relevant than the number of posts.

Or maybe most relevant of all is how often any given forum is updated. Certainly to those members, even if there are only a handful, a regularly updated forum will be very relevant.


  

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Reply #30 - Feb 11th, 2012 at 6:21am
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I have not been able to dig up the post, as it seems to have been removed here unfortunately.  However, I was keeping track of the largest and most famous YaBB forums for years.  There were probably 100 that were very large forums, and YaBB was used on official sites for many famous people/groups/organizations including bands like Yellow Card and even Paul McCartney!  That's how popular YaBB was in its first 5 years, but year after year those sites converted to PHP forums.  We are now that the point where there are not many "Famous" YaBBs left.

Here are some large forums still around:
http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl
http://arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://processing.org/discourse/yabb2/YaBB.pl
https://antipolygraph.org/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl
http://dynonavionics.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.satsig.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://www.prismkites.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.hondacb1300.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.sciencefile.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.kernriverflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
https://csc.cdf.toronto.edu/bb/YaBB.pl
http://www.waterandwastewater.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl
http://www.griswoldandwagner.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://www.itinerantangler.com/cgi-bin/board/YaBB.pl
http://www.nesworld.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://grungeguys.com/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://www.assra.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://www.hdrlabs.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl
http://www.kragcollectorsassociation.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.homewinemaking.co.uk/forum/YaBB.pl
http://anybodythere.net/cgi-bin/paranormal-forums/YaBB.pl
http://www.orbitsimulator.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://www.myriad-online.com/cgi-bin/bbs/YaBB.pl
http://www.wisflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.clusterheadaches.com/wwwboard2/index.html
http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.amexsux.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi
http://www.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl
http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cgi-bin/ggd/YaBB.cgi
http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi
http://amccars.net/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl
http://www.autonerdz.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl
  

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Reply #29 - Feb 11th, 2012 at 5:43am
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Reply #28 - Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:37pm
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Elfen wrote on Jan 24th, 2012 at 4:57am:
The Laser Pointer Forum used to on YaBB, but according to its Site owner, YaBB could not handle more that 200 connections at the same time. This I know is a hardware problem and not a software one with YaBB.

The Laser Pointer Forum (then) had 50,000 users and 200 connections when he maxed out his server. Its now on phpBB (YUCK!) with over 100,000 users and an average of 350 connected users at anyone time.

That's f'ing big!

http://laserpointerforums.com

I suspect their stats are skewed, not over previous 15mins (the usual forum default).  The giveaway being max 26k users online, only 23k members Wink. A common trick to make forums appear bigger than they are.

In shear posts/threads, my old YaBB was larger, although only half the number of members.
  
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Reply #27 - Jan 24th, 2012 at 4:57am
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The Laser Pointer Forum used to on YaBB, but according to its Site owner, YaBB could not handle more that 200 connections at the same time. This I know is a hardware problem and not a software one with YaBB.

The Laser Pointer Forum (then) had 50,000 users and 200 connections when he maxed out his server. Its now on phpBB (YUCK!) with over 100,000 users and an average of 350 connected users at anyone time.

That's f'ing big!

http://laserpointerforums.com
  
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Reply #26 - Jan 21st, 2012 at 5:44am
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I don't have have one of the largest, but I'll put our ratio against anybody. I run a private forum that has had no more than 110 members at any time. I converted to another software recently (mainly for the mobile access). Right now the number of posts is 337,000. I'd say that through deletion of old threads and so forth, all time for five years is close to 600,000.

Maybe there's going to be a post about the smallest so the YaBB forum that I didn't convert and currently run can be included.  Smiley
  
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Reply #25 - Jan 21st, 2012 at 3:28am
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At least all the old information is there to be looked at and get search engine referrals. Too many admins just junk the old stuff, not realizing that the one piece of info that was being looked for was in an older post.
  

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Reply #24 - Jan 20th, 2012 at 3:48pm
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The Boy wrote on Jul 18th, 2011 at 2:31pm:
http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl currently sitting at:

The forum contains a total of 1142116 Posts within 90303 Topics.
There are a total of 10668 registered members.


Anyone got anything bigger running a virtually standard YaBB?

Sadly, my YaBB forum has had to migrate to SMF, so I can't say I have one of the largest YaBB's out there.

The old site still lives, readonly, to catch links and old search engine hits at http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaBB.pl and finally finished up with the following stats:

The forum contains a total of 1173742 Posts within 93053 Topics.
The most recent post is Re: URGENT: Checks for all members (25. Sep 2011 at 19:23).
There are a total of 11271 registered members.

The most users ever online was 348 on 06. Apr 2008 at 01:19.
The most members ever online was 84 on 28. Mar 2010 at 21:54.
The most guests ever online was 114 on 22. Aug 2010 at 16:20.
The most search engines ever online was 328 on 06. Apr 2008 at 01:19. 




For those interested, it ran on a Debian 5 VM, allocated 1 vCPU and 1Gb dedicated memory.  The physical host was a HP Proliant runnig ESXi 4.1.  The bandwidth was provided via a Zen Internet ADSL line, legacy 2Mbit down, 256kbit up.  Static content served by Dreamhost.
  
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