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You're at the crossroads

You're at the crossroads everyone comes to. Weak CMS & strong forums or vica versa. Drupal is very strong in the CMS area especially for custom content, but many people say it's weak in the forum area.
 
I'm on the other side of the fence right now... I run vBulletin which has one of the strongest forums, but it's an old monolithic product that is showing it's age and lack of modularity.
I haven't done this myself but since I'm thinking of switching to Drupal, I've done some investigation into forums for Drupal. It looks as though you may be able to integrate SMF into Drupal which besides vBulletin, would be my second choice for a strong forum system (plus it's free).
Here's the module you may be interested in:
http://drupal.org/project/smfforum
The only issue is this Drupal SMF bridge looks dated and may not be any good for Drupal 7 / SMF 2.X
There's a newer discussion here:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=428027.0
But no concrete answers.
Wish I had a better answer for ya.
 
Ernest...

I grew up with Commodore computers. They will always have a special place in my heart. C-64, 64-C, Amiga 1000, Amiga 500, Amiga 1200

Thanks

Thanks Ernest..  Even replying to you was weird, It looks like I am starting a new post if not a topic.  I did just install "subscriptions" which was noticeably absent, did have to hand patch some files.

Oh man... I'm noticing you're

Oh man... I'm noticing you're forum is being overrun with SPAM... I'm not sure what registration options Drupal has but one way to thwart these automated bots is to craft some of your own challenge response questions.
 
Example:
Question:
The opposite of up is:
Answer:
down
 
Stuff like that that's obvious to a human but a bot can't guess it to automatically register and spam your board. You still get human generated spam but it's much fewer and farther between.

I grew up with Commodore computers. They will always have a special place in my heart. C-64, 64-C, Amiga 1000, Amiga 500, Amiga 1200

Spam

Yeah the problem is that I thought if somone took the time to sign up they wouldnt be spammers, silly me.  I went to kick on the Captua but it appears to need trobleshooting.
Thanks, I will try and get a handle on it.

Bil

Captchas have been defeated

Captchas have been defeated for some time... I really suggest registration questions.
Captcha riddler seems to allow you to craft your own questions.
http://drupal.org/project/riddler

I grew up with Commodore computers. They will always have a special place in my heart. C-64, 64-C, Amiga 1000, Amiga 500, Amiga 1200

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