Re: bbPress vs. Simple:Press, WP-Forum, other forum plugins
The point is a simple one that is being avoided in my thread. Firstly I and thousands very much appreciate the work of bbpress team.
1) SimplePress is a WP plugin that is “fully featured” out of the box for Forums.
2) bbpress is a WP plugin that requires other plugins to allow it to be featured to your hearts content.
With 1) you get what the developers of the plugin regard as Forums features and capabilities. What you get is fully integrated features by the plugin and ‘dedicated’ plugin developers.
2) provides you basic features. You then depend upon yourself or other plugin developers to ‘enhance’ to get to a featured Forum solution.
A simple analogy is with 1) you get a “showroom” car that works with a set of features. As for 2) you get a “car” which you then customize along with the development community.
My “challenge” was try both out and then compare.