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How to detect IPB?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by karll, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to tell whether a website is running the IPB (Invision Power Board) forum software? I'm probably completely wrong, but I just get the sense from the look-and-feel that it might nevertheless be a customised version of IPB. And no, it doesn't say IPB in the footer. It says "Huddler Families", which I thought was supposed to be a different, independent forum software.

    Any insights on this are much appreciated :)
  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    URL of the site? ;)
  3. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    View the page source and see if any reference to the software is in it.
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  4. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input! I had a look at the page source, but I didn't find any evidence of IPB. So I must assume I was wrong.

    Here is one site running this software:
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

  6. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    That's what they say. Just want to be sure.
  7. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    It reminds me more of vB3 than IPB, at least in terms of the stock look and layout.
  8. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    That's got Huddler written ALL over it lol
  9. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

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  10. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Judging by some of the responses, I must not have expressed myself very accurately.
  11. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    Huddler is its own platform. Not sure if we expressed ourselves accurately.
  12. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    I already knew that they claim this. I was looking for hard evidence, one way or the other. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
  13. TheJoker

    TheJoker Member

    It's Huddler. And it's not a claim. It's a fact. Huddler is its own software.

    You can tell IPB by looking toward the bottom and seeing if anywhere it says "The moderating team."
  14. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Simply stating that something is a fact does little to help the conversation when what was asked for was evidence :)

    Yes, this is more the sort of thing I was asking for. Although for a customised version, surely it would not be hard to remove that? Anyway, as I said in post #4, upon closer inspection it doesn't look like IPB. So you guys are probably right.
  15. TheJoker

    TheJoker Member

    Are you denying the fact that Huddler is its own software? LOL. Alright.
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  16. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    You were given hard evidence that it was Huddler. It sounds like you don't think Huddler is its own platform. I was given access to a demo board and I'm 1000000% sure that they are their own software. I mean, just look around the forum and the functions it has and you can tell it's more like vb than it is IPB.

    Once someone said it was Huddler's platform and then pointed out the copyright to you, I would think that that was evidence enough. But I guess not :rolleyes:
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  17. Hatsu

    Hatsu Member

    Look in the source code of a page.

    http://answers.oreilly.com/tag/Mac/ is actually IPB, just modified. But if you look in its source you'll see a lot of hints that it is one. Compare it to Huddler's and you'll notice the difference.
  18. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Yes, in post #13 someone provided evidence of sorts, adding weight to my assumption it wasn't IPB anyway.

    That was my suspicion until post #4.

    There are some things that reminded me of IPB such as the pop-up you get to insert links in the post editor. But yeah, I hear you.

    I would think the copyright notice is for the content of the board, not the software. And "powered by Huddler Families" doesn't prove the software called "Huddler Families" is not a fork of another software.

    I'm sorry this thread has taken a wrong turn. I didn't mean to turn it into a big debate.
  19. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    You can't fork IPB, iirc it's not allowed... Also yes the copyright does mean it's powered by Huddler.

    Also they probably use the same text editor which is open source...

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