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    Why this forum written by php whereas this is java forum...

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    Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

    You've probably heard a variation of the expression, "There's no such thing as a stupid question." I disagree.

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    LOL Greg

    Just to add a little, I don't know that much about web design but I would say it's probably PHP
    with a bit of HTML. Not sure if JS would have been used, or Ruby. Different websites use different languages,
    i.e Facebook was primary written in D and C++.

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    It's most certainly PHP, backed up by a MySQL database, flavoured with HTML/CSS and spiced up with a little Javascript for reply formatting and analytics. I'm guessing it's vBulletin

    As for OP's 'question', another question. When you need to go to the shops for milk do you A) Get in your car and go for a drive or B) Break out the arc welder and build a car from scratch for the occasion.

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    It is indeed vBulletin.

    OP, vBulletin is a popular tool for creating forums like this one. Under the hood it uses php, but for the most part you don't ever have to interact with the underlying code. More info here: vBulletin 5 Connect, The World's Leading Community Software

    So this forum is done in vBulletin, and vBulletin is done in php.

    Incidentally there is a piece of forum software written in Java, although it's geared more towards programmers than it is towards muggles who just want to create a forum. Might be worth checking out: jforum - Powering Communities
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