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Should I use vbulletinboard or create my own forum

Last Modified: 2018-12-20
I am creating my first fully functional website as my goal for 2018. The website's functionality will allow people to log in, and interact with parts of the site that I build.

For example people will be able to click that they were at a show and it will show up on their profile. They will be able to upload audio recordings.

What I'm trying to say is there is functionality that requires a username.

I want to create forums that tie into the usernames I create (I'll normalize the database and create the username).

With vbulletinboard can I alter it so that registered users that I hand code can log into the vbulletinboard code? Is this hard to do? What are the pros and cons of using vbulletinboard vs. doing it yourself?
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