What Forum Software should I use?
I'm currently using vBulletin along with a bunch of plugins like vBSEO, shoutbox and others for a sports discussion site. I just don't have the time to keep up with the upgrading of the vBulletin software (and then all the plugins). And I'm not crazy about vBulletin in general. Last I checked there was no good single sign on mechanism to integrate it with other systems and the social aspects of the site, of which discussions are really all about, seem lacking.
Are there good alternatives which are easier to manage (ideally hosted systems), easier to integrate and more social? I'm more than happy to pay, but this community is only about 4,000 strong... so anything above a couple hundred $$ per month will have to be pretty spectacular.