Firstly, good online forum management scripts tend to be easy to install. This is with respect to both their configurations and the manner in which they can be setup.
Secondly, good online forum management scripts tend to be efficient in the manner in which they work, and in the manner in which they use computing resources. The scripts are designed in such a manner that when the users of the forums reload pages, the requests that are sent between the clients and servers are minimized.
Thirdly, good online forum management scripts tend to be secure. This is a major issue, in a world where we seem to have some very well facilitated saboteurs who can break into most systems with apparent ease. In most cases where there are security breaches, the issue often turns out to be originating from faulty scripts.
Fourthly, good online forum management scripts tend to be easy to maintain. Some are programmed with ‘hooks’ onto which updates can be easily added without there being any need for the existing scripts to be opened.