Is the SDMB related to City-Data ?

Is the SDMB related to City-Data forums ? Just saying there are a lot of similarities. Both are based in Chicago and both have the same quote feature. Even the emoticons are similar…:wink:

Maybe they are running the same software?

vBulletin is one of the major message board software vendors out there - lots of boards look similar if they use it.

City-Data Forums is a part of Advameg, Inc.

It’s the same software we use, vBulletin. This style is the system default.

vBulletin is pretty popular. Otherwise, no other connection at all.