Pilot1113
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Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:33 am

Did Johan write the code for these forums? If so, why not just go with Ultimate Bulletin Boards?

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:39 am

Johan modified a program call Phorum, I am not sure why he did not go with the Ultimate Bulletin Board, I think they are very nice! Especially Dougs one!
Iain
 
Pilot1113
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:44 am

Yeah, I use UBB on my site (for a group project that I'm doing) and I like it very much.

Perhaps this one was cheaper to use?

I know that the real verson of UBB goes for around $200. I'm using the demo right now and it caps the number of topics/replies to 45 and I don't plan on going over that.

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:51 am

Phorum is an open source software package(similar concept to Linux) which is free to download and can be tinkered with to the user's heart's content.

More information is available at: http://www.phorum.org

Charles, SJ
The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 7:54 am

Doug has the full version, and the stuff he can do with it is very cool! I am not sure about Phorum, however maybe Johan prefered it for whatever reason!
Iain
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 8:38 am

I don't see anything wrong with this modified version of Phorum. It's very easy to use and has excellent interface.

Pacific
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 9:02 am

Pacific I agree with you 100%, this forum is very nice, we are just comparing options, as the UBB seems less work then this one!
Iain
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 9:09 am

Thanks Ctbarnes!

Pacific, when I first posted this question I thought Johan had wrote the code for this forum himself. I was wondering why he had gone to all that work when there's an easier way of doing the same thing.

If he was scripting it himself, UBB is just a few fill-in-the-blanks type thing and then you're up and running.

I like the forum software that Johan is using and have qualms about it.

- Neil Harrison
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 11:02 am

Johan posted a while back that the forums used to use a modified version of Phorum, but are now running a completely custom program though the user interface is based on the one Phorum provided.

David
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 12:03 pm

FuseTalk is very nice too...

But this board does it's job well.
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 12:56 pm

This forum is great. I like it better than UBB. I downloaded a copy of Phorum myself to use on my website, if I can figure out how to configure it.
 
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RE: Forum Software

Tue Mar 20, 2001 12:59 pm

This is the best forum setup I have ever seen. Most message boards dont have the topic go to the top of the page with every reply there is. This message board setup is great!

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