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Question: Suggest a forum package?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun 15 May 2005 at 14:17

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I'm looking for software to use for an online forum, which should I choose?

Feature-wise something that's simple to install and use would be good. Features I'm looking for include:

  • Easy to integrate into an existing site.
  • Easy "moderation".
  • No requirement that users be registered.
  • If there's a Debian package that would be ideal

Initially I was planning on using phpbb - but there seem to be a lot of security issues with that.

 

 


Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by Anonymous (193.237.xx.xx) on Sun 15 May 2005 at 20:40
NNTP maybe ?

I'd like a fast threadable forum. Don't know how the world is doing for NNTP to web display of threads - but I figure there have to be a few such tools out there.

Not sure what management headache it might create.

Isn't it your job to fix the security issues in Debian packages? Surely then phpbb2 ;) Now you know what the UML packages are for ;)

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Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by grimoire (82.70.xx.xx) on Mon 16 May 2005 at 09:54
I really need to find a good web frontend for NNTP. It seems so much better a way to handle message boards - threaded, and doesn't restrict you to a web browser.

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Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by Anonymous (195.194.xx.xx) on Wed 25 May 2005 at 09:34

I have been using Gmane as a mail to news gateway. They give info on their scripts, using something called "Loom" for the PHP-based newsreader. I didn't see a download link for that though. :/

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Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by Anonymous (81.56.xx.xx) on Mon 16 May 2005 at 10:42
Punbb is a really good one : http://www.punbb.org/

It produces valid xhtml, it's easy to configure and it is more secure than phpbb.

Give it a try

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Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Mon 16 May 2005 at 12:13
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Definitely seconded - although I notice the first thing on the news page is mention of a security fix :S

Steve
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Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by Anonymous (81.181.xx.xx) on Mon 16 May 2005 at 21:56
Hi,
Do you really need a forum here? There are tons of them. Ask your visitors if they consider that as a good option.

Just my thought... :)

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Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by sabin (62.99.xx.xx) on Tue 17 May 2005 at 10:54
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didn't you notice that it was asked for a different site and not for this one? My thought is to read first, think and post...

./sabin -s

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Re: Question: Suggest a forum package?
Posted by Anton (66.156.xx.xx) on Tue 31 May 2005 at 00:17
While I do not (yet) have any actual experience running a forum, I looked into this recently, and the one that most appealed to me is FUDforum: http://fudforum.org/forum/

Incidently, I suspect that bravenet.com uses a (modified/scaled down?) version of FUDforum, in case anyone is familiar with them.

Also, FUDforum is available as an egroupware application package in Debian. It seems to be one of a very select few Debian forum packages, period.

Anton

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