Forum/Bulletin Board Recommendations?

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at jkdwebmagic.com
Thu Mar 9 05:56:53 MST 2006


On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Daniel C. wrote:

> Beehive allows HTML posting and does so without security risks.
>
> It also allows you to run multiple forums easily.
>
> One of my pet peeves about phpBB is that you can't respond to a single
> post; you can only respond to the entire thread.  If you've never had
> the option to reply to a single post it may not seem like a big deal,
> but it's huge.  By itself it isn't that big of a deal, but when you
> combine it with the ability to see only threads that have posts to you
> in them, it makes keeping up with a busy forum much easier.
>
> Beehive also changes the way that threads can be listed.  In phpBB,
> the thread with the most recent post is at the top.  This tends to
> drown out less-popular threads in favor of those with the most mass
> appeal.  (It also leads to countless stupid "bump" posts.)  If you're
> trying to have a conversation in a thread with one or two people in a
> forum with hundreds of visitors, when you come back tomorrow that
> thread is going to be buried.  You'll have to go looking for it, too -
> page after page of drivel just to find that one conversation that
> interests you.
>
> With Beehive, you can view only the threads you've posted in, only
> threads with activity today/this week/this month, only threads with
> posts to you, etc. etc.  If an active thread bores you, you can ignore
> it and never see it again.
>
> Also, whenever you visit a thread, it remembers where you were last
> time you saw it.  phpBB threads force you to wade through things
> you've already read to get to the most recent posts.  If a thread
> you're following receives 100 posts between the time you sign off and
> the next morning, you either need to remember what page you were on or
> go looking for it.
>
> Also Beehive came to my birthday party and brought the biggest present
> and I'm going to marry it.
>
> Dan
>
>

The features are enticing, for sure.  I just cannot seem to get past the 
use of frames.

The one forum program that I really enjoy using is the Apple discussion 
boards.  Talk about nice and feature rich.  Of course, that program is 
proprietary so I am just dreaming.

Jonathan



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