what are the most important features you need from the forum script here?
I see now that the search is absolutely necessary. I sometimes have trouble myself finding previous posts. Hopefully I will be able to add search over the next few days.
I was also thinking of RSS feed. Does anyone use them, is it really useful?
I don't have capacity to build full-featured forum with user registration and other bells & whistles and frankly I don't really see the need for it. My main requirement was to have forum fully integrated into the site and I was not able to find ready-made one where I can easily understand and modify the code. I ended up building the new one :-)
Try www.codecharge.com . It is great tool. With this tool you can generate forum in one hour.
I also miss means to search for postings for a given name. The current search does not return my postings for example if I type in my name used for my postings.
1. searching on the text including complex searching with logical operations.
2. searching on names (original poster, not original poster, or all)
A a good way to define categories is by the type of searches done on this site, usually we all look for the same stuff and post the same messages from different view points.
Also as the "Project Leader" you don't give yourself enough credit as to boldy identify for users messages you gave answer or think a good answer has been given.
A rating mechanizim for messages used by your users would also be the first thing a user will look at.
You can also build extra documentation ("quick help") based on all the messages you find usefull, example:
For sorting problems I (Alex) recommed reading:
I know its easy (for me) to give suggestion but hard to implement when resources are low (especially time), the solution for that (and i really think your missing a great opertunity) is developing your community - like given user ranks ("jhon (Expert)"). ranking posters. ranking problem solvers. etc. people will might start doing the job for you...
You should look at this problem from a usability point a view and not technology. As I've learned to know your skills from the site implementing a solution is the least of your problem, thinking of the
right way is...
I also have always found it odd in a forum like this that someone like you does not build a complete cross reference guiid to threads. You do it on a small scale, but I am going to guess over the years you have read every post in here a couple of times, maybe months later - but sooner or later - it would take little extra time, even if done manually, to build put a reference to each post in pertinent cats.
For example, in your documentation, at the end, or on the side - for further information, these forum threads might be of use.
I would definately like the category idea to go forward, it's hard sometimes finding stuff if you're first language is not english. We (normal) human beings think in other ways than the english :D
Sometimes I can't find my posts here to see if someone has answered :-(
i think i good improvement would be email on topic reply. which means when someone replies a post everybody that posted on it before would receive a notification email. this is very useful becase sometimes i forgot to look at my post because it was left behind in the listing.
Count my vote for simplemachines.org, I think it's the greatest open source forum script. phpBB usually has securtity bugs...
problem for read clob in grid for php!!
as an alternative solution, used by alot of java framework providers.
I would like to comment on Jose's reply to this topic though... of course, any piece of software has some sort of security flaw. The problem is, however, that since phpBB is so popular and open-source, people put a whole lot of time into finding these exploits and posting them on public security lists, instead of helping us and reporting them to our security tracker at phpBB.com. Therefore we brought the Audit Team to life which has the task to go through the code, hunting for potential security issues. The phpBB 2.0.18 release was the result of this security audit :-) We do care about security of course ;-)
Vic (phpBB Team)
Your thoughts would be appreciated.
(I already have the URL but will not post it until I am ready to open it to the public)
www.forumer.com ipb1.3 :)
I would suggest that for all examples on your new site you create a new basic data-set that is based upon authors and books or artists and albums.
The reason being that version two contains a tree control and 2.1 will have a tree table and these data-sets lend themselves more easily to multi-level examples.
In addition it will make it obvious from which site a particuler example comes from.
If you want help putting this together I'm willing to help.
Once I get the forums set up I'll let you know and we can continue this conversation there.
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