More phpBB like forum?

Jarrett Billingsley jarrett.billingsley at
Tue Dec 9 12:14:49 PST 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Walter Bright
<newshound1 at> wrote:
> Chad J wrote:
>> Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Daniel White <twinbee42 at>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> Waitin' 'til '91 or so to see if this whole "Internet"
>>>>> thing pans out?
>>>> Lol. In all fairness though, a centralized phpBB-like forum
>>>> would allow editing of posts, and probably other advantages
>>>> (better quoting, and image support) - something not available
>>>> in this current system.
>>> And better code formatting, and a reduction in sockpuppetry, and - the
>>> big one for me - remote state.
>> ...
>> /remote state/
>> YES yes yes.
>> This whole client-side state thingy bothers me quite a bit as well.
> Yeah, but if it's all on the server (like reddit, slashdot) there's another
> problem. If you're engaged in an active topic, there's no way to quickly
> scan the page to see if anything new is posted. There's no way to tell what
> you've read and what you haven't.

Have you used a web forum?  They show you precisely what you have and
haven't read.

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