More phpBB like forum?

Daniel White twinbee42 at
Tue Dec 9 14:14:32 PST 2008

Hi Derek,
I agree with the spirit of what you're saying, but if there were
a forum which was very, very fast (much faster than phpBB,
actually let's say near instant) for posting/navigation, and also
was more economical in space (it's rarely said, but most standard
forums eat up 2 or 3 lines of real estate per thread!), could you
potentially prefer forums? It's not like these problems are
intrinsic to forums per se.

In other words, is it not conceivable that most of the primary
advantages of nntp could be transferred over, by looking, and
almost acting like nntp, but with a more centralized system that
forums offer?

Derek Parnell Wrote:

> On Tue, 09 Dec 2008 15:25:24 -0500, Daniel White wrote:
> > Sean Kelly Wrote:
> > 
> >> I think there must be a generation gap here.  The first thing
> >> look for is a newsgroup dedicated to a subject.  After that,
> >> a mailing list.  I have basically no interest in web forums.
> > There must be forums out there that feel faster than say, phpBB.
> > But in any case, the advantages that forums in general have over
> > newsgroups (many of which have been mentioned in this thread)
> > seem hard to ignore.
> I am also a person that dislikes using web-based forums. If one is
> established, it would hope that posting to it would also automatically post
> to the nttp server and visa versa. I realize that many people like
> web-based forums, but I have always found them to be be awkward, slow, and
> inconvenient. A good nttp reader is not hard to find. I use 40tude-dialog
> which enables me to see the posts as either flat or threaded at my
> pleasure.
> -- 
> Derek Parnell
> Melbourne, Australia
> skype: derek.j.parnell

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