More phpBB like forum?

Mike Parker aldacron at
Tue Dec 9 18:22:47 PST 2008

Mike Parker wrote:
> Walter Bright 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.
> Most (all?) modern forum software have several viewing options. 
> Depending on the forum package, you may see things like: unread posts 
> since last visit, all unread posts, all of your threads which which have 
> unread posts, all watched threads which have unread posts and so on. 
> Plus, there is usually a configuration option to email you when watched 
> threads, or threads you are participating in, get new posts.
> Years ago, I followed many newsgroups because that was the only thing we 
> had. The D newsgroups are the only ones I follow these days, because I 
> have no choice. It also is the only reason I run Thunderbird (the web 
> interface sucks), as I check all of my email accounts through GMail. I 
> would much prefer a good forum software package (I'm a big fan of SMF[1] 
> which I run on a game guild web site). Greater flexibility, more 
> features and no extra software required. Newsgroups are so 20th century.


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