More phpBB like forum?

Janderson ask at
Tue Dec 9 22:29:01 PST 2008

Walter Bright wrote:
> Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Walter Bright
>>>> 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.
> Yes, I've used them. Reddit, Digg, Stackoverflow, and Slashdot do *not* 
> show you what you have and have not read. I've used other fora too, and 
> they don't show either. They'll show what *thread* I've clicked on 
> before, but not what I've read. (And how could they, when all the 
> messages are expanded on one page?)

Some boards like the company I work for's "League of Lengends" community 
forum ( have several pages which makes it 
easier to find unread threads.  Also if there is a new post to the 
thread, that thread is moved to the top and marked as unread again.  Not 
quite what your asking for but pretty close.


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