Topic: amputating limbs of PunBB 1.2
I am making a forum, www.bookofmatthew.org. I chose PunBB because it was the simplest and most visually appealing to me. Unnecessary complexity is something I dislike intensely. I have no programming knowledge, but I was able to go into the PunBB 1.2 code (especially the Language folder) and remove a lot of stuff. (You can see my hackjob at the site.) I would like to go further and remove everything except the absolute minimum: all the numbers, dates, etc. I can't figure out how to do this. For example, I would like to remove the date showing when the last post was made. I would like to remove the post counters. I can't think of any reason why someone would want to help me with this, but I thought I'd try anyway.
One other thing I would like to do is remove all the blue color, and just have black on white.
If everything in the world was as modest and self-effacing and simple as PunBB, that would be a better world. More being. Like a ceramic bowl vs. a plastic bowl: the former has more being, thus more goodness, thus people prefer it.