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(153 replies, posted in Supported extensions)

Nice PM plugin, I'm adding it to the Recommended Plugins of the PunBB Review. How does it compare with the Private Message System plugin available at http://www.punres.org/desc.php?pid=52 ?

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(41 replies, posted in PunBB 1.3 extensions)

Nice chatting plugin, I'm adding it to the Recommended Plugins of the PunBB Review

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(5 replies, posted in Discussions)

I don't agree, a forum does not store tabular data, but listed one (list of messages/posts), so I don't see why it would be stored semantically in a table instead of a list.

I agree that the CSS is much simpler, but we have to think beyond that if we want to create the real web. And if you are not convinced, think about accessibility, smartphone screens and so on ;-)

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(3 replies, posted in Discussions)

From a pure reviewer opinion, even if you have even lightweight forum software, like, let's say Esotalk or the very limited Fruit Show, PunBB is in the top list of the light but very effective forum softwares.

If you are looking for a forum software that runs on cheap CPU, then you found your man here.

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(5 replies, posted in General discussion)

Grez wrote:

Hi,

...

Thanks, I've updated the PunBB review accordingly to your fixes. Do not hesitate if you see additional problems: http://www.forum-software.org/punbb/review

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(5 replies, posted in General discussion)

KeyDog wrote:

Thanks for that.
BTW:

  • Is it possible that you do not weigh or rank ease of adding mods (or in our case one-click-extensions) in general in your reviews?

  • I've found that being able to quickly port, disable an extension is a valuable time-saver that doesn't get enough recognition IMO....

  • Also  interesting: How does a forum software rank for spam protection. For example having a CAPTCHA (a criteria you list) can be of no use if it's too easy, but can also be very annoying if it's too hard...

Finally, I followed your recommendation, which was really relevant: http://www.forum-software.org/punbb/rev … urity-spam

Now, reviewed softwares will have this chart in order to give a tip to the user about how hard/easy it is to guess a CAPTCHA, or install a plugin.

Thanks

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(49 replies, posted in General discussion)

KeyDog wrote:

Nice tool, btw

Hidden Topics: Extension/plugin - you have nothing
Message Rating:  Extension/plugin - you have nothing
IP Blocking: is possible via bans page

Updates Notifications :  There's an alert when admin logs in, you have it as nothing at the moment in your db
Supported Forum Migration: As it's possible for most boards to be migrated to Phpbb and PunBB supports migration from Phpbb it's something that probably isn't a factor that should stop anyone converting?

just noticed PunBB gets 1/3 for installation - and it's probably due to those two points?
I agree it could be easier of course and it's not as good as Phpbb - but 1/3... :S

Thanks for your comment, the review is updated accordingly: http://www.forum-software.org/punbb/review

Indeed, a

.main-title { display:none }

would be perfect, but you need to add an additional class to detect whether you are on the index page or not... and this will unfortunately require a modification of the header.php file... You're programming skills will be needed then ;-)

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(2 replies, posted in Programming)

Even more details here: http://www.imagemagick.org/Magick++ wink

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(2 replies, posted in Programming)

I think ImageMagick has some C++ bindings. Maybe it could help?

http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

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(5 replies, posted in General discussion)

KeyDog wrote:

* Is it possible that you do not weigh or rank ease of adding mods (or in our case one-click-extensions) in general in your reviews?
* I've found that being able to quickly port, disable an extension is a valuable time-saver that doesn't get enough recognition IMO....

Yes, indeed, the fact that a plugin system exists does not necessarily mean that it is convenient and easy to use. That's really good remarks, and I should put these two criteria in place soon.

KeyDog wrote:

*I also think in general it would be interesting to know how well a forum ranks for available number of mods&extensions and support for them.

You could find an average number of existing extensions and themes on the following page of the reviews.
Example with PunBB review: http://www.forum-software.org/punbb/rev … tomization

KeyDog wrote:

*Also  interesting: How does a forum software rank for spam protection. For example having a CAPTCHA (a criteria you list) can be of no use if it's too easy, but can also be very annoying if it's too hard...

Again, indeed, it's a good remark, because having too much complicated CAPTCHA is really annoying for members or new users. I'll see how this factor could be added to the reviews.


Thanks for these nice comments.

Nicolas

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(26 replies, posted in Programming)

Speaking about CSS/HTML, I think a good guide has been forgotten:

Yahoo Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site

This is the ultimate resource about this subject, because knowing a language is good, but use it correctly is another piece of cake!

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(3 replies, posted in Programming)

Hi!

I would suggest the following BBCodes mod: BBCode_for_Inserting_MUSIC_and_Flash1.0.zip

More info: http://www.punres.org/desc.php?pid=368

As described here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Ref … NSERT_rows

You simply have to call the insert method:

$wpdb->insert( 'table', array( 'column1' => $_POST["lastname"], 'column2' => $_POST["email"] , ...), array( '%s', '%d' ) )

Hope it helps.

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(5 replies, posted in General discussion)

Hi,

It's Nicolas, from Forum Software Reviews. Just wanted to post here about the timeline we made quite recently:

Forum Timeline, from 1996 to 2010
http://www.forum-software.org/sites/default/themes/forumsoftware/images/timeline/forum-softwares-timeline-small.png

Fullscreen version: http://www.forum-software.org/forum-sof … 6-to-today

We just would like to be sure we haven't omit anything about the PunBB (and now FluxBB) story, and we would like to have your opinion about it.

Thanks!

Nicolas

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(49 replies, posted in General discussion)

I think the following URL should help:

PhpBB 3 vs PunBB

(yes, sorry if it's an autopromotion ;-)

Anyway, I think PunBB is really good and is the best when you want a fast, reliable and simple forum. If you plan to support complex features, then maybe think about PhpBB3