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Open Source Forum software (was PHPBB3)

On 12/11/2010 11:51 AM, Dan Ritter wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 10:57:50AM -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> On 12/11/2010 10:03 AM, Ben Eisenbraun wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 08:15:39AM -0500, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>>>> Basically what we want here is to set up an online forum inside the
>>>> company simply to provide a discussion forum for one of our new prod=
>>>> that we are supporting out of our office.
>>> On a gaming forum that I do admin stuff for we used phpBB initially, =
>>> after the 2nd 0-day exploit let some disgruntled kiddie delete our
>>> database, we switched to PunBB.  It has a much smaller feature set th=
>>> phpBB, but it has worked well for us, and perhaps most importantly we=

>>> haven't had any security issues with it.
>>> PunBB was forked a couple years ago after the initial project was sol=
d to
>>> a commercial company.  fluxBB is the name of the fork, and if I was s=
>>> up a forum today, I'd probably choose between fluxBB and Vanilla, whi=
ch you
>>> also mentioned.  Vanilla has always looked pretty nice from a feature=
s and
>>> aesthetic point of view, but I've never used it.
>> I found a forum that compares a whole bunch of these,
>>, and it uses punBB. Neither fluxBB nor pun=
>> support subforums or attachments, and since our system may require som=
>> debugging issues, attachments might be needed. I think that subforums
>> may also be needed. For instance, SolvencyII is primarily used in EU, =
>> might have a SolvencyII forum with subforums for UK, France, and other=

>> countries. AEF ( seems to have a number of
>> features. It is not Open Source, but is free software.
> If you need a lot of attachments, you may be better off
> installing a good wiki alongside the forum, and making sure it's
> easy to link to wiki pages.
I think the issue is that we don't know what we need. Corporate has a
sharepoint page also. I think probably a light weight forum should
suffice. I'll install a decent wiki too.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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