UBB is a great solution for what you're looking for. The 'lite' version is extremely easy to install (on both Windows & UNIX platform), so I'm guessing that if you need their enterprise version, it's just as easy to setup. And, I would consider it to be cost effective, too. Around $199 for their UBB Classic version which will work with your mail server to send e-mails when posts are made, etc. Check them out... www.infopop.com Kyle -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Shifra Raffel Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 1:25 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] community/message board tools Hi all, Starting a new job with UC Berkeley (I used to post to this list from my job at Oxygen before my site went belly-up). Anybody have good (or bad!) experience to report with message board/threaded discussion tools, anything from Zope to Slash to Web Crossing? The platform is still uncertain -- we will definitely be not using a Microsoft product, we'll probably be using Apache on Linux (we have a strong request to use ACS -- probably not going to happen). As for our needs, we need to allow people to trade information in a threaded format and preferably have the ability to get alerts when someone else posts to their topic. Thanks very much for any input. Shifra Raffel Institute for Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program UC Berkeley http://www.its.berkeley.edu/techtransfer <shifrar at uclink.berkeley.edu> -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !