[thelist] Suggestions for good forum script, no DB

Norman Bunn norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com
Fri Jan 24 15:23:01 CST 2003



At 04:13 PM 1/24/2003, you wrote:
>I'm looking for a forum script that:
>- uses PHP* or Perl
>- supports moderated posting (i.e. posts by non-privileged users goes
>into moderation queue until approved)
>- requires NO database -- so flat file, XML, DBM support etc.
>- allows for look & feel customization
>- runs on Solaris/SPARC
>*I would prefer PHP
>Here are my research results so far:
>I tried S8Forum [1] (no moderated posting), ADPForum [2] (no
>moderation), and Ultimate PHP Board [3] (best of the bunch, but still
>not quite there).
>I've been trying Colloquius [4], which seems OK, but a bit slow (likely
>because it's Perl). It also has lots of moderation options, on a
>per-board basis. This is the one I'm going to stick with, barring other
>Ikonboard [5] ran through most of the installer then bailed when trying
>to create DBM tables.
>Hope this info proves useful, and I hope you all have some good
>suggestions about what else I might want to try.
>Boris Mann
>[1] S8Forum - http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/9204.html
>[2] ADPForum - http://adpforum2.sourceforge.net/
>[3] Ultimate PHP Board - http://myupb.com/viewscript.php?module=upb
>[4] Colloquius - http://www.colloquius.com/
>[5] Ikonboard - http://www.ikonboard.com
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