Discussion board software?
I'm searching for Discussion board software that is stable, fast, and hopefully free.
without a bit more detail, it is quite hard to recommend.
I would write my own. It is not difficult if you know HTML, VBScript, ASP programming and database access via ADO. I could prolly e-mail you a 'sample' one I wrote if you want.
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There are a whole bunch of excellent ones out there for various needs. Some are commercial software (like http://www.vbulletin.com/ ) but there are many that are free (but paid support is usually available also.
Here's another free one
The discussion forum at http://www.asp.net/ is free and has the full source code available.
Probably, it's a stupid quesion, answered already hunderds of times... But what is the discsussion engine behind the JoS site? I can see that it's writeen in ASP... but is it some proprietary Joel's code or something availaible for free?
phpBB is very, very easy to setup and use, and has all the feature's you'd want in a discussion board.
Fog Creeked did their own and wrote about it:
Great, thanks, tk!
If you are a perl-phine, you can use slash, the code behind slashdot. Runs on MySQL and has an advanced request caching mechanism to get it to deal wiht....Slashdotting?
J. B. Conners has a forum that looks a lot like the JoelOnSoftware boards:
When phpbb and similars are to heavy for your application, I recommend to check out "phorum", http://phorum.org. It's build on php/mysql and has the most useful features though is still pretty slick.
Gertjan de Back
We used idealbb ( http://www.idealscience.com ) on a recent site. The demo version is free, the lite version about $300. We used the most expensive version which comes with full asp source (if its mission critical and it fails, at least you can fix it). It runs against SQL Server.
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