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Nearforums is a lightweight powerful discussion forum that can be installed within minutes on Linux or Windows servers with MySQL or MS SQL database servers. It includes great features like sign-in with Facebook/Twitter, navigation with tags, full Web administration, built-in search engine, RSS feeds, and accessible HTML. It is SEO friendly.

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Recent releases

  •  04 Jun 2013 15:00

    Release Notes: This release adds SQL Azure support, adds an Admin UI for Forum Categories, avoids HTML validation for certain roles, improves profile picture moderation and support, can warn/suspend/ban users, allows Web administration of site settings, and adds Extensions support.

    •  04 Sep 2012 12:34

      Release Notes: This release adds a built-in search engine using Lucene.NET, improved flood control for posts, and more notification options.

      •  22 Mar 2012 09:52

        Release Notes: This release adds internationalization, a custom db authentication provider, and access control lists for forums and threads.

        •  03 Nov 2011 15:27

          Release Notes: This release features a flexible UI layout to handle both list and table-like template layouts, visual choice of themes, the ability for site owners to choose the default list sort order for the forums, and display of the latest forum activity.

          •  31 May 2011 19:54

            Release Notes: Authentication can now be done using Membership Provider for SQL Server and MySQL. Flood control was implemented. Messages can be flagged for moderation. Pages can be created through Web administration. Nearforums is now able to run as an IIS subapp. Facebook Connect was migrated to OAuth 2.0.


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