Re: Crappy, really crappy...
There's been an interesting "faction" of groups between the UBB (and clones) junkies and the RPGBoard users, thus people's opinions of the two script formats vary greatly on both ends of the scale. It is true that RPGBoard was (at the very beginning stages, about five years ago) modelled after WWWBoard, and the UBB clones (such as Ikonboard, WWWThreads, etc.) modelled after (of course) UBB. So, there are two different formats which people are used to. I dare say that RPGBoard is the best message board script for the WWWBoard-style of MBs.
Also, RPGBoard takes functionality and configurability over style and looks. Because of this, you'll wind up with a less Microsoft approach to RPGBoard (cover up the bugs and lack of functionality with fading menus and more screensavers), and more of a GNU-programmers' approach (get the thing to work and work well, then worry about making it look good). Unlike some of these people, I actually run a popular MB (http://www.ResonatorSoft.org/tows/) and know both the poster's and admin's POV.
I'll give props to the UBB clones for a nice & neat tabular format, but when it comes to actually posting on these boards, I really miss the features that I've come accustomed to (such as Load/Save messages, the expanded text box, No Text messages, a decent spell checker, etc.), something which the regulars of a MB really appreciate. (I have a feature comparison of various MB scripts here (http://www.ResonatorSoft.org/software/rpgboard/compare.html).)
I've been trying to merge the two worlds, but it's a long and gruelling process, especially when dealing with two vastly different MB styles.
Crappy, really crappy...
I really do not understand all the above praises. The board is really crappy. Honestly, if you are looking for a board, do not bother with this one. Give mwforum, phpbbs, colloquius, ikonboard, etc a try...
I've had my ResonatorSoft.com domain name hi-jacked, but everything is back up on ResonatorSoft.org. Sorry about the mess, but everybody's recommended to update to the latest beta version to (at the very least) update the ResonatorSoft links. BTW, don't go to ResonatorSoft.com if you're at the office :P
I started out using WWWBoard, and it filled my needs. Then I saw RPGBoard and it impressed me beyond words. It has everything I want. I first saw it when a friend installed it to play around with it. It sold me. This is top level stuff! Keep it coming!
Ths is a most excellent piece of software for new and more experienced web admins. It was very easy to install and the FAQ is all the documentation you should need. The web based administration is easy and well defined. As long as you have a well running Apache server, this is great.
Thank you SineSwiper for a job well done.
I've been using RPGBoard on my site for a few months now, and I find it to be the best option for me. Since the admin is easy to use, I now have help in moderating the boards. With all of the config options this script can be used for just about any type of board you would want.
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