Topic: Bulletin boards - alternatives?
Has anyone given any thought to the range of Bulletin Boards available?
I know ALERC did and went for something entirely different, KnowledgeHub, after archiving their old bulletin board which uses the same BB as this one, punBB.
There are a number of other bulletin boards however. There's a nice list at https://www.quertime.com/article/15-bes … -and-paid/ and a means of comparing features at https://www.forummatrix.org/wizard.php
The two I see regularly are punBB (of course) and SMF which photools.com uses to support iMatch, the Digital Asset Manager which many of use use to organise photographs (try https://www.photools.com/community/index.php)
They vary a lot in terms of features presentation and security which might be factors that have affected the extent to which they are used or lost their popularity.
Their value is considerable however and some have a great deal to offer, even to the extent of being able to support an entire Help Menu structure.
I'd like to find a good one that doesn't force the user to leave the parent website (like this one does - you're not in the main NBN website now). Something that seamlessly integrates within an existing website and is better than the awful minimum feature thing you get with basic website construction toolkits (would that be Drupal? - I don't use that stuff).