> Is there another [program] which might work that you know of? I'd be
> happy to find an even better solution.
Well, I ran a BBS on mod_virgule (the software Advogato.org
uses) for some time, and there's still one running on
if you're curious. It gets the message
pointers right and even has a simple "next thread with new messages
please" button available right where you'd want it, along with a
message entry box already visible just where your new message will
appear. It's that sort of UI that takes some of the sting out of web
But as for a good program that would help the community out?
Well I applaud the use of wikis for some of the encyclopaedic
knowledge that the community comes up with. CRN has a few papers up
on the forge in a special section that sound like they're begging to
be used as the seeds for a wiki. Personally, however, I think that
some sort of RSS aggregator site would be an excellent next step,
using something such as planet <http://planetplanet.org/
> Or do you simply not want things here to change because they work
> satisfactorily? I respect that.
I think that yahoo groups are not the best mailing list
provider out there, but I think that an e-mail list is great for
announcements and discussion in a way that I can pop through my sorted
mailboxes every so often and just catch up on everything that's
happening. The information comes to me and it's all on my local
network when I need it. I worry that splitting up a group into
several web sites without any sort of focus or aggregation point will
only serve as a distraction.
> Nick, my radar may be off, but I'm feeling a little hostility in
> your words. If I've offended, then I'm sorry, I certainly didn't
> mean to.
My frustration is with the authors of PHPBB more than anything
else. Please don't take this as any sort of personal attack on you or
an attempt to convince you not to contribute your services. I just
cannot abide shoddy BBS interfaces.
At any rate, I'm sure we've bored everyone to tears with all
this. If you'd like to discuss the technical merits of server
software, I'd be happy to chat in #indierpgs on the irc.magicstar.net
network or in private e-mail.
"These people program the way Victorians dress. Nick Moffitt
It takes two hours and three assistants to put on your nick@...
clothes, and you have to change before dinner.
But everything is modular." -- Miles Nordin, on PAM