[CentOS-devel] Forums

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 11:50:16 EDT 2012


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 2:50 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>
> Realistically, what are the best-of forum software out there at the
> moment ? And what are the top 10 items on the forums moderators wish
> list at this time ?

What are described in :

http://wiki.centos.org/WebsiteVer2/forums

are largely true today.

"The specific requirements raised by the present www.centos.org forum users"

- Multiple persistent logins: so people can login from multiple
machines with the same username/password at the same time
- Remember read/unread posts across multiple PCs/logins per user, not
per machine
- View first unread post within thread feature
- Ability for users to change/edit their registered email address
- Better management of subscribed threads

Personally, the major request is, as I asked multiple times in the
past, that the existing links get retained in the new software. Forum
posts are quoted externally as well as within the forums. If they stop
working after the migration, it would be a great loss of information.
Search engines like Google will eventually re-index the contents but
the internal links/URLs will break permanently.

Akemi


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