Any platform that has Perl 5
From users point
of these features may be enabled by the administrator independently
of the others
threaded or non-threaded message
- Messages are
organized in categories
- Register and
protect your identity with a password
- Auto fill-in
of your name and e-mail address after you login for each session.
discussions between any two registered users.
function allows realtime commuciations between members.
- Submit your links to the forums links section.
- Once logged in, you
do not need to enter your user name again during the session.
- The ability to modify
your own posts.
- The ability to delete
your own posts.
- The ability to prevent
replies to any of your posts
ability to collapse/expand, close/open your threads.
- The ability to send/receive
email notifications for new posts.
- The ability to upload
a file when you post, which is then
automatically linked. If a .gif or .jpg image file, it will be displayed
automatically as thumbnails, using the AnyBoard iconizer.
- Identify new
posts easily (by different color)
- The ability to use
HTML in the message body (HTML will
not work in the Subject
- The ability to add
- The ability to add
- The ability for the
message body to be empty, sometimes called NT (No Text) posts.
- Posts with an image
are so indicated on the main page.
- Register just
once for multiple forums on the same
site. Login and password for each user will work for all forums.
what's new since your last visit.
- You can search
message body (CPU intensive) as well
as subject field for keywords (Find feature) within
a date range.
- You can use the Overview
feature to read top level posts (without replies)
- Easy access to information.Very
readable layout. At a glance of the message line, a user knows whether
the post is new (coloring), size of the message, whether it has an image link
inside, rating of the message (if enabled), number
of replies to it, and the number
of visits to it (if enabled). One can
also collapse or expand the threading.
- Modifiable user profiles.
Registered users can create and modify
their profiles and passwords.
- Rate posts
or articles and see
stars and vote counts next to them. Detects and rejects "double-rating"
on the same page.
administrators point of view
Forget about crashes, lost data and other problems with other boards.
Reliability is the first feature we built into AnyBoard.
- Security. All
aspects of AnyBoard are secure. Administrative work, such as message
board creation and management, are authenticated from the beginning
to the end. Unlike some other boards, which can easily be broken into
by programmers who read the code, AnyBoard has no security holes.
Generated html pages are compact and fast to load through highly efficient
algorithms and other means.
- Easy to install and configure.
Just set the paths to perl 5 and the
master config directory, everything else is done through the web browser.
Even a beginner can have a board up in a few minutes.
- Multiple boards from a single
program. No need to have different instalations
of the main program. A single script can run all the different message
boards you want.
- Highly customizable.
Have your AnyBoard forum match the rest of your site or make it look
like anything you want, from style to colors you choose, with features
you select and enable.
- Builtin multisite
Want a search engine for your web sites? AnyBoard can spider them
and index them and allow users to search them.
- Use pre-configured
templates or create your own. We make
it easy for you to get started right away by choosing any of our stock
- Frame / noframe interfaces.
Make your choice. Change your mind? Easy to change your board and
all messages, even those already posted.
- Threading / no threading.
Choose if you want messages to be threaded or not on the board.
- Highly configurable.
It allows you to set the depth of threading, whether text is inlined,
number of articles per page, colors, fonts, backgrounds... With over
400 configurable parameters, you can create Internet forums of completely
different styles at the click of a button.
Board and existing messages can easily and rapidly be regenerated
to reflect changed configuration.
- Index recovery
even after operating system crash.
- Powerful and easy to use administrative
functions, such as delete or archive
by subject, IP address, date or author.
- Admin activities are logged with IPs
and resolved hostnames.
- Forbidden word & name
features can prevent posting of unsuitable
language and names and automatically ban users who have a predetermined
number of violations. Banned user will find it hard to get back in.
- Detection and prevention of
"posting bombs". E-mail alarm
of possible attacks is sent to admin.
- Two level administration -
administrator and moderator. Administrator
has all rights while moderator has those assigned by the administrator.
Moderator rights always exclude the ability to configure the message
- Pre Moderation.
When enabled, messages must be first reviewed and approved by moderator
before showing up in the board.
- User registration. Users
can be required to register and login to post and for other functions.
- Email validation on user registration.
If enabled, when user registers, an e-mail is sent to user provided
e-mail addresses with a unique activation link to activate the account.
The user may also need to acknowledge acceptance of the forum rules.
will find themselves exposed if they try to assume multiple identities.
used by a poster are indicated on individual message pages posted
by that same person.
- Visit counters. AnyBoard
can track and display number of visits to a message.
- Statistics. Compute and display posting statistics.
- Email notification
of new messages to a set of e-mail addresses, of responses to orginal
- Many more....
To see the complete list of features, simply create an AnyBoard forum
yourself, go to the admin page, and look at the available Notification,
Posting Policy, Control, Presentation and Label configuration parameters.