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Re: developing perlBB

by b10m (Vicar)
on Nov 16, 2005 at 20:57 UTC ( #509188=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to developing a perl BB

I can see why you'd want to compete with phpbb and why it can't be too hard: phpbb plainly sucks. But please-oh-please don't follow the idiotic project naming of the php community by prefixing everything with 'php', or 'perl' in this case.

One thing I find curious though, is that Perl seems to be your "obsession" and you want to compete with phpbb (which is hyped to extremes), yet it'll be "nothing serious, just a fun little project that would put perl on the map with message boards". I don't see how that'd work out. As for programmers, look at http://sourceforge.net or the likes.

Couple of suggestions for your message board:

  • Give the user the option to view the threads in ermm a threaded way (kinda like Perlmonks). Makes reading easier, IMHO.
  • Don't bother creating a "memberlist" that any bot can harvest anyone can see.

Besides that, go work! ;)

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b10m

All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.

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Re^2: developing perlBB
by stonecolddevin (Parson) on Nov 16, 2005 at 22:00 UTC
    Perl is definitely a passion, but I said that I wanted it to be a fun project to at least start with, I don't want anyone to have to commit until we have something concrete and with an ability to compete. Obviously I'd like this to get on a scale with commercial bulletin boards, but that's not realistic to start a project with the mentallity that it's going commercial right away.
    meh.

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