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- Subject: Re: The future of the Lua Forums
- From: Rob Kendrick <rjek@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:06:03 +0100
On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 01:21:48PM -0700, Coda Highland wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Pierre Chapuis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I am not sure writing new forum software is a good idea.
> While I agree with you in the sense that this is a very large wheel to
> be reinventing, I unfortunately can't recommend any other existing
> forum software because they all have major problems of some sense or
> another. (If I *had* to recommend one, it'd probably be vBulletin, but
> that's not free.)
I've never understood the attraction of web fora; the only advantage I
can see over mailing lists is that they have a web interface; and that
can be easily overcome by using webmail and having a searchable archive.