To complicate things a bit.
PHPbb3 is now gold and out. http://www.phpbb.com
vBulletin 3.7 will be adding several SWAP like features.
Being added: thread tagging, user created groups, improved member
profile page, and more.
As evidenced by the flurry of messages on NAG after the meeting, despite
votes to the contrary, it seems that asynchronous communications are
important to the group, and a forum would be a great way to keep our
respective mailboxes clean, and still engage in lively discussions. As
someone else mentioned, it would do 80% of what we want.
Ehren Benson wrote:
> What I mentioned was PHPbb3 (version 3). This is an option that’s on
> the same functional level of Vbulletin, however offers (I think) more
> features both for administrators, moderators and users. Of course the
> other benefit is it is open source. It also has built in LDAP and
> other directory connect ability. As I mentioned RC8 of it just came
> out December 1, so the full version should be available sometime late
> this month or in January.
> I would love to see a forum at least spring out of this that may be a
> bit more user friendly than an email list, and given the fact that
> something of its nature is fairly simple to get going that even if
> it’s not the top rank could rank high in the ease of implementation.
> I too was surprised that there were so many “other” votes and not many
> “other” options brought forward when the floor was opened up.
> Ehren J. Benson, MCSE
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> *Subject:* [MSUNAG] Collaboration Option "D" - Other
> This morning at the MSU IT Exchange we were shown three collaboration
> tools, vBulletin, SWAP and Angel. During the voting we were asked
> which one we'd choose, along with an option "D - Other". As I
> remember, there were a number of votes for "D - Other", but when it
> was opened up to suggestions there was only one, PHPvB I believe.
> This lead me to wonder why "D - Other" was voted so much; was it
> because what was seen in the three solutions wasn't liked, because it
> was felt there is a better solution but not sure what it is or felt
> there is a better solution but were hesitant to mention it during the
> Just curious what your thoughts were.
> Troy Murray
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