|Free and Open Source||Yes|
|License||Artistic License 2.0|
|License cost||Free as in beer|
|Anti-Spam and Security||NovaBoard|
|Groups||One group only|
|Other||Akismet & reCAPTCHA built in, along with CASPIAN|
|Users Online List||Yes|
|Custom profile fields||Yes|
|Moderators||global and forums|
|Unread Topics||Database tracked|
|Languages||English (ability to add more is available)|
|Templates||global and forum specific|
|Export private messages||No|
Simple to use, easy to edit, NovaBoard is an extremely feature-rich but also lightweight solution for those wishing to start up an online community with little effort.
Customise your forum with our choice of themes & plugins - both of which can be installed directly within your Admin CP (no downloading necessary) & have peace of mind with our advanced SPAM protection that can detect spam posts & automatically hide them from public view for you to review.
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These screenshots should give you a first impression how NovaBoard looks like. Remember: The look of many forums can be changed by stylesheets or templates so these are only examples.
Forum Home Page. The light blue member bar will also turn different colours depending on if you have new PM's, moderator actions to be performed, logged in or logged out giving you an easy an unobtrusive way of getting quickly informed of what's happening.
NovaBoard checks against a trusted database when anyone tries to register to see if they are a spammer, and with reCAPTCHA installed it provides a good barrier against automated spam-bots. Users that post spam are automatically detected and their posts become mod-queued instantly so that any spam messages do not get shown on your forums.
Topics are shown in a traditional method, but with a few nice additions such as status strips - red or green bars above the post to indicate if the member is online, and quick edit & quote functions to make editing and quoting specific posts a breeze.