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GeneralNoNonsense Forum Details
Version 18
Release Date 05.MAR.12
Author Kroc Camen
URL camendesign.com
Free and Open Source Yes
License CC-BY 3
License cost 0
Programming Language PHP
UTF-8 Support Yes
Type Flat
Installation method manual
Upgrade method manual
Data StorageNoNonsense Forum Details
Postgres No
Oracle No
SQLite No
Textfiles No
other RSS
Hosting available No
PostsNoNonsense Forum Details
BBCode No
Emoticons No
Formatting Toolbar No
Quoting Nested
Syntax Highlighting No
Attachments No
ForumsNoNonsense Forum Details
Categories No
Subforums unlimited
Last Post Yes
Redirect Forums No
Trashcan Forum No
Anti-Spam and SecurityNoNonsense Forum Details
Groups No
Flood Control No
ACLs Yes
Blacklist No
Warnings No
Suspension No
Bans No
IP-Block No
Audit Logging No
User Reports No
NotificationNoNonsense Forum Details
E-Mail No
Instant Messaging  
Bookmarks No
CommunityNoNonsense Forum Details
Avatars No
User Ranks No
Rating/Karma System No
Signatures No
Users Online List No
Private Messaging No
Custom profile fields No
ModerationNoNonsense Forum Details
Moderators global and forums
Move Threads No
Split Threads No
Close Threads Yes
Shadow Topics No
Sticky Threads Yes
Important Threads No
SearchNoNonsense Forum Details
Full-text search No
Author search No
Advanced search No
Unread Topics No
CustomizationNoNonsense Forum Details
Languages 1
Templates global
Custom BBCodes No
Skin-Editor No
Smiley Packs No
Plugins No
Special FeaturesNoNonsense Forum Details
Statistics No
Polls No
Calendar No
Friendly URLs Yes
Data ManagementNoNonsense Forum Details
Pruning No
Archiving No
Export Formats RSS
Export private messages No
Lo-Fi View Yes

NoNonsense Forum

NoNonsense Forum is a free, open source, PHP-based simple discussion forum. It favours removing barriers to conversation rather than massaging egos.

There is no database; all data is just RSS. Starting a new thread just creates a new RSS feed. Replying just adds an item to the feed.

There is no registration screen and e-mail confirmation to go through just to post; NoNonsense Forum asks you for a name and password when you post, but this name and password forms a unique token, protecting the name from other people using it. Every time you want to post, just use the same name and password to keep the same name. It couldn’t be simpler!

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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