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Posted by Robert ( on January 09, 2002 at 14:20:20:

In Reply to: Suggestion for a great new message board posted by Robert on January 09, 2002 at 11:52:50:

phpBB aims to be one of the most customizable forums packages available today. To this end we provide many features to aid in changing the user experiance on your forums. These include:
Ability to Turn on/off HTML in Posts
Ability to turn on/on BBCode in posts
Administrator definable ranks for users (both definably by number of posts and by individual user)
Ability to define individual images for each rank
Ability for users to change their usernames (this can be disabled by the administrator)
Robust themeing scripts. Allow you to quickly and easily change the look of your board
Ability for users to choose the theme they like the most, and for the administrator to override said choices
We also include all the staples of todays modern message boards such as:
Posting, replying, and editing of topics/messages
Private messaging system so users can send messages to one and other
Emotion Icons (Smilies)
Specialized HTML-like BBCode for links, email addresses and images
Option to be notified by email when your topic is replied to
IP tracking on posts (viewable only by moderators/administrators)
Mulitpal forum moderators
Super moderators who can moderate any forum
Administrator accounts that can change the forum settings
Banning of users by their username and/or IP
Ability to disallow offensive or inappropriate usernames
Simple interface for adding headers, footers and meta tags to every forum page
Cookies to keep track of your last visit and show you what posts are new on each visit.Session managment functions that allow you to login and not have to type your password again untill the next visit
Strong encryption to keep your password safe in our database
Simple installation script that'll have you up and running in minutes
For the techies amoung you some of the technical features of phpBB are:
Backended by MySQL
Number of forums/topics/posts/users only limited by what your database server can handle (MySQL tops out at around 50,000,000 records!)
Fully compatiable with PHP3 (version 3.0.9 and up) and PHP4
Pattern matching done with Perl compatable regulare expressions
Optimized database design, with an emphasis on speed and proformance
And many more smaller features that make the overall user experiance fun and entertaining. Overall phpBB is a feature rich forums package that can easly meet all your needs.

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