I’m still looking around for a good forum to integrate with a Radiant
site that I’m working on, and I have narrowed it down to three options
in the Rails world:
(a) RForum - that seems to be updated less frequently, but seems quite
(b) Altered Beast - quoted as an exemplary Rails 2 application
© El Dorado - Seems quite nice and has nice extra features
As such, my main requirements are quite simple:
(a) Multiple forums, discussions and messages
(b) Good spam controls and support for moderating messages, users, etc.
© User control and registration
(d) Some integration with e-mail (like watching threads) - optional.
(e) Support for multi-lingual messages (UI doesn’t need to be)
(f) Some support for Integration: modify style sheets, simple recent
messages page, a simple user model, etc.
Looking around in the non-Rails world, I find that PhpBB is popular but
has a bad name when it comes to security and some people say that it is
quite hard to integrate with/ change. Another one I stumbled across is
called Vanilla and it seems to have a good reputation for a clean UI and
ease of integration and support for add-ons. URL:
Does anyone have any suggestions/ experience to share? It is acceptable
for the BBS to run on a separate sub-domain from the Radiant site.
There is no need for there to be very tight integration between the two.
Thanks for your help.
10/31/2008 | 2:19 AM.