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Hi Guys!

This post contains 41 Good Ideas based at "Snitz Forums 2000"

http://forum.snitz.com/specs.asp contains the specifications of this ASP based forum.

I think it's a good ideas todo list:

The [v] boxes are that I suppose to already be implemented on JForum. Would who better knows JForum helps to correctly mark the boxes? The idea is to register the new features to JIRA after that.

01. [v] Complete web based administration
02. [v] Unlimited Forums
03. [v] Unlimited moderators
04. [v] Locking/UnLocking/Deleting of Categories, Forums, Topics and Members by Moderators and/or Admins
05. [v] Registration functions
06. [ ] Enable/Disable Registration
07. [ ] Restricted/Open Registration
08. [ ] Email Validation functions
09. [v] Password Encryption
10. [ ] Web based feature customization
11. [v] Optional Email notification features supporting many popular components
12. [v] Post Editing, with optional text to track modifications
13. [v] Quick Reply feature
14. [ ] Flood Control feature
15. [v] Active Topic Listing
16. [v] Private Forums
17. [v] Forum Code and HTML enable/disable
18. [ ] Email Topic To A Friend Feature
19. [ ] Printer Friendly Feature
20. [ ] Sticky Topics feature
21. [v] Topic Sorting feature
22. [v] Search Topics/Forums
23. [v] Grouping of Categories
24. [v] Personal Profiles for each user
25. [ ] AOL, MSN, ICQ and Yahoo web based messaging built in
26. [v] URL postings, show links to other sites/pages
27. [ ] Bad Word Filtering feature

28. [ ] Enable/Disable Registration
Your forums can now truly be members-only by disabling registration of new members.

29. [ ] Restricted/Open Registration
When the Restrict Registration feature is turned on, the Administrator of the forums can approve or deny registration of new members.

30. [ ] Email Validation
With the Email Validation feature turned on, new members have to click on a URL sent to them in an email to prove that their email address is valid. Administrators can see the Pending Members in the Admin Section of the forums and approve or delete Pending Members manually if necessary. A new validation email is sent out each time a member changes his/her email address in their profiles.

31. [v] Password Encryption
All passwords are now stored in the database and cookies after they have been encrypted.

32. [v] Quick Reply
When the Quick Reply feature is turned on, a text field will appear at the bottom of the topic page, allowing members to quickly post a reply without having to go to the posting page first.

33. [v] Improved Posting Page
The posting page has several new features, such as:
1) Smilies are displayed on the page instead of in a pop-up window
2) New formatting options
3) Auto-insertion of the Forum Code around the selected text (Internet Explorer only)
4) JavaScript Form validation (no more loss of your post when you forget to enter the subject)

34. [ ] Flood Control
To prevent flooding of the forums or double posts, the Administrator can turn on Flood Control. The Flood Control Time the admin specifies is the time a member has to wait in-between posts. If (s)he posts before the Flood Control Time has elapsed, a message will be displayed to notify the member of this.
This feature does not affect Moderators and Administrators.

35. [ ] Sticky Topics
Administrators and Moderators can now choose to make a topic sticky. With this done, the topic will stay on the top of the topic list no matter how old it is.

36. [v] Topic Sorting
Each user can now sort the topics on the forum page by a couple criteria:
1) Last Post Time
2) Topic Title
3) Topic Author
4) Number of Replies
5) Number of Views
These can be sorted in ascending or descending order, and for a specified timespan

37. [v] Category Grouping
Group Categories enables you to "group" Categories together into "Groups" to better organize how Categories are displayed on your forum.

38. [ ] Dynamic Signatures
With this feature turned on, signatures will be stored in the database separate from the posts instead of as part of the post.
This allows members to change their signature in all posts they've made by simply editing their profiles.

39. [ ] Bad Word Filter
The Bad Word Filter has been rewritten, now allowing you to enter both the word to be filtered, and the text that will be used to replace the filtered word.

40. [ ] Jump To Last Post
On the forums' homepage and forum pages you can now find an extra icon to quickly jump to the last post made in a forum or topic.

41. [v] Improved Moderator Assigning
Administrators can now assign moderators to forums directly from the forums' homepage or the forum page.
This happens in a similar way as when using Private Forums with the Allowed Members List option.



PS: BUG: The visualization option is not working at this moment: JavaScript error at line 191: AjaxUtils is not defined.
[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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Hi Guys!

This post contains 54 Good Ideas based at "Invision Power Board 2"

http://www.invisionpower.com/ip.dynamic/products/board/features.html contains the specifications of this PHP based forum.

I think it's another good ideas todo list:

User Discipline
01. [ ] Moderation queue
02. [ ] Warning system
03. [ ] Suspension
04. [ ] Ban controls
05. [ ] Ignore user

Site Integration
06. [ ] IPB Portal
07. [ ] Data export API
08. [ ] Event handler for external code
09. [ ] Converge

Skinning & Languages
10. [ ] Integrated skin editor
11. [ ] Easy CSS editor
12. [ ] Integrated language editor

Maintenance & Management
13. [ ] Integrated SQL manager
14. [ ] Attachment management
15. [ ] Task manager
16. [ ] Comprehensive rebuild tools

Promotion
17. [ ] Bulk mailer
18. [ ] Search engine spider controls

Posting
19. [ ] Multiple attachments
20. [ ] Custom BBCodes
21. [ ] Multi-quote
22. [ ] BBCodes
23. [ ] Emoticons
24. [ ] Bad-word filters

Viewing Topics & Posts
25. [ ] Outline, Standard & Linear+ topic views
26. [ ] User-selectable pagination
27. [ ] Topic & post subscriptions

Installation
28. [ ] Integrated installer
29. [ ] Supported RDBMS'

Users & Groups
30. [ ] Permissions masks
31. [ ] Multi-user groups
32. [ ] Group promotion
33. [ ] Custom profile fields

Forum Control
34. [ ] Unlimited sub-forums
35. [ ] Independent forum skins
36. [ ] Redirect forums
37. [ ] Trash-can forum
38. [ ] Password-protected forums

Moderation
39. [ ] Topic multi-moderation
40. [ ] Inline moderation
41. [ ] Global and forum moderators
42. [ ] Moderation queue

Statistics & Auditing
43. [ ] Detailed admin & moderator logs
44. [ ] E-mail logs
45. [ ] Error logs
46. [ ] Detailed registration, topic, post & PM statistics

Searching
47. [ ] Full-text searching
48. [ ] Easy and advanced search options

Sharing & Application Integration
49. [ ] XML archiving
50. [ ] Skin & language export & import
51. [ ] Export topics to Word/HTML
52. [ ] Export personal messages
53. [ ] RSS topic feed
54. [ ] Lo-fi version for printing/alternative devices

[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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One more features list!

http://www.jivesoftware.com/products/forums/features.jsp contains the specifications of this Java based forum.

The list is a bit more complex... I suggest take a look directly there.

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[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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Thanks for these. They are realy usefull. I was considering contributing to the project and your lists pointed some things out that I could implement.

I have a question: in the skinning & languages section could I squeeze "User chosen skin"?
[originally posted on jforum.net by easternRAT]
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Hi Guys!

This post contains 86 Good Ideas based at "Web Wiz Forums"

http://www.webwizguide.info/web_wiz_forums/forum_features.asp?mode= contains the specifications of this ASP based forum.

One more good ideas todo list:

01. [ ] Extensive Setup Documentation
02. [ ] All source code is provided and commented for easy modifications or learning from
03. [ ] Database-backed with MS Access or MS SQL Server
04. [ ] Stored Procedures (SQL Server Version) for superior performance
05. [ ] 160bit One way encryption of all passwords for higher security
06. [ ] Web Wiz Rich Text Editor - (WYSIWYG post editor) with cross browser and platform support
07. [ ] Includes 'HTML Secure' Technology to prevent malicious code such as XSS being posted using the WYSIWYG Editor
08. [ ] Message text formatting
09. [ ] Animated Emoticon images (optional)
10. [ ] Avatar Gallery (optional)
11. [ ] Uploading of Avatars by members (optional)
12. [ ] Member avatar uploading (optional)
13. [ ] Image and file uploading in posts (server components required)
14. [ ] Hyper-links, FTP links, and email address can be added to posts
15. [ ] Images (GIF, JPEG, PNG) and Flash animation (optional) can be added to posts and signatures
16. [ ] Various Skins available
17. [ ] Private Messenger System (optional)
18. [ ] Forum polls (optional)
19. [ ] Active Topics Page
20. [ ] Unlimited member groups
21. [ ] Powerful security options, select which member groups or individuals can view, reply, post, etc. in each forum you setup
22. [ ] Ladder system for member groups (optional)
23. [ ] Create private password protected forums
24. [ ] Member Control Panel
25. [ ] Image Security Code when registering to prevent remote spamming (CAPTCHA)
26. [ ] Image Security Code when logging in to prevent password cracking tools (CAPTCHA)
27. [ ] Post Preview
28. [ ] Quick reply feature
29. [ ] Dynamic signatures with signature preview
30. [ ] Choose whether to attach signature to messages
31. [ ] Printer friendly version of posts for Topic printing
32. [ ] Message quoting and editing
33. [ ] Hot topics and new posts icons
34. [ ] Announcements and Sticky Topics
35. [ ] Extensive forum member FAQ/help files
36. [ ] Guest posting (optional)
37. [ ] Multiple Administrators
38. [ ] Set multiple moderator groups or multiple individuals to moderate forums
39. [ ] Member configurable time off-set and date format
40. [ ] Email activation of new memberships accounts (optional)
41. [ ] Active Topics Page
42. [ ] Forum statistics
43. [ ] COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) compliance
44. [ ] Advanced Malicious Code Filters for greater security
45. [ ] IP banning
46. [ ] Email and email domain banning
47. [ ] Enable/Disable Registration - Disable new members signing up
48. [ ] Lock Forums for maintenance
49. [ ] Lock old or closed Topics
50. [ ] Move Topics between Forums
51. [ ] Move Posts between Topics and Forums
52. [ ] Set Forum Moderators
53. [ ] Unlimited Topics, Posts, and Members
54. [ ] Terms of Service agreement
55. [ ] Jump to a forum
56. [ ] Email notification, subscribe and unsubscribe to any forum or topic
57. [ ] Email notification subscription page to view and edit all forums and topics subscribed to
58. [ ] Email forgotten passwords to users at login
59. [ ] Email topic to a friend
60. [ ] Built-in email messenger
61. [ ] Welcome email sent to new members
62. [ ] Support for Microsoft's CDONTS and CDOSYS, w3 JMail, Persists AspEmail, and ServerObjects AspMail components
63. [ ] Extensive web based password protected Administration and Configuration Centre
64. [ ] Searchable members list
65. [ ] Message, Subject and Author full Search facilities
66. [ ] Language file for easy conversion for non-English web sites (comes with international English language file)
67. [ ] Additional language files available
68. [ ] Stored Procedures used on SQL Server version for higher performance
69. [ ] Suspend or delete unwanted member accounts
70. [ ] Batch delete posts
71. [ ] Batch move posts between forums
72. [ ] Batch delete members
73. [ ] Batch delete Private Messages
74. [ ] Configurable Bad word filter - configure word to be replaced and word to replace with
75. [ ] Configurable Advanced Flood Control and Anti-spam settings - prevents forum post flooding and double posting
76. [ ] Forum statistics
77. [ ] Active Users List, see who's on the forum at that time
78. [ ] Auto Login
79. [ ] Log-off user
80. [ ] Cascading Style sheets
81. [ ] Delete Topics or individual Posts by Forum Administrator and Moderators
82. [ ] 100% ASP code, no DLL's required
83. [ ] Full source code commented on each line
84. [ ] Well structured and commented code for modification and for learning (source code provided)
85. [ ] Versions available for MS Access 2000 and MS SQL Server 7.0/2000
86. [ ] On-line database creation tool for MS SQL Server 7.0/2000 version (Database included with Access version)

[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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easternRAT wrote:Thanks for these. They are realy usefull. I was considering contributing to the project and your lists pointed some things out that I could implement.

I have a question: in the skinning & languages section could I squeeze "User chosen skin"?


Guy, I really don't understand what you would like to know... are you talking about some feature listed above, or talking about some JForum's feature?
[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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hah, such a great topic

This feature list should go to the main page!

Also, developers wanted to help building it

Rafael
[originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
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I am using jforum for quite a while, the Features I miss the most are:


-Joining two topics
-Spliting one topic in two
-Moving post from a topic to another.
-Multiuser Moderation system (I was thinking about a simple system: In a forum, all new post has a status "invisible" making it invisible to everyone except moderators who can switch it to visible or delete it)

-Polls
-No Reply Forums (You can only post a new Topic, not reply to it) only moderators and the original poster can reply. It can be use for 'adds forums' ie Selling a car, answers are expected in PM.

-Self moderated Topics: The original poster can delete post in his thread.
-More visibility to sticky or annouce posts.

That's all for today.


[originally posted on jforum.net by pala]
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Hi Guys!

This post contains 31 Good Ideas based at "FuseTalk"

http://www.fusetalk.com/products/features.cfm contains the specifications of this ColdFusion based forum.

Adding good ideas to this todo list... check it there!
[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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Hi Guys!

This post contains 76 Good Ideas based at "Ideal BB"

http://www.idealscience.com/site/products/idealbb.aspx contains the specifications of this ASP based forum.
[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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Hi Guys!

This post contains 43 Good Ideas based at "Ideal BB.NET"

http://www.idealscience.com/site/products/idealbb.net.aspx?m=s contains the specifications of this .NET based forum.
[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
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Hi Guys!

This post contains Good Ideas based at "Lussumo Vanilla"

http://getvanilla.com contains the specifications of this PHP based forum.
[originally posted on jforum.net by leandro_salvador]
 
 
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