Our new textboard script is inspired by similar motivations as RAL neoforum: attempting to re-invent textboards in a system that feels more like traditional forums. I really appreciate this script -- the board list, thread list, and thread view are very refreshing; nice atom feed, too. We try to provide an atom feed for recent comments and new threads too, as well as giving each thread its own atom feed.
Instead of focusing on major frontend reshaping, our killer feature is federation, and we kill /boards/ in two different ways: the first is that threads are primarily categorized by tags, which can be combined for a custom homepage view; the second is that a tag can be claimed on a server to create a user-managed board, but moderation only applies within that server-board view; deleted comments/threads still exist on the rest of the server and network.
Come visit , would love to hear your thoughts on our approach, and also love to hear about the lessons you learned making RAL and what decisions you made in RAL that have paid off / define this "neoforum" concept.
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Another interesting "neoforum" (2018): https://github.com/kawa-kokosowa/bubblebbs
Features a twist on the tripcode system, where tripcoders are treated as first-class members, able to set custom capcodes, tripcode color, and have a profile page linked to a post history. A long-held assumption in the Western anonymous forum community is that authenticated identities are bad; is it so bad to question that?