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I have a need to have some type of user posting environment where they can post text and pictures.
This is for internal company use only, so there will be limited access.

I am concidering using some type of newsgroup or blog software.

Just looking for some recomendations.

System this will be running on is FC3. Apache, PHP, Mysql.

Thanks in advance.
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by:pjedmond
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In order to get help - you will be better off using a 'mainstream' bulletin board application. Personally, I'd recommend phpBB from that perspective:

http://www.phpbb.com/

....although keep an eye out for updates, as php has historically had a bad time with vulnerability issues! For the picture aspect, you need a mod that goes with it:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=381282&highlight=picture

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by:pjedmond
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If it's a hosted server, yo umay find that phpBB or something else is already provided. If you ned help with the applciation, then you may be better off using the application hosted by the provider?

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by:jkratzer
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I'm going to install the phpbb and give it a test.  Will let you know in a day or two.
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by:pjedmond
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Have fun:)

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by:jkratzer
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phpBB is a little bigger monster than I was looking for.

Was looking for a slightly simpler/smaller app since this is going on an internal only web server.

I am going to use phpBB in another location later on another project though.

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pjedmond earned 125 total points
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If you want a really 'baby' board, (and you are happy with Perl), then try the 'fong device':

http://hammer.prohosting.com/~fongdev/

This site uses this script:

http://www.stableminds.com/tech/

(and all the other boards on that site use the same script). Please feel free to try a few tests on the 'tech' board only. I am responsible for this site, and I'm more than happy for you to do that.

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by:pjedmond
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Worth mentioning that it desn't even use PHP or a database. Once you start using a database, then the size of the application will 'bloat' as people attempt to 'cram' in more features. If you're going to use phpBB in one location, then you might as well use it in others, as you will have got through the 'learning' curve(cliff), and having more examples that you administer helps keep your knowledge/skills 'sharp'

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by:jkratzer
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pjedmond,
Fong Device is exactly what I was looking for.

phpBB was to big for what this customer needed, but it will be perfect for another one of mine.

Thanks
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