Camen Design Forum

This project abandonned?

append delete Jos

Hi,
I'm wondering if the project is dead?
- No new features added for long.
- No Kroc postings (or am i missing them?)
- Forum full of spam posts and other nonsense that does not get removed by moderators

I really like this forum software and will hate to see it slowly disintegrate.

Is there alternative forum software somewhere else, with similar features (login system mostly)?

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append delete #1. pekman

I think NNF is active

Best Alternatives for *NNF*

1 - Punbb (http://punbb.informer.com/forums/)
2 - Luna (http://forum.getluna.org/index.php)
3 - Fluxbb (http://fluxbb.org/forums/index.php)

append delete #2. محمد

Something very sad to die like this project and that there will be no new features for a long time...

append delete #3. Lokihardt

Forum was badly coded anyway found loads of vulns and xss.

append delete #4. pekman

@Lokihardt Can you provide more information for this statement?

Forum was badly coded anyway found loads of vulns and xss.

append delete #5. Martijn

What new features do you need that you can’t plugin yourself through the theme system?

Forum was badly coded anyway found loads of vulns and xss.

Then I recommend you do the responsible thing an email Kroc, or file a bug on the issue tracker, and possibly file for a CVE. If you have found actual vulnerabilities, those will swiftly get patched. If not by Kroc, then by me, because I am using NNF privately as
well.

Also note that NNF is licensed under CC BY 3.0, and anyone should feel free to fork it.

append delete #6. Jos

I good restart would be to remove nonsensical posts and this remove noise. Give med moderator powers and i will remove dumb posts brutally :)

Pekmans alternatives are no alternatives at all since they have a traditional login/registration system. I do not want that.

append delete #7. Martijn

I good restart would be to remove nonsensical posts and this remove noise.

This forum is (for the most part) just a demo though. That’s why I often leave test posts around. Maybe I should make a habit of removing them after a few days. All posts I identify as spam (with off-site links and nonsensical buzzwords) I swiftly delete. So I am not sure there is a problem there.

I am mostly talking about the software when I am talking about improvements, not this installation

append delete #8. pekman
append delete #9. loftus

NNF is very best. No more functions required. That would *make NNF bloated* like so many forums softwares

append delete #10. Kroc

Allow me to provide some response to people's fears:

NNF is not "dead" in that it does exactly what it advertises it does and works on all current browsers; I would only consider it 'dead' if it no longer ran on up-to-date software. It hasn't been updated in some time, sure, but it continues to work in exactly the way intended and should for a long time -- I generally write code that lasts. There's CSS stuff I wrote 8-9 years ago that still renders perfectly.

A main reason why NNF hasn't been updated, besides the constant needs of my disabled son, is that I no longer want to release anything that is untested; I have done some work developing a solid, test-driven replacement for DOMTemplate which involves equally robust dependencies such as css2xpath (fully CSS3-compliant) and DOMSerialize (involving a new micro-XML format, with spec)

@martin

That’s why I often leave test posts around. Maybe I should make a habit of removing them after a few days. All posts I identify as spam (with off-site links and nonsensical buzzwords) I swiftly delete.

This is the process I take. Despite not being active in replying, I do _read_ everything that gets posted on the forums and will mostly delete test posts after a day or two.

#11. pekman

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append delete #12. pekman

I have done some work developing a solid, test-driven replacement for DOMTemplate which involves equally robust dependencies such as css2xpath (fully CSS3-compliant) and DOMSerialize (involving a new micro-XML format, with spec)

@Kroc, this is great news

append delete #13. Jos

Absolutely. I understand the focus you have on your disabled son - i have a disabled son myself- but some kind of "ping" once or twice a month will comfort those of us who really enjoy and need the software you've created, and are afraid its abandoned.

Also a bit stricter moderation and removal of nonsensical posts would be really great.

append delete #14. Martijn

@Jos note that NNF in its current iteration is pretty much feature complete, so abandonment means very little. If you run into actual bugs though, I would urge you to open an issue on GitHub (https://github.com/Kroc/NoNonsenseForum/issues) and ping me here or on GitHub (@Zegnat). If Kroc doesn’t have the time to get to the bug, I will try and provide a fix ASAP. That’s the beauty of open-source software development.

append delete #15. Jos

@Martijn Sorry for the late reply.
Im very fond of this forum and really like it. At the moment the only thing i would like is upload of images but I live fine without it.

append delete #16. Martijn

@Jos no problem!

the only thing i would like is upload of images but I live fine without it.

That, and especially the uploading of avatars, has been one of the most discussed features to date. There just isn’t really a clean way to implement them without adding loads of overhead, IMHO. Or at the least add more complex mark-up.

Of course there is some template code floating around here that will hotlink images when their URLs are placed on their own line in posts. That should suffice in many cases.

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