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    Hello all,
    could anyone recomend a good forum app that's written in ASP and supports MSSQL ?
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    Snitz Forum 2000 is excellent, and many other users will tell you this as well.

    Have fun, and good luck with youe forum explorations!
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    Oh yeah I know, Snitz rules, It's just that I want to test some other forums as well, what else would be a good choice ?
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    Issues with Snitz

    Snitz is a reasonable solution if all you want is a solution out of a box. However if you want to customise it, be prepared for a lot of very tedious coding.

    I came onto a project half way through that was using Snitz as a base for considerable customising - and am still working on it. Setting up the integrated login (so that your users don't need to login twice) is straightforward but tedious, but what is more frustrating is the HTML that is generated. Most of it is not HTML 4.1 compliant and it creates large and slow pages, often in the 80-100K mark. We're in the process of making the code compliant and forcing stylesheets onto it which has turned into a real plate of spagetti...

    Don't get me wrong, the forum works fine and has some nifty features - it was chosen though, mainly because it supported Thai, which most of the others that were looked at apparently did not.

    Support is reasonable, but there is no "official" documentation that comes bundled with it, and unlocking the secrets behind some of the more cryptic functions is difficult and made more so by erratic and very difficult to read coding.

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    Thanks for the inside Dr. Gonzo,
    what would be your choice out of ASP forums aside from Snitz ?

    PS: I've installed Snitz on my server and found it very advanced, however the coding it self seems to be very confusing
    Vladimir S. Pekulas
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    When I looked through the Snitz code I decided that I will write a forum app from the scratch faster that I would make this work and look 100% as I want, so I left it almost unchanged.
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    Sorry, but I can't recommend any others - I've got to stick with what I inherited (Snitz). There are lots of others available - I'll take a browse through any one of the many ASP portals and check out the forum software available. I've heard reasonable things about asp-dev (www.asp-dev.com) but have never tried it myself and some have said it is quite buggy...

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    Originally posted by Dr Gonzo
    I've heard reasonable things about asp-dev (www.asp-dev.com) but have never tried it myself and some have said it is quite buggy...

    Cheers
    As far as I remember Snitz was based on asp-dev's forum.
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    Ideal Bulletin Board seems to be quite nice, I'm thinking of switching over to it myself.

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