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NitPick 2011 Anonymous Image Board Reviewed

This is the first time we review an Imageboard software, and we start with the new Nitpick 2011. You probably know the famous 4chan website, that also relies on the same concept: provide an easy way for people to discuss and share pictures with other members. If this is what you are looking for, you are not going to be disappointed with Nitpick 2011, if not, maybe its design could surprise you a bit.

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Export the Facebook Discussion Board with Forum for pages

As we reported it on a previous news, Facebook is planning to remove the Discussion Boards app from all Facebook pages on October 31th, including all previous discussions, topics and messages. Fortunately, a small Irish company, Pixode Ltd, has released a new application, called Forum for pages for Facebook, providing a basic forum software for this social network AND allowing you to migrate your data from the old Discussion Board app to this one.

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If you want to see it right now, our Facebook page was migrated to this new application.

Here is how to backup and keep a forum on your own Facebook page:

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Forum Press Review - October 2011

Here we are for our monthly press review of October 2011:

  • Invision Power Services was really active during September, releasing their eCommerce and business management application IP.Nexus 1.3.2, their search engine optimization tool IP.SEO 1.5.1, and a development version of IP.Board 3.2.3.
  • Internet Brands is also celebrating a new release of vBulletin 4.1.7.
  • Please remember upgrading your MyBB installation to 1.6.4, which integrates a fix of a security vulnerability. Note that MyBB 1.6.5, that will be the next version with new features, seems getting closer to release. The MyBB Merge System is also upgraded to 1.6.2, fixing 21 bugs mostly for PunBB, IPB, phpBB, SMF and vBulletin importations.
  • After celebrating their first anniversary, the XenForo team is working hard on the next major version 1.1, that will provide many features like custom profile fields, Admin Control Panel search feature, auto-embedding media resources, notices, thread prefixing, right-to-left language support and many more!
  • Single-Sign-on is finally included into Vanilla. For this feature to be supported on your forum, you will have to select among the two following plugins: ProxyConnect or jsConnect.
  • Finally, the two competitors FluxBB and PunBB gained a +1 on their respective version number, mostly for fixing security issues

Happy reading, and enjoy the coming week-end!

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Facebook Removes Discussion Board App From Pages

Facebook has decided to remove all Discussion Boards from Pages on October 31th, 2011. This is a real sad news for Facebook Pages managers, that are going to lose thousands of topics and messages that were stored in this really popular Facebook Page Application, that reached 54 million users per month during its most active period.

Facebook Discussion Board on Pages
Facebook Discussion Board on Pages
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bbPress 2.0 released

Two years after version 1.1, bbPress is finally out! This forum plugin of the famous Wordpress blog software got really nice improvements since the last version, including: better integration with Wordpress, as they use now the same dashboard, and both blogs and forums are now more tight. Wordpress themes are really more simple to adjust to the forum layout, and the general stability is really now a step forward.

bbPress is a simple forum software supporting user profiles, topic tags, notifications, Akismet antispam,... and brings this for free to any Wordpress installation version 3.2.1.

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