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WIT, the first WWWBoard ever

Have you ever wondered what was the first forum software? A bit of history for Christmas, that's our present.

The first forum software (at this period a forum software was called a WWWBoard) was developed by the W3 consortium in 1994 and it was named WIT, which stands for W3 Interactive Talk. It was developed in about 3 days, and was mainly used for technical discussions at the W3. The main goal of its implementation was an attempt for consortium to look for a more convenient way of discussing, to maybe replace (or improve) newsgroups and mailing lists. You can notice this aim is about to be achieved with more modern forum softwares.

The WIT website still exists, even if it is no more available, which means we can't propose you a live demonstration of this software (I see some people crying Wink.

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Website Toolbox down for about 24 hours

As some members (Mat, Rick and Jon by mail) reported it, Website Toolbox architecture was down for more than 1 day, starting from yesterday morning (December 22nd, 2010).

From the information we have, the failure seems to come from the DNS name, which was not responding anymore. It may be due to a wrong operation in their DNS zone.

The good news is that the forum are now up again, but apparently, nobody at Website Toolbox was replying during the failure, which created a huge panic reaction... For people asking about a refund, Jon informed us that nothing is going to be done.

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Drupal Tip #9: Theme Forum Topics

You are complaining about Drupal Forum because topics does not look like REAL topics, like the one you find in major forum softwares? Here is how to make them beautiful.

Drupal Forum Topic
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Wikid Forum Review and Live Demonstration Available

The fusion of Wikis and Forum, reunified in one single software, is born, and its name is Wikid Forum!

Wikid Forum has just been reviewed at FSR! If you notice an unusual number of news, Yes, Christmas is approaching, and we finally find some times to make FSR alive again...

An updated version has been installed as well to let you test and discover this software via the Wikid Forum Live Demonstration.

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Drupal Tip #8: Hide Specific Forum Containers

After a long time, the Drupal Tips are back, with a new series of 4 tips. We hope you'll enjoy them.

When you support a large forum community, which could contain dozens of categories (in the Drupal terminology, they are called container), it is not always relevant to
display all of them in the main forum index page. This could be easily customized using one of the existing forum preprocessor.

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