I am planning to start a mathematical bulletin board and would like to use Mathjax to render mathematics. I know that this is possible using phpBB3 (although only from looking at one board that uses it). Does anyone know of (free) Bulletin Board software that supports Mathjax without one having to delve into the code of the board? Adding plug-ins/mods etc would not be a deterrent to me.
Unfortunately, I think you'll have to rely on phpBB3 if it supports it, because I'm quite sure you'll have to implement your own plugin, whatever the forum you will choose, as Mathjax is not the most popular extension you can expect (particularly if you compare it to smileys or instant messaging
By the way, since I'm answering very lately, what forum did you finally choose, and could you provide us the URL of your forum to see how it looks like?
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probably it's to late now, since your post was more than 3 weeks ago, but there is a Mathjax plugin for WolLab Burning Board: http://www.woltlab.com/pluginstore/plugin.html?pluginID=559
oops. I just saw that you are looking for a free board....
there is a full version of Burning Board you have to pay for, but also a free version with less features... The plugin supports both