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  • _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    I’m building a list of the top 100 bbPress forums (it will be free to copy ala Creative Commons) and I am quite surprised to discover many more bbPress sites than I first suspected were out there. Some that definitely do not participate around here and/or lurk quietly!

    Many cool foreign languages too, like these:

    http://bbs.blogbeta.com/

    http://uptags.com/

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  • airdrawndagger
    Member

    @airdrawndagger


    mazdakam
    Member

    @mazdakam

    http://forum.wp-persian.com

    it is in Pesian language


    Null
    Member

    @null

    airdrawnd where can we download that theme? I want to make it bbMenu compatible :)


    airdrawndagger
    Member

    @airdrawndagger

    The theme is Blix, and I’ve modified the hell out of it. The headers from the WordPress theme are loaded into bbpress. It’d take some work I’m not willing to put in to make this a bbpress theme :)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Actually I have both of those sites already in the list :-)

    I was going to try to get the list out this weekend but sadly I will not have as much time as I hoped to work on it. But it’s coming along.

    I’ll say this much about bbPress sites compared to most other forum software – very few of them look alike.


    Novellino
    Member

    @novellino

    What about mine?

    http://www.inblog.it/forum/


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Wow that’s a nice one Novellino, very active too.

    I’ve added it.

    List is coming along slowly but surely.

    It will have to wait for next weekend to come out unfortunately but that will give me more time to find other lurking sites.


    benbeltran
    Member

    @benbeltran

    Nice idea! I’ll have to work on making my forums nicer if I want them to appear on that list :D


    mciarlo
    Member

    @mciarlo

    http://cairoshell.com/forum

    How about mine =).


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Oh you were one of the sites that inspired the idea for the list mciarlo!


    mciarlo
    Member

    @mciarlo

    Oh wow, thats truly a great compliment. Thank you ck!


    Beer
    Member

    @beer


    benbeltran
    Member

    @benbeltran

    @beer: nice.

    I guess It’s time to put my link … http://temporadadepatos.net/foros/ (spanish).

    By the way, how is this coming aorund anyways?


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Oh that looks fantastic benbeltran (is that theme available for my theme demo?)

    The list is slowly but steadily coming long.

    I either keep getting distracted or burnt out on bbpress stuff.

    I cautiously “promise” to put something up this coming weekend.

    ps. yup, grindhouse was already on the list…


    benbeltran
    Member

    @benbeltran

    Sure … but i had to make some hacks to the template-functions *shame* to allow for color-changing tag-cloud.

    :( I don’t know better.


    airdrawndagger
    Member

    @airdrawndagger

    benbeltran: Your forum is what made me decide on going with bbpress :)


    vlp
    Member

    @vlp

    benbeltran: have you managed to get the page number on thread listing? is there any plugin for that?


    baptiste
    Member

    @baptiste

    Not much traffic – but I’ve got Refresh going for my plugin blog and forums. Matches quite nicely – I mucked with the themes a bit but the ports were done by others thankfully. Getting the integration and WP sidebar on the forums took some fun mucking in the code…

    http://plugins.baptiste.us/

    http://plugins.baptiste.us/forums/

    One of these days I’ll diff the changes I made to the Refresh port to get it to match the WP theme and have everything line up properly…

    This site is still under development:

    http://onthepitch.org/talk/

    Still need to tweak the theme some, but I’ve made a variety of navigational changes. Click any topic and look at the meta section. Click on a forum and note the navigation links. Click on a subforum and note the breadcrumb trail. On the front page – I like having the latest posts first, but added a ‘Forums’ column to indicate where they were and make it easier for folks to jump into a forum (no scrolling down for active forums)

    Still a bit to do, but it’s working better each day. The theme will eventually be green – thus the green ads. I keep trying to convince myself NOT to shoehorn in AJAX posting – but I really miss it – something that made bbPress ‘cool’


    benbeltran
    Member

    @benbeltran

    @airdrawndagger: Thanks :D I’m glad it made you switch to this great software.

    @vlp: Sorry, I didn’t quite understand. The page number, like for every page on the forum that’s displayed on the front page? If it’s that, there’s a plugin for that :o… but I get the feeling that’s not what you meant.

    @baptiste: I like the blue theme from baptiste.us … :) Though maybe the blue text should be a bit clearer when its on blue backgrounds.


    fel64
    Member

    @fel64


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    I am pleased to have something to finally show for all my searching efforts.

    This list is obviously unofficial and just in beta test, I am still adding features and making corrections:

    http://bbshowcase.org/forums/view/top100

    http://bbshowcase.org/forums/view/top1000

    There are roughly 1,000 sites listed, with the top 100 to showcase either sheer number of members/posts or user votes for style, etc.

    Right now they are listed in order of total members (but you can sort). I will have it eventually list by a weight between members, posts and votes for style.

    Also there will be user voting and preview thumbnails of the sites. (I was trying to use snap previews but it suddenly stopped working for me, so they might not have liked hundreds of links on a page, LOL – they are slow anyway and I want to learn to do snapshots via crawling code anyway)

    Some interesting observations/conclusions from all my work on this (whew):

    1. There are roughly 1000 public bbpress sites in existance

    2. A great deal (>~80%) of these sites have less than double-digit members, hence I consider them “micro forums”

    3. bbPress is being adopted worldwide in an impressive variety of countries and languages

    4. SEO’er/search engine spammers/made-for-adsense makers seem to have found and love bbPress (unfortunately)

    5. There are some really amazing designs out there

    6. Apparently the people that participate on bbpress.org are a very small fraction of the people using bbPress!

    7. At least several dozen sites had installed bbPress and uninstalled it a few weeks later :-(


    fel64
    Member

    @fel64

    If you’re going to list Loinhead, you might as well put in some numbers. :)

    http://forums.loinhead.net/statistics.php


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Congrats you made the top 100 ;-)

    Is anyone seeing the snap icons in the top100 list? Are they just blocked for me or for everyone? I think snap decided they didn’t like me :-( Worked for a few hours and then disappeared.


    fel64
    Member

    @fel64

    Have you got the raw data, would you share it? Or fancy putting up some visualisations and analysis up publically anyway?


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    Hey, I made the top 100 and I am so embarrassed: my design is basically stock. http://riversideinfo.org/forum/

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