Re: let’s build a poll plugin!
Well there’s isn’t any forum development issue that is urgent in a firetruck sort of way (but that’s a cute expression).
Maybe I’m just being impatient, maybe it’s far too soon for bbpress to attract a decent base of plugin developers/users. I’d just like to see it sooner than later. 0.8.2.1 added some critical features, with just a few more it’s almost ready to hatch.
Let’s look at the finish line, one possible goal for bbpress. Take a look at a typical Simple Machines forum aka SMF (PHP+mysql, open source)
http://forums.lesterchan.net/ (that’s GamerZ)
look at the useful features on the page.
Now look at the lovely low query counts down below.
I’m a big vbulletin fan but that works better than vbulletin IMHO.
I wouldn’t call that forum “heavyweight” and I wouldn’t call SMF “bloated”. So what’s going to be bbpress’s niche then if it’s not going to do what SMF does?
(ps. poke through the menus on SMF 2.0 too http://www.simplemachines.org/community/ oh and then look at the insanely low query count at the bottom of a full page of posts)