bbpress vs the others
Ive been playing with some forum software/scripts and i would like to ask the bbpress/wordpress coummunity some questions/opinions on this.
I’ve tested bbpress and so far i can see its a very lightweight forum system, it integrates nicely with wordpress, it doesnt have many functions the competition has but in my opinion most of them are really not needed and make the forum heavy on server resources.
Having said this here’s the questions?
1- Spammers – How’s the protection/management on this, is there a way of bulk deleting spammers or keeping them “at bay”?
2- Translation – i’ve been trying to translate bbpress but the info on how to do it is mostly wordpress as the process is very similar…so i looked in to online translation tools but none of them have bbpress as a project…not even Glotpress itself…i know there are desktop tools but for example i tried poedit and i only want to translate what the user sees not the admin panel, but it seems i have to copy every line to the translated section…there isnt a method to copy all strings and then edit the ones i want, i would take me a while doing it one by one and my professional life doesnt allow me, im sure more are interested in this and adding bbpress to glotpress would be a good idea as “everyone” could “chip in”.
3- search engines – some of the traffic to forums are made by search engines but unlike the competition bbpress doesnt have a method to manage them, the last forum script i tried was mybb and it has a whole section dedicated to bots and their permissions. Can this be overcomed in bbpress with a simple sitemap? the way i see it a sitemap only has urls not the content… if i keep the forum readble to everyone will the sitemap be enough, the way i see it the bot finds the url in the sitemap and then crawls the pages for content, i think this is enough.
4- Besides bbpress what other forum scripts would you recommend, personnaly mybb and fluxbb caught my eye and seem very lightweight, also i noticed the wp-foum pluggin as been forked into the WP Forum Server, one of the things i like on a forum is the ability to have a name based permalink like wordpress and bbpress, i find this feature very usefull as people can see by the words on the url (hovering mouse above link) what the link is about.
I know its a lot of questions but any info even if little is apreciated.
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