Hanselforums - Evaluating Forums Software - AspNetForums and InstantForum.NET
After reading the very good comments on The Developer Theory of the Third Place post, I put up some forums...
Looks like the group has decided on the AspNetForums for its speed and simplicity. You can visit either /forum or /forums and they both point to (via 301 Permanent Redirect, Thanks ISAPI_Rewrite!) http://www.hanselman.com/forum.
Thanks to all the early adopters and testers. You're a great bunch and I'm happy to call you my friends and my community.
UPDATE: There are now two for evaluation. AspNetForums - is at http://www.hanselman.com/forum . InstantForum.NET - is at http://www.hanselman.com/forums (plural). Two forums enter, only one forum leaves! You will decide. Please visit both. So far, the feeling is that AspNetForums is obscenely fast, but doesn't have threaded discussion, so I question what value it adds. InstantForum is amazingly configurable and flexible, pretty and has threads. For now, consider them an evaluation, and a place for folks to initiate discussion. It's not integrated with this Blog, except by URI, but we can certainly look at ways to tighten things up. The first is using AspNetForum 4.1.2 , but I'm interested in hearing your suggestions and opinions about other and/or better forums choices, perhaps Community Server? The second one is InstantForum.NET .