Noticed this about our web based forums today:
the “Re: What is this? “Can’t find record in ”’ on query.”" post on the cluster forum from 10/02/06 07:53:20 isn’t the last message in that thread. there are currently 6 messages of which I only see 2.
Not only that, but from looking at the RSS, I can’t even see this post.
argh! So I shot off an email to our internal guys. The reply was that they don’t have hacking Phorum on their radar (fair enough). Of course, this just means that Phorum sucks (or at least did in the version we do) and adds to the list of reasons why web based forums are much like doing $adjective to $noun.
What is it with new internet lamers and the inability to use an email program? Or even an nntp client (okay, usenet is officially crap now unless you just want spam and pornography) but the tradition of companies having internal/external nntp servers is old, tried and true.
 Phorum may itself be a great web based forum. It’s just that all web based forums suck – on principle.