Looking to Switch to Wakaba (9)

1 Name: Isen Ikari : 2006-09-12 23:56 ID:6zfizh24 [Del]

I run a forum on the internet, that is based on old forum software. It requires registration and all that. I have a server available for use. I am very much considering switching, or at least experimenting with 2ch style forums. I know very little actual programming, but I have a firm grasp of basic concepts; I'm more of a graphic design person.

How would one go about implementing this kind of board? I have downloaded the scripts from this site and have looked them over.


2 Name: Anonymous : 2006-09-13 00:51 ID:Heaven [Del]

If your user base if phpbb lovers, don't even bother. They just will not understand.

3 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-09-13 02:38 ID:p9T04OH/ [Del]

If you want a board for discussion, you want to use Kareha and mode_message. Installing it is easy, just unpack the files, copy the contents of mode_message into the root directory, and edit whatever you want to customize in config.pl. If you want more than one board, make several installs.

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5 Name: Isen Ikari : 2006-09-13 11:26 ID:6zfizh24 [Del]

Thanks for your help!

So I read through the documentation available on the site aboutusing Wakaba & Kareha. I'm currently setting up my server so it can run them. I'm setting up a MySQL database right now and its asking me if I need to create a DSN; is that nessecary?

Also, my server currently runs Windows Server Edtn. is that going to be a problem?

6 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-09-13 11:40 ID:p9T04OH/ [Del]

If you are going to use Kareha, you don't need an SQL database at all. Only Wakaba requires one.

The scripts can run on Windows, but it is usually a bit harder to make them work.

7 Name: Isen Ikari : 2006-09-13 12:16 ID:6zfizh24 [Del]

Okay. Well, I was thinking of trying out Wakaba first... I'll try Kareha then and let you know how it goes. And thanks!

8 Name: Isen Ikari : 2006-09-13 12:49 ID:6zfizh24 [Del]

Uhm... couldnt get it to work. You know, I think this might be a good excuse to go spend some money on some idiot's guide to perl books!

9 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-09-15 04:18 ID:Heaven [Del]

If you posted the error, we might be able to help.

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