Topic: RoR Forum Software - Opinion

Have you guys seen Opinion?

It needs a little work, but is pretty nice. The forums at Shopify run Opinion and it works really well.

It's lacking a few features but maybe just because they chose not to use them?? Not sure. Still, much further in development than anything else I've seen.

Re: RoR Forum Software - Opinion

Yeah, we looked at it.  It's by the typo guys, right?

I'm not a huge fan of their "we're going to make it look like blog comments" approach, personally.  I like my forums to feel like forums. wink And it's definitely a little rough around the edges.

But one that Vinnie and I are keeping an eye on. smile

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Re: RoR Forum Software - Opinion

Yeah, it's one we're keeping an eye on and considering for future usage. smile

vinnie - rails forum admin

Re: RoR Forum Software - Opinion

I agree...Opinion is lacking something. If I expect forums, then I expect forums. Most notably for me is that comic bubble layout makes it nearly unreadable.

I'm all for upsetting the paradigm, but if it's one that works then it's just chaos for the sake of chaos. I'm not sure why a phpBB or punBB clone hasn't come out yet. Everyone in the Rails community seems to think it is below them or something. That's the feeling I get.

Last edited by aezell (2006-06-15 00:42:08)

Re: RoR Forum Software - Opinion

As soon as there is something in RoR that is on par (or nearly) with PunBB, I think we'll switch immediately. smile

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