__/ On Saturday 27 August 2005 19:41, [nAnd0] wrote : \__
> Ideally I would like to find a message board system that is open source
> will run on php/mysql. Something that is very simple and that I can
> drop into a table on an existing hard coded website. The majority of the
> top bb systems ive found are complete site bb systems, but I dont want to
> loose the framework of my existing site.
> Or maybe Ill go the route of a full CMS system that has message board
> modules, but that will also require designing a site in a CMS environment.
> Personaly I find that it is too easy to recognize a CMS site which is what
> I dont want.
> Any recommendations?
One of the characteristics of a CMS is that it contains an almost hard-coded
footer or has a very familiar, almost self-imposed structure and modules.
it is easy to spot phpBB, Nuke, Mambo and WordPress, for example. If you
look for something simpler, obscure and light-weight, have a look at
bbPress, a little old port of the Wordpress.org support forums (where you
can get a sense for how it gets integrated with a larger and independent
Hope it helps,