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Ideas,Suggestions,Feature Requests / Poll Improvements/Ideas
« Last post by ezForum on August 19, 2011, 07:37:22 pm »
Adding options to see who voted what in the poll as on option/admin setting
Allowing multiple polls per topic.
Ideas,Suggestions,Feature Requests / Login Security and Password Expiration
« Last post by ezForum on August 19, 2011, 07:35:57 pm »
Thinking about including more methods to securing login including:
Two factor authentication settings
Passwords that expire and requiring a new password to be chosen.
IP based login protection to help secure accounts
Ideas,Suggestions,Feature Requests / Bounce Email Detection
« Last post by ezForum on August 19, 2011, 07:34:18 pm »
Detect invalid email addresses when sending emails,newsletters etc. Another column to indicate in the members table if the email bounced and not to retry to send again.  Maybe send the user a pm without the email to let know their email was bad.
Ideas,Suggestions,Feature Requests / Better Easier RSS Syndication
« Last post by ezForum on August 19, 2011, 07:30:06 pm »
Better Easier RSS Syndication was getting feeds from major forum sites and what really caught my eye was how MyBB does RSS an easy to find link which you can select which boards and format of the feed. SMF has a lot of RSS feed options but you really have dig to find that out.
Ideas,Suggestions,Feature Requests / Antispam Options
« Last post by ezForum on August 19, 2011, 12:04:23 am »
Have a couple different ideas for registration

Question and answers verifications turned on by default in the install program

Built in other captcha options reCaptcha, KeyCaptcha(not sure I read it might be Russian controlled), SolveMedia get paid for captcha responses.

Better protection by default for members posting links,editing profile,signature

Checklist on memberlist to delete members.

Support stopforumspam by default. Have to consider if the site goes down to fail gracefully have noticed it down a couple times.

Develop an ezForum internal spam blocklist based on ip,email,membername from forum spam reports either member posts or registrations. IPB currently does something similar. The entire ezForum community would be fighting spam together.

Random actions/checks for logging/posting
Random hidden fields/renaming fields on registration,guest posting

Country Blocking based on geoip allows easy blocking of countries that might cause spam issues

Spam score/decision engine based on keywords and post characteristics and member registration information would cause a post to need to be approved before being seen.

Relnofollow/option to remove fields to give less reason for spammers to register.

Just some ideas to throw out there more to come.

ezForum Project / Template System Ideas+Changes
« Last post by ezForum on August 18, 2011, 11:54:46 pm »
Thinking about doing three different type of themes/styles that will be supported for ezForum

1. Default SMF based php templates with improvements.

2. CSS/image replacement only themes/styles. Currently have done this with a couple forum hosts that we run and have been pleasantly surprised how much can be done with just changing the css and replacing images.

3. Smarty? based templates with .htm files breaking down each of the template php functions into it's own seperate file. Would make it easier for newbies  and non php coders to create themes

Thoughts ideas?
Announcements / Welcome to ezForum!
« Last post by ezForum on August 18, 2011, 11:47:59 pm »
What is ezForum?
An open source BSD licensed fork of the SMF software to better compete with the other professional paid forum software that are out there.

Project Goals:
Fast Releases (Development snapshots are always available via github)
Social Media
Adding new exciting features without sacrificing performance.

Focusing only MySQL database type and PHP 5.2 and higher.

More to come as we gain more of the framework laid. Anyone is open to contribute and the project is hosted on github.

ezForum Team Experience.
We have over six years of experience working with forums and have used all the major forum software. Including SMF, phpBB, IPB, vBulletin, FluxBB, MyBB, XenForo and know what works well in a forum software and what does not work.
Our team has also developed addons,modifications, plugins for most of the major forum software out there.
We have developed and run large forum hosts using different forum software and now to squeeze every ounce of performance out of code and system configurations to make a forum as fast as possible.

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