The Binary Board System (BBS) is a complete Perl/SQL bulletin board solution. Its features include a complete user login system, a multi-board interface with easy administration and categorization, and ease of customization that sets it apart from the rest.
The X-Forum bulletin board is a free bulletin board, written in Perl. Includes many powerful features such as guests posting limitations, reply e-mail notification for members, and many moderating tools. All these features are developed keeping importance of security in mind. Easy to install; File paths are automatically detected, and there are no settings that need to be updated before uploading.
Gossamer Forum is a fully threaded, SQL powered forum that runs on Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL or Postgres. It supports features like file uploads, advanced permissions/groups support, WYSIWYG editor, fast and powerful search engine, user friendly design and much more. Gossamer Forum is free for non commercial use, and comes with a 30 day evaluation for commercial users.
AutoForum is a self replicating message forum community script. This is 100% automated and allows for both free and fee based operation. Main features: Unlimited forums; All data is accessed and stored using MySQL; Advanced admin; Complete banner service; Paid members can enable emoticons, search messages, edit message, use their own banners, and turn on the printer friendly link;
and Strong security features with flood protection, partial or full IP banning, password protection, and word filter.
ScareCrow is a fully featured and free message board system. It is meant to be both powerful and easy to use, for the users and the administrator. Released under the GPL License, ScareCrow hopes to gather a great community of users and developers to make it the best message board in existance.
NEWBOARD.PL is an easy to use beginner's message board. It is based on Matt's WWWboard script, with better privacy (email addresses are not posted), simplified form layout, and automatic emailing options to inform webmaster and poster of messages and follow-ups. Comes with full instructions and useful help notes. Zip file also contains the original WWWboard script with its administration script.
This script uses HTML embeded Perl code to serve threaded discussions. Perl embedding is done by a small CGI Script. This discussion board is very lightweight and has a very clean output. It intentionally has none of the fancy features of some of the big bulletin boards. It concentrates on serving information. Threads can be generated on the fly or you can have them saved as HTML files for best performance so that search engines can index them. You can run multiple forums with one script or install multiple scripts using the same embeded perl engine. HSPNotes is totally free and the embedded perl engine can be reused for anyother HTML embeded perl scripts.
The main feature of WebBBS is that it allows a user to post messages as well as post replies to existing messages. WebBBS keeps track of which messages are posts and which ones are replies and displays them in a hierarchical tree-like fashion. WebBBS is also fully integrated with the user authentication library. Additionally, it allows a user to restrict the number of messages through a variety of query mechanisms. The user can also conduct a keyword search and select a range of dates within which the viewed messages were posted.
2N-com Bulletin Board, a full featured forum system, designed to serve virtual communities with discussion boards, instant messaging, and user profiles. It comes with online setup, email functionality, smilies, markup code. It can also be used with mod_perl for best performance, and optional gzip compression can be used to save bandwidth and reduce page sizes.