- Written in C# ASP.NET (Microsoft .NET Framework v4 and above)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 database
- Uses AJAX and jQuery for controls
- Source available under Apache 2.0 license
- Instant Chat System with Fly out
- Individual user graphic "Album" system with automatic thumbnails feature
- Timestamps are displayed in relative Time that refreshes automatically
- Multilingual support (also for RTL languages)
- Unicode (UTF-8) encoding
- RSS & Atom Feeds for all Pages (e.g. Forums, Topics, Active Discussion)
- Daily Email Digest
- Multiple Languages Supported
- Available as stand-alone application, DotNetNuke and Rainbow Portal Module
- Stable and Secure
- Great Performance - Even for forums with a large numbers of users and posts,
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- META keywords/description tags generated on topic pages.
Single Sign On (SSO)
- Single Sign On via Facebook
- Single Sign On via Twitter
- Automatically Register New Users that Login via Facebook
- Automatically Register New Users that Login via Twitter
- True ASP.NET Membership/Role/Profile Provider support -- no depedancies.
- user system with unlimited roles and permissions
- Rank System (with Rank Images)
- Group/Role specific features including: Colors, Private Message limitions and signature limitions.
- Login via Username/Display Name/Email and Password
- Possibility to hide forums when user has no access.
- Access rights based on groups.
- SSL Compatible
- Captcha (Integrated Support for reCaptcha)
- Email Verification
- IP Banning and user "kill" system.
- Bad Word Replacement System
- Full support for the Akismet Anti-spam Service for filtering spam messages
- Full support for the BlogSpam.net Blog & Forum SPAM Detection Service
- Runs as a User Control (.ascx) in .NET allowing simpler site and CMS integration.
- Dynamic plugin engine allowing module extensions.
- Custom "BBCode" extension system allowing adding of community features.
- URL Rewriting
- Completely Localization (With Integrated Language Editor)
- Custom "BBCode" extension system
- XHTML Validated.
- Feed Syndication (RSS & Atom)
- Supports common "Rich Text Editors"
- CKEditor included as an option.
- TinyMCE included as an option.
- Users can choose between Editor HTML and BBCode Editor.
- Unlimited number of categories & forums
- Sub Forums
- Topic Display Options - Threaded and Normal
- Topic and forum Email Notification
- Visitors who are viewing the topic are shown
- New Post Indicator
- Printer friendly topic view
- Tools to Manage Topics - Edit, Delete, Move, etc.
- Subscribe the Topic via Atom or RSS Feed
- Topic Timestamps are displayed in relative Time e.g. "4 minutes ago"
- Predefined Statuses can be assigned to topics
- Supports all Common BBCodes
- Supports Custom BBCodes
- Supports HTML in post
- Supports Smilies/emotions (.PAK compatible).
- Optional WYSIWYG or standard (BBCode) editors for posts
- Attachment stored on file system
- Attachment Images with Modal Image View
- Quick Replay Box for fast Replying
- Preview Post when writing a Post
- Post Reporting - report posts to moderators
- User post count
- Thank System
- Post Timestamps are displayed in relative Time e.g. "4 minutes ago"
- Member Profile Page
- Member List (With Search)
- Optional - Member Theme selection
- Private Messaging
- Buddy List
- Who's Online
- Member Signatures
- Favorite Topics List
- User Albums
- Reputation System with unique Reputation Bar
- User Read Tracking
- Admin Defined Avatar Galleries
- Custom Avatars - Users can upload from computer or specify a URL
- Option to use Gravatar Avatars
- Users can send Private Messages to other Users
- Pop Up Notification on new PMs.
- Optional Email Notification on new PMs
- Permission system, based on user rank role and forum access mask
- Multiple attachments and file types (types defined by Admin)
- Storage type options for attachments (database or file system)
- These Settings include Daylight Saving, Time zone, Editor Options, Language chooser and theme chooser
- Auto-Watch Topics - where a user leaves his posts
- Email notifications for new posts in forums or in topics
Admin & Host Features
- Web based administration
- Board stats
- Administrators can mass email to all users or specific group.
- Mass User Import/Export
- Database Maintenance
- Run SQL Queries
- Task Manager
- Prune Topics
- Attachment Management
- Private Messages Management
- Event Log
- Restart Application
Themes & Templates
- Isolated CSS Theming system: won't conflict with an existing site.
- Template for easy integration with your current site design.
- 10 Themes are included plus one Mobile Theme
- Multiple Languages Supported
- 24 Language Files included
- Built-In Language Manager
- Included a Customizable Help Guide
- Internal search engine for advanced searching
- Quick Search
- External Search Engines
- Retrieve Usenet articles from NNTP Servers
- Free Community based Support Forum