Official AAF Interview: Paul from miniBB!

Shawn G

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Official AAF Interview: Paul from miniBB!

This is an interview between myself and Paul (CEO of the miniBB software). Check out their official website today at http://www.minibb.com/

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Introduce yourself and tell us what your position is?

Hello, my name is Paul, and my position is affected by just a few factors. They include eating, breathing, drinking, sleeping, and making something which comes out of me each day. Without them, there wouldn't this minute in Universe ages what we call a human life. Every other thing I do, is for these factors, there because of it is also my position. Oh well, may be sex and producing children are just solid bonuses to it.

But come on, I think we are here to talk about miniBB, so let's come closer to it. I don't have so much importance as miniBB has.


Explain what MiniBB is and what is required to use it?

Minibb is a forum software product we develop, and I'd be very lazy to maintain and support it, if it wouldn't be the best forum software on the planet Earth, or at least trying to be. This forum engine can handle very different tasks, very different communities, it's pluggable in and out, highly yet simply customizable by the layout, and still very small and native by code, which provides very good results in speed even on busy servers. Besides of it, nothing special is required on the server's end to run miniBB; any native linux package may handle it.

If I would ever choose a forum software, this would be it. Because I am the fan of customizations without losing the focus on the core updates, I love such systems, also in native engineering. And the secret of miniBB is that I was not only dreaming about such software, but I also have maintained and mostly programmed it, and its lifecycle still continues, it provides even more stable results with each new version, it allows me to keep an eye on profession while working on a few other projects.


Explain why one should use MiniBB before another forum software?

I would say otherwise - nobody actually should. I dislike the word "should" here, yep it's the first factor I may dislike - if somebody says what I should do and what I should not. I believe many others are on that factor, too. I should only do what God says me, and the same I want from the others. Like any software, miniBB is a factor of choice, of taste, priorities and web experience. You can build a good forum, bringing good profits, with the other...
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TheMaster_aaf

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Thanks for doing the interview for us we all really appreciate it.. I have a question from reading what you wrote and what it says on their site when was this software launched because it sounds like maybe 2002 but from reading the review it sounds like it was released this year.. If you could clear that up for me I would really appreciate it.
 

paul_from_minibb

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I have a question from reading what you wrote and what it says on their site when was this software launched because it sounds like maybe 2002 but from reading the review it sounds like it was released this year..

That made me smile 'cause it's not true and may be some true at this moment :)

The software was first released in February 2001. You can check archive.org for that and many other sources. Some of the forums mentioned on our website's Showcase, may still run the version 1.x of miniBB.

But this year, the software is coming in another "look and feel" layout, so it may sound like a re-birth. Still it comes slowly, but surely :)
 
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