Vanilla 1 is no longer supported or maintained. If you need a copy, you can get it here
Hi good people of the Lussumo Community. I've been around for a few months on here, have set up my own Vanilla forum and am just getting around to styling it and such. Not that I'm trying to butter you up, but I think Vanilla's the best and I enjoy hanging out in this community even though I have little to offer from a developer's point of view. I really wish I could contribute in that way, but.... not to be unfortunately.
Anyway, I think the forum's usability is key. But it just made me wonder how other people actually USE it. I just hang-out on the discussions page and read everything that comes up. It's like a game, to crush the red links as they come up. I regularly use an old proprietry forum which uses threads or list view, but has NO features whatsoever. Vanilla is like the best of both, in the sense that you can read down a list view and be alerted to newly added posts. And there are lots of innovative features. But I'm sure others look at the Categories page and sort by Category. How do you and your users make use of your Vanilla?