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a little list of bbs scripts

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0ch written by ??? [ Perl ] [ 4.xx ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script in use.

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4chandk written by bottiger [ PHP ] [ 240207 ] [ download ]

appears to be dead.

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Anonsaba written by grumpy [ PHP ] [ 0.1 ] [ download ]

seems to be a heavy kusaba rewrite

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Bayleaf written by konome [ ASP ] [ unknown ] [ download ]

Another Futaba-like imageboard but written using .NET 4.0, I could not find a demo or a website that uses this script.

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C-BOARD written by Wajett Systems [ ??? ] [ 3.8 ] [ download ]

This is actually a modded version of the original script which I can't seem to find.

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Cynthia written by ??? [ PHP ] [ 02e1 ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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Drydock written by drydock [ PHP ] [ r211 ] [ download ]

This script is based on Thorn, which in itself makes it bad since Albright (Thorn creator) openly admits to Thorn's code being old and poorly-written. I also recall there being a known SQL exploit for Drydock.

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Electron written by Taizou [ Perl? ] [ 0.7b3 ] [ n/a ]

Electron is probably the most obscure old script that I have seen, it is mentioned once on shii.org and once on wakaba.c3.cx, the screenshot I have posted is the only proof I have of its existence.

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Excelis written by Kazer [ PHP ] [ 1.6 ] [ download ]

untested, has smilies and such

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Frikichan written by axelei [ PHP ] [ 1.2 ] [ download ]

I can't read Spanish but it appears to be a typical imageboard with a meta-site style voting system for posts.

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Futaba written by Futaba Channel [ PHP ] [ 311005 ] [ download ]

I do not know much about this script, but as far as I know it serves as the basis for a lot of others.

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Futallaby written by unknown [ PHP ] [ 040103 ] [ download ]

Futallaby is essentially a translation and slight rewrite of Futaba, it is somewhat popular and Wakaba is partially based upon it, the script is no longer in active development.

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Gazo-CH written by ??? [ PHP? ] [ ??? ] [ n/a ]

Uncertain of existence, possibly just a different way of writing GazouBBS.

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GazouBBS written by ??? [ PHP ] [ ??? ] [ download ]

A fair few imageboard scripts are based on this one.

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Hachan written by Federico Ramírez [ PHP ] [ 1.07 ] [ download ]

Not actively developed? uses flat-files for storage.

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Ignium written by iignotus [ PHP ] [ 170709 ] [ download ]

I have not tested this script or seen it in actual use, but if the Sourceforge website is anything to go by I would not recommend it for real use. Ignium appears to have an integrated post-voting system of sorts.

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Joyful Note written by kent-web [ PHP ] [ 2.73 ] [ download ]

I have not tested this script or seen its codebase.

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K-Board written by unknown [ Perl ] [ 1.9 ] [ mirror ]

This is my favourite script, it has a terrible codebase but it has a tree representation of each individual thread which is composed of avatars that change according to the thread size.

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Kakaha written by luza [ PHP ] [ r21 ] [ download ]

uses SQLite backend

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Kareha written by !WAHa_06x36 [ Perl ] [ 3.1.14 ] [ download ]

Very popular and a stable codebase, but page generation time increases significantly as the number of overall pages increases.

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Kusaba written by tslocum [ PHP ] [ 0.9.2 ] [ download ]

A popular choice for the imageboard community, the codebase is hilariously bad and has several known exploits (patched?). Do not use this script or any variants of it unless you are looking to create drama/receive floods and other goodies from the Internet.

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Lucid Tea written by Qiming Zeng [ PHP ] [ r3 ] [ download ]

level of completion undetermined

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Macro written by mr_vile [ Perl ] [ 0.5.1 ] [ download ]

I wrote this script a while ago as a sort of weekend project, I would not recommend it for general use.

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Matsuba written by unknown [ Perl? ] [ ??? ] [ n/a ]

sovietrussia's script

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Mezase2 written by Tacky [ Perl ] [ 0.58 ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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Mikich written by SYNchan [ PHP ] [ ??? ] [ n/a ]

SYNchan's script

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MiniBBS written by Dalloway [ PHP ] [ 0.1 ] [ download ]

An AnonTalk-style script based on TinyBBS and ATBBS.

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Mkakikomitai written by Tacky [ Perl ] [ 0.73 ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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Naranai written by Ikimashou (?) [ PHP ] [ r50 ] [ download ]

danbooru-type image script

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Nelliel written by unknown [ PHP ] [ v0.9b-r5 ] [ currently n/a ]

looks to be a decent Futallaby rewrite

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NitPick written by Ere Whitehouse [ PHP ] [ unknown ] [ n/a? ]

Since I understand this is the only canonical listing of imageboard scripts on the Internet I am going to take this opportunity to say that this software is a crock of shit and the author should stop posting it all over the fucking Internet like it's something more than babby's first PHP script.

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Ochiba written by ochiba [ PHP ] [ 1.2.1 ] [ download ]

Special hybrid gallery-bbs script, I have not tested it.

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OekakiBBS written by unknown [ Perl ] [ 2.83 ] [ download ]

Java and Perl-based BBS which allows users to draw on a canvas and post like a normal image. The download link provided is for an older version. (1.32e)

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Orphereus written by tehHedger [ Python ] [ ??? ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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PerlHP-bbs written by hotaru2k3 [ Perl ] [ 071111 ] [ download ]

it's probably going to be better than kusaba.

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Pixmicat written by various [ PHP ] [ 6 ] [ download ]

Featureful Taiwanese script based on GazouBBS I believe.

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PyIB written by tslocum [ Python ] [ r66 ] [ download ]

Looks like Futaba, appears to have a clean codebase, I have not seen it in use since PAQ.CC

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REchan written by ??? [ PHP ] [ 080726 ] [ download ]

I don't have any particular comments about this script, it is used/written by/for REchan.

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Rakuhana written by unknown [ PHP ] [ unknown ] [ n/a ]

Mentioned once in http://wakaba.c3.cx/soc/kareha.pl/1247628710/ and not seen again, the website is still up for it though.

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Saguaro written by spoot [ PHP ] [ 0.97.5 ] [ download ]

based on futallaby

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Shiichan written by Shii [ PHP ] [ 3960 ] [ download ]

Old and buggy but still in use on world4ch, the author recommends you use Kareha instead.

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Shimmie written by Shish [ PHP ] [ 2 ] [ download ]

Shimmie is a tag-based image board system like Danbooru.

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Siokara written by ??? [ PHP ] [ 1.04a ] [ n/a? ]

old (2004), appears to be commercial, little knowledge on this script.

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Sweetnote written by unknown [ unknown ] [ unknown ] [ unknown ]

proprietary?

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Tablecat written by maiko [ Perl ] [ 240411 ] [ download ]

VIP

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Tackynote written by Tacky [ Perl ] [ 0.996 ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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Tackyvote written by Tacky [ Perl ] [ 0.95 ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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Taimaba written by kirtaner [ Perl ] [ ??? ] [ n/a ]

420chan's script

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Terribly written by tannerbondy [ PHP ] [ 110811 ] [ download ]

Basically a heavily modded version of Futallaby with an extended administration panel and some Kusaba-like features.

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Thorn written by Albright [ PHP ] [ ??? ] [ n/a ]

very, very old. Albright requested that I remove Thorn from this list but I won't for completeness' sake.

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TinyBB written by hotaru2k3 [ Perl ] [ ??? ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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TinyBBS written by Dalloway [ PHP ] [ 0.1 ] [ download ]

An AnonTalk-style script based on TinyBBS and ATBBS.

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TinyIB written by tslocum [ PHP ] [ ??? ] [ download ]

I have not tested or seen this script.

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Tinyboard written by Michael Save [ PHP ] [ 0.9.4 ] [ download ]

4chon.net's script, has integrated DNSBL scanning.

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Wakaba written by !WAHa_06x36 [ Perl ] [ 3.0.8 ] [ download ]

Another popular script by WAHa, he recommends to use Kareha though. Apparently the original source of 4chan's Yotsuba script uses portions of Wakaba.

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Yotsuba written by 4chan [ PHP? ] [ ??? ] [ index.php mirror ]

4chan's script.

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Yotsubanome written by sparky4 [ PHP ] [ who cares ] [ don't ]

No.

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arcNET written by NekoArc [ PHP ] [ r32 ] [ download ]

used on 4chon, 314chan and mikuchan

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backyard written by unknown [ PHP ] [ 0.0.5 ] [ download ]

looks buggy

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desuchan written by k-anon [ PHP ] [ 080110 ] [ download ]

Semi-closed source, based on Wakaba.

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himgb written by unknown [ Haskell ] [ unknown ] [ download ]

U MENA HASKEL

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imageboard written by unknown [ ] [ 1.21 ] [ download ]

lol

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img2 written by Gareth Smith [ Python ] [ 061610 ] [ download ]

It has been a long time since I have tested it, but I recall that img2 has the feature of thread-forking, which in itself makes it interesting.

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imgboard.cgi written by to-ru [ Perl ] [ 1.22 ] [ mirror ]

quite popular in japan

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kotoba-ib written by airflow83 [ PHP ] [ r437 ] [ download ]

russian

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mconv written by ivarch [ Perl ] [ 1.2.7 ] [ download ]

last updated in 2004, archaic

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mewBBS written by Yuto Ikeno [ C ] [ 4.9 ] [ mirror ]

very, very old

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minibbs written by CGI RESCUE [ Perl ] [ 10.32 ] [ download ]

japanese

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miniboard written by Yuto Ikeno [ Perl ] [ 1.1 ] [ download ]

also very old (1997!)

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ochan written by unknown [ Java ] [ r326 ] [ download ]

ENTERPRISE QUALITY

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p2pchan written by tslocum [ python ] [ ??? ] [ download ]

windows-only?

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wakarimasen written by k-anon [ PHP ] [ 140111 ] [ download ]

Compatible with Wakaba, has memory leaks according to the author.

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weabot written by unknown [ Python ] [ a3r2 ] [ n/a? ]

appears to be based on PyIB

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