Acronym for Ultimate Bulletin Board
. Wildly popular web
-based Bulletin Board
software package written in Perl
. Many UBB boards look alike, and they mark a serious departure from the usenet-like threading of many other packages.
In UBB, the screen is not split into Thread
. Threads are always displayed with the contents of all postings visible at once.
The upside is clear: No more infinite clicking through threaded trees.
The downside is clear as well: the lack of hierarchy
within a thread makes long threads difficult to navigate.
But: People cope, and once one's gotten used to it, it's not bad at all.
Their website can be found at http://www.ultimatebb.com