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 and Posting. 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.
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