This is excerpted from the documentation that comes with the
WebBBS package, version 4.33. For the uncustomized version, see
To create a message board here at K-State, send the values for the configuration options
below to email@example.com.
- The absolute path (minus a trailing slash) of the directory
in which all the WebBBS data files are to be stored. This directory
must be set world-writable, or else WebBBS won't be able to use it!
- The URL address of the WebBBS configuration script itself.
(In other words, it should contain the URL to be referenced to run
- The name of your specific discussion board. THIS VARIABLE
MUST BE DEFINED FOR COOKIES AND CERTAIN OTHER SCRIPT FUNCTIONS TO
WORK PROPERLY! If you don't want the board name to print, set
$printboardname as 0. Do *not* simply leave $boardname undefined.
- You can optionally define here a shorter version of
your forum's name, to be used in the subject lines of any e-mail
notices sent out announcing new posts. (If this variable is not
defined, your forum's full name will be used.)
- This is the directory in which all of the script files
reside. (They don't *have* to all be in a single directory, but it's
certainly simpler if they are.) As you did when you defined the data
directory, be sure to define this variable with a *path*, and not
with a URL. Note that this directory, unlike the data directory
defined in your config script, does *not* have to be world-writable.
- This variable defines what, if any, mail program is to
be utilized by the script. It can be defined in one of three ways.
The prefered definition is the absolute path to the "sendmail"
program, at least if you're on a server that *has* it. (NT servers
do *not*.) Note that this is *not* the same as the "mail" program,
and has absolutely nothing to do with Matt Wright's "formmail" or any
other CGI script. If your system doesn't have "sendmail," you can
instead define the variable as "SMTP" to instruct WebAdverts to access
your server's mail server directly. Finally, if it's available to
you, you can utilize Libnet's "Net::SMTP" Perl module by defining the
$mailprog variable as "libnet". If you simply don't want the various
e-mail notification functions activated, leave this variable
- The name of your board's administrator. It will appear
at the bottom of script-generated pages with an e-mail link (using
- The address you wish to use for e-mail related to
your BBS. The "@" character in your address must be "escaped" with
a backslash (e.g., "scripts\@awsd.com"). Note that this variable
should be assigned even if you don't enable the various e-mail
notification functions, since the maillist address is also shown on
some of the BBS's admin pages to let people know how to contact you
if they have any problems.
- If you send out e-mail notices, they will be
addressed "From:" the $maillist_address above, and "To:" the address
defined here. If you don't want to receive copies of all the notices,
define this with a dummy value. If you *do* want to receive copies,
define it with a real address (such as your administrative address
already defined above). Please note that by "dummy value" I do *not*
mean that you should send the notices to someone else's domain! Set
up an address within your own domain which automatically deletes
- If you don't want to set up any sort of e-mail list to
notify interested parties of new posts, simply leave this variable
unassigned. If you have a relatively low-volume board, and want to
allow people to get e-mail copies of any messages immediately as they
are posted, set it to "1". If you want to set up a digest-style
notification list, set it to "2". Note that the digest mailings are
*not* handled by the WebBBS script itself; if you want to send out
that sort of notification, you'll also need to set up the separate
WebBBS Digest script available from the WebBBS download page.
- If you want e-mail notices to be sent out, but *don't*
want just anyone visiting your board to be able to subscribe, set
this variable to 1. (Setting this variable to 1 but leaving
$email_list set to 0 is an easy way to ensure that the administrator
gets copies of each post, even if no one else does.)
- If you set this variable to "1", any e-mail notifications
will contain only the header information, and not the main body of the
post. This is handy if you want to be able to let people know when
new messages are posted, but still want them to have to come to the
BBS itself to *read* thos messages. Note that this setting will not
effect the manner in which digests are sent out; if you're using the
digest option, the e-mail notices will *always* contain the full text
of the messages posted.
- If you want to allow your visitors to create user
profiles, define here the path (not the URL) of the directory in
which the profile files should be stored.
- If you want to allow your visitors to upload graphic
images to your server to be included with their profiles, define here
the URL corresponding to the directory defined in $UserProfileDir.
(Graphic images will be stored in the same directory as the profile
files themselves; the URL is necessary, of course, for *access* to
the graphics.) If you do *NOT* want to allow users to upload files
to your server, simply leave this variable undefined. You do *not*
have to allow file upload in order to allow your users to create
- If you're allowing file uploads, define here the
maximum size (in kilobytes) of the graphic files that can be uploaded.
- The path to a text file containing any HTML code (META tags,
etc.) to be inserted within the <HEAD> section of the pages produced
by the script.
- $HeaderFile & $FooterFile:
- The paths to text files containing HTML code
to be placed immediately following the <BODY> tag and at the very end
of the BBS index page. These are included to allow you an easy way to
give your WebBBS index page the same "look" as the rest of your site's
pages. This header and footer are used only on the main message index
- $MessageHeaderFile & $MessageFooterFile:
- The paths to text files,
similar to the above, containing code to be placed at the top and
bottom of the BBS message pages. You can use the same header and
footer on these pages as you use on the index page, or use different
ones, or use none at all. This header and footer are used on all
individual message pages, configuration pages, and administrative
pages. (In other words, they're used on everything *except* the main
message index page.)
- Any attributes (BACKGROUND, BGCOLOR, TEXT, etc.) which
should be assigned to the <BODY> tag in message posts. Do *not*
include in this variable a full <BODY> tag; include only the contents
*of* the body tag.
- Any attributes (FACE, etc.) which should be assigned to
a page-wide <FONT> tag. Table cells will also be defined with the
same <FONT> tag, so that the page presents a uniform appearance even
in Netscape Navigator, in spite of the fact that that browser is too
stupid to realize that global <FONT> specifications *should* apply
inside tables as well as outside of them.
- The attributes (BORDER, BGCOLOR, etc.) to be used in
the table containing the "navigation bar" at the tops and bottoms of
- Font specifications specific to the nav bar.
- The attributes (BORDER, BGCOLOR, etc.) to be used in
the tables used by the script for the "post form" boxes.
- Font specifications specific to the above tables.
- By default, WebBBS (as of version 4.20) creates its
index listings with "unbulleted" lists, using the <DL> and <DD>
HTML tags. If you prefer "bulleted" lists, set this variable to
1, and the script will instead use the <UL> and <LI> tags.
- An optional list of "mandatory" subject prefixes.
If you've defined anything here, those posting on your forum will
have to pick one of your options, which will precede whatever they
enter as the subject of their message. For example, if you want
an easy way to tell business-related from personal messages on your
forum, you might use "@SubjectPrefixes=('Business:','Personal:');"
so that all message subjects end up beginning with either
"Business:" or "Personal:".
- $MessageOpenCode and $MessageCloseCode:
- These variables should be
defined with any HTML code you want to appear before and after the
text of messages. They can be used, for example, to place message
text within <BLOCKQUOTE> tags, or to highlight the text with a
different font and/or color than is used on the rest of your site.
$MessageCloseCode should, of course, contain "closing" tags for
whatever $MessageOpenCode opened.
- $NewOpenCode and $NewCloseCode:
- These variables should be defined
with any HTML code that you want to have appear before and after
"new" messages in the index listings. By default, a red "NEW:"
will show up preceding the message subject in the index listing.
You might want to change it to call a graphic image, for example.
- $AdminOpenCode and $AdminCloseCode:
- Very similar to the above, these
variables should be defined with any HTML code that you want to have
appear before and after admin posts in the index listing.
- Under most circumstances, this variable should be defined
as 1. Set it to 0 only if, for whatever reason, your server doesn't
support the flock() command. (If this variable is set to 0, a
semaphore-based file locking will be used instead of flock(); while
it works reasonably well in most situations, it isn't nearly as
- The number of seconds that the various "admin" screens
("Your message has been posted," etc.) will wait before sending a
visitor back to the main index. If you're displaying banners on the
pages, you'll probably want to set this fairly high; otherwise, set
it low so that your visitors don't have long waits. If you define
this variable to 0, the pages will *not* auto-refresh at all.
- This can either be set to "horizontal" (or "horiz" or "h")
if you want an upper frame for the message index and a lower frame for
message texts, set to "vertical" (or "vert" or "v") if you want side-
by-side frames, or left undefined if you don't want to use frames at
- If you're using WebBBS with frames within another frameset,
you'll want to define this with the name of the frameset in which
WebBBS is being displayed. (The default definition of "_parent"
might also suffice, depending upon your setup.)
- If you're using WebBBS with frames, you can define this
variable with the URL of a page you want to appear initially in the
WebBBS "message" window (which otherwise will initially be blank).
- If you set this variable to 1, any new posts will be put
"on hold" until approved by the administrator, rather than being
posted publicly immediately. Note that in order to run a moderated
board, you *must* have registered WebBBS and obtained the
administrative script, as without it, you'd have no way of
approving the posts!
- Generally speaking, this variable should be left undefined,
as the search facilities built into WebBBS are quite sufficient for
most any purpose. However, if you've got a site-wide search facility
which includes the message content of your forum(s), and you prefer
that all searches be conducted through it, you can define this variable
with its location. Anyone clicking on the "Search" option on a WebBBS
page will then be taken to *that* search form, rather than the one
generated by WebBBS itself.
- If this is defined (with a number), visitors to your
bulletin board will be able to access a list showing who's posted
the most messages.
You may use this hash variable to define the names
and URLs of "extra" links you'd like to have appear in the main index
page navigation bar. These could be links to FAQs or policies pages,
a link to an archive board, a link back to your main page, or anything
else you find relevant. You can specify a TARGET destination for the
link by appending it to the URL, separated by a "pipe" (|) character.
If you do *not* specify a TARGET, the link will open in the window
used for display of messages. The example below would put two new
links on the navbar: a link to a "welcome" page, which would be
loaded (by default) in the message window, and a link to a "help"
page, which would be loaded in the full browser window.
%Navbar_Links = (
- $SepPostFormIndex and $SepPostFormRead:
- These variables determine
whether "post message" forms will appear on the main index page and/or
the individual message pages, respectively. Values of 0 instruct the
script to include the forms as part of the pages; values of 1 instruct
it to have those forms appear on pages by themselves. If you're using
frames, these variables are automatically set by the script to 1, to
ensure that the post forms appear in full windows and can thus be
more easily used.
- By design, WebBBS index displays default to a simple
chronological display. If you prefer a different style, define
it here. The available options are "Chronologically",
"Chronologically, Reversed", "Alphabetically", "Alphabetically,
Reversed", "By Threads", "By Threads, Reversed", "By Threads, Mixed",
"Compressed", "Compressed, Reversed", "Guestbook-Style",
"Guestbook-Style, Reversed", "Guestbook-Style, Threaded",
"Guestbook-Style, Threaded, Reversed" and
"Guestbook-Style, Threaded, Mixed".
- This variable sets the default for the age of messages
shown in the index list. If left unspecified, the index will display
messages posted within the past two weeks. It can be defined with
whatever value you like, such as "2 Day(s)", "3 Week(s)" or even
"10 Month(s)". Note that the format of the definition must match
that seen on your forum index page.
- If you or your users utilize the "threaded
guestbook" listing style (in which the full text of all messages in
a given thread is displayed), you can define here the maximum number
of posts which will appear on a single page. If you don't use that
listing style, or don't have a lot of long threads, you can simply
leave it defined as 0, so that *all* messages are displayed.
- If this variable is set to 1, the board name
defined above will be included at the top of the script-generated
pages. If the variable is set to 0, it won't be. This allows you
to avoid duplication if you're using a graphic image in your header,
for example, as a title.
- A string defining the format in which you want dates to
appear on the board. The following codes are available:
%mo% = month (numeric)
%MO% = month name (as defined in webbbs_text.pl)
%dy% = day of month (numeric)
%DY% = weekday (as defined in webbbs_text.pl)
%yr% = year (two-digit)
%YR% = year (four-digit)
%am% = either "a.m." or "p.m."
%sc% = seconds (two-digit)
%mn% = minutes (two-digit)
%hr% = hour (12-hour clock)
%HR% = hour (24-hour clock)
So, for example, "%mo%/%dy%/%yr% %HR%:%mn%" would display dates as
"7/22/00 15:30"; but "%DY%, %dy% %MO% %YR%, at %hr%:%mn% %am%" would
display as "Wednesday, 22 July 2000, at 3:30 p.m."
- This variable defines the format in which the index
should be displayed. Defining it as 1 gives each entry a single line,
while defining it as 2 gives each entry two lines. (The latter is
the better bet if you're using a longer date format and/or displaying
extra information such as IP addresses or view counts.) You can also
define the variable as "news" in which case the index will be
displayed in a tabular format similar to that utilized by many
- $InputColumns & $InputRows:
- These variables define the size of the
text input box for messages. The default size is 80 columns by
15 rows. The smallest allowable size is 25 columns by 5 rows.
- If you are in one time zone and your Web host is in
another, you can use this variable to adjust the times shown for
posts on your BBS. For example, if your server is located in the
Eastern time zone, but you're in the Pacific time zone, set it to
- If this variable is set to "0" the board will function
normally. However, if it is set to "1" the message posting form will
not appear either on the index page or on individual message pages.
This allows you to set up a "read-only" archive board. With the
administrative script (see below), of course, the administrator will
be able to post even to a "read-only" board. This allows you to set
up "announcement" boards to which you and only you can post. (See
also $AllowNewThreads and $AllowResponses, below.)
- WebBBS automatically recognizes a double line break
or an indentation (either a tab or multiple spaces) as the start of a
new paragraph. If this variable is set to "0" any single line breaks
will be ignored. If it is set to "1" any single line breaks will be
converted to <BR> tags. The former option is usually preferable if
most posts consist of straight text. If, however, those posting on
your board frequently post itemized lists, you may want to use the
second option, to allow more accurate formatting.
- If this variable is set to "1" the new text of a message
will automatically be quoted in the message response input box. If it
is set to "0" the box will be empty.
- This defines the character you want used at the
beginning of "quoted" lines.
- If you set this variable to 1, the script will attempt
to "automatically" hotlink any URLs or e-mail addresses included in
the body of a message. (As of WebBBS version 4.20, auto-hotlinking
and the allowing of HTML code in messages are no longer mutually
incompatible features. The two can now co-exist harmoniously.)
This variable defines a list of "codes" which will be
automatically converted when they appear in the subject or body of
a message. It can be used, for example, to replace certain ASCII
"smilies" with graphic images. (Hence, the variable's name.) The
example below instructs the script to replace a variety of ASCII
"faces" with appropriate graphics. Note that the backslash (\)
must be "escaped"; in other words, if you want to use it, use two
in a row instead of just one. (If you don't, the script will not
%SmileyCode = (
':)','<IMG SRC="smile.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=":)">',
':(','<IMG SRC="frown.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=":(">',
':O','<IMG SRC="oh.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=":O">',
':D','<IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=":D">',
';)','<IMG SRC="wink.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=";)">',
'8)','<IMG SRC="glasses.gif" BORDER=0 ALT="8)">',
':b','<IMG SRC="tongue.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=":b">',
':\\','<IMG SRC="ohwell.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=":\\">',
'>:(','<IMG SRC="../smilies/angry.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=">:(">',
':|','<IMG SRC="indifferent.gif" BORDER=0 ALT=":|">'
This variable is essentially identical to the above
variable, except that (a) only text in the body of a message will
be converted, and (b) the matching for this variable, unlike the
matching for %SmileyCode, is case-insensitive. This variable is
intended to be used to allow certain basic formatting functions to
made available to your forum's users, even if you don't want to
let them utilize HTML code directly. (The reasons for the two
differences in the way the variables are handled are [a] the fact
that you probably don't want your visitors leaving formatting tags
in their message subjects unclosed, and thus fouling up your index
listings, and [b] the fact that while you probably don't want ":d"
and ":D" being treated by the script as the same thing, you most
likely *do* want "[code]" and "[CODE]" treated the same.) The
example below provides your visitors with the same formatting
options available on the WebScripts support forums.
%FormatCode = (
- An optional bit of text or HTML code to be appended
to the subject of any message which does not contain any original
body text. ("NM" is a standard Usenet/Internet abbreviation
meaning "no message.")
- An optional bit of text or HTML code to be appended
to the subject of any message which includes an image URL. (On
forums where many visitors use the "optional image URL" slot just
to include a banner or other advertisement of their own Web site,
you'd obviously probably not want to define this variable. But on
forums where the presence of pictures in a message is of actual
significance, the "telltales" can be quite handy, allowing readers
to quickly find the messages which include such pictures.
- An optional bit of text or HTML code to be inserted
between threads in the index listing. (It can be as simple as a
- An optional bit of text or HTML code to be inserted
between messages in the various "guestbook" style listings.
- If you leave this defined as 1, posters' e-mail
addresses will be shown on the message display pages (if an e-mail
address was provided, of course), and it will be possible for those
reading messages to send private e-mails to the authors. If you
undefine this variable, e-mail addresses will *not* be displayed. If
you have many users who want to take advantage of the script's e-mail
notification features, but *don't* want their e-mail addresses seen
by others, this can be handy.
- If this variable is set to 1, posters' IP addresses will
be resolved to domain names. If it is left undefined, they will not
- If this variable is set to 1, posters' IP addresses or
domain names, as determined by the setting of $ResolveIPs, will be
displayed (when the index listing or message files are viewed) along
with their names and e-mail addresses. (Note that they will be
recorded in the message files for the administrator's reference,
regardless of whether or not they're actually displayed to
- If this variable is set to 1, the script will keep
track of and display in the index the number of times each message
has been read. (With version 4.20, the database of view counts has
been separated from the main index database, so keeping the view
counting "turned on" should no longer significantly effect a busy
forum's efficiency.) If it is set to 0, view counts will not be
maintained. If it is set to 2, view counts *will* be maintained, but
will not be displayed. (The latter setting might be handy, for
example, if you want view counts to be available to the administrator,
but not to just anyone who visits the forum.)
- If this variable is set to "0" (or commented out) the use
of "cookies" will not be implemented. If it is set to "1" it will be.
"Cookies" allow the board to recognize return visitors, keep track of
messages posted since their previous visit, maintain their personal
index display preferences, and automatically insert their names and
e-mail addresses into the post forms.
- This is the maximum size (in kilobytes) of messages
which can be posted. The primary purpose of this variable is to
prevent users from posting entire book chapters or the full text of
long CGI scripts....
- This variable defines the maximum length of message
subjects and author names.
- If your WebBBS script is password protected via
.htaccess or another system which sets the "REMOTE_USER" environment
variable, you can elect to force users to post under their login names
by setting this variable to 1. (The variable will be logged and will
be available to the administrator when viewing messages, even if you
don't require that it be used as a posting name.)
- Set this to "1" if you want users to be able to
include a password with their messages which will allow them to come
back and delete them on their own. Leave it undefined if you want
them to be stuck with what they posted.
- Set this to "1" if you want users to be able to
request e-mail notifications whenever someone responds to their
messages. Leave it undefined if you want to require them to actually
visit the BBS again to find out. This ONLY defines whether or not
people can request automatic notifications of responses to their own
posts, and is distinct from the $email_list variable, which defines
what, if any, new post "subscription" capability your board will
support. Like the other e-mail functions, the automatic notification
of responses will be disabled if you do not define the $mailprog
- Set this to "1" if you want your users to be able to
"preview" their posts before actually submitting them.
- If this variable is set to "1" people posting messages will
be able to embed HTML tags (hyperlinks, image references, formatting
commands, blinking text, etc.) in their messages. If it is set to "0"
they will not be able to do so. Be aware that allowing embedded HTML
virtually invites abuse of your bulletin board. Setting the variable
to "2" will allow any HTML codes to be displayed in the message rather
than being either interpreted or stripped. This can be handy, for
example, if the subject of your BBS is how to code HTML. SSI commands
will *never* be interpreted by the script. If this variable is set to
"2" they will be displayed along with any HTML tags; otherwise, they
will simply be stripped.
- Set this to "1" if you want users to be able to include
a URL link at the bottom of their messages. (This can be handy if
you don't allow HTML in posts, and can even be nice if you *do*
- Set this to "1" if you want users to be able to include
a link directly to a graphic image on their own or another server.
Depending upon the nature of your BBS and the demographics of your
audience, of course, you very well may not want them to be able to
post unapproved graphics....
- $AllowProfileHTML, $AllowProfileURLs and $AllowProfilePics:
- These three
variables work just as do the $AllowHTML, $AllowURLs and $AllowPics
variables, only they apply (obviously) to user profiles rather than
- If you set this variable to 1, any information provided
in the optional link and image fields will be stored in the user's
cookie file. If you have a lot of people who use those fields for
a sort of "signature," you'll probably want to turn this feature on.
If, on the other hand, most of your users only fill out those fields
with information relevant to a specific post, you'll want to keep
it turned off.
- If you set this variable to 0, users will *not* be
able to alter the style in which messages are displayed. (They will,
of course, still be able to search for specific messages.)
- If you set this variable to 0, users will be able to
post responses to messages, but will *not* be able to start new
threads. (See also $AllowResponses, below.)
- If you set this variable to 0, users will only be able
to post new messages; posting follow-ups (responses) to existing
messages will not be possible. This is useful if, for example, you're
setting up a "classified ads" system, and don't want visitors to be
able to respond publicly to the listings. Note that if you set both
$AllowNewThreads and $AllowResponses to 0, users will not be able to
post any messages at all. This is very similar to the result you get
if you define $ArchiveOnly as 1. However, there is one important
difference. A true archive board will not allow users to specify
a time frame to view, since, for example, viewing all messages posted
within the last "2 Week(s)" is rather pointless if the board doesn't
contain any messages posted less then two months ago. On these
boards, only actual searches (which can, of course, include date
ranges) will display any messages. On the other hand, if you have
*not* defined the board as an archive board, but have simply "turned
off" both $AllowNewThreads and $AllowResponses, users *will* be able
to select default time frames for their viewing. If you're running
a *busy* "announcements" board, this is probably a preferable option.
- You can, if you like, define here the path of a file
in which "naughty" language (words or phrases you don't want included
in posts on your forum) will be stored. The file can be edited with
the administrative script.
- If this variable is set to 1, any words (or character
strings) matching the contents of the "naughty words" file will be
replaced by a string of hash marks in the actual post. For example,
if you defined $NaughtyWords as "this that" and someone attempted to
post the message, "This is one thing, that is another," the actual
post would appear as "##### is one thing, ##### is another." If you
leave this variable set to 0, a message containing forbidden words
will not be posted at all; instead, the poster will be shown a message
stating that his message was rejected for content, and will be given
the option to go back and "clean up" the post himself.
- If you set this variable to 1, whenever a visitor posts
a message, the "thanks for posting" message will display his IP address
and host domain. This can serve as a subtle reminder to potential
troublemakers that they aren't really anonymous, but is *not* likely
to annoy legitimate posters and visitors, as displaying IP addresses on
the index page might.
- You can, if you like, define here the path of a file in
which the IP addresses or domain names of any individuals you want
banned from your forum will be stored. The file can be edited with
the administrative script.
- If this variable is set to 0, anyone whose IP address or
domain name matches an entry in the "banned users" file will simply
be unable to post messages to your forum. If it is set to 1, such
visitors *will* be able to submit posts, but those posts will only
appear on the forum if and when an administrator approves them. (In
other words, they'll be treated as if you were running a moderated
forum.) If the $BanLevel variable is set to 2, on the other hand,
such visitors will not only be unable to post, but will not even be
able to read messages posted by others. They won't have any access
to the forum whatsoever.
The admin index, from which you can easily delete any or all of the
messages on your board, is accessed by adding "-admin" to the URL of
your message index. For example, if your board index's URL was
"http://foo.com/index.cgi" you'd type "http://foo.com/index-admin.cgi".
The first time you access this index, you should be sure to use the
"change password" function to *set* a password. (For the first time
only, you can type anything or nothing in the "old password" box.)
Note that *regardless* of whether or not you've enabled the admin
delete capability, users will still be able to delete their own
posts if they've assigned passwords to them (assuming, of course, that
you've allowed them the option). The admin password, if enabled, will
also allow individual deletion of *any* post.
To create a message board with admin functions, send the values for the configuration options below to
- This should, of course, be defined with the full path
(not the URL) of the main administrative script.
- Similarly, this variable should be defined with the URL
(not the path) of the administrative configuration script.
- If you define this variable with the full path of a
directory in which you want "archived" messages to be stored, you'll
have the option not only to delete messages that you want to remove
from your main forum, but also to archive them. The archive can
be used for simple storage, or can, optionally, be set up as a
separate "read-only" message board distinct from your main forum.
(The latter, of course, requires that you set up a new WebBBS
configuration script appropriately.)
- If you set this variable to 1, the script will simply
ignore all of its own internal password checks. Obviously, this is
*not* something you'd normally want to do. However, if you've stored
your admin script in a password-protected directory to which you're
certain that no one else has access, then it can make your own use
of the admin script a bit easier, by eliminating the "double"
E-mail Notification Lists
WebBBS is not designed to handle very large e-mail notification
lists, and the basic notifications are frankly not handled in the most
efficient manner possible. If your notification list starts to get
large (several hundred addresses), you will notice a significant lag
time in the processing of postings. Before that happens, you should
switch from the basic "as messages are posted" notification scheme to
the more efficient digest setup.