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Beast: An open source Rails forum in under 500 lines of code

By Peter Cooper / August 16, 2006


Rick Olson and Josh Goebel have teamed up to produce Beast, a lightweight but well styled forum. Rails has sorely been lacking a good, well styled, open source forum, but Beast is great. Check out the demonstration forum or go get the code for yourself.


  1. www says:

    hi, i noticed that dates in the demonstration forum show up as "7 minutes ago ago by Bryan (view)", "1 day ago ago
    by Josh Goebel (view)", "Aug 23, 2006 9:07AM ago
    by Josh Goebel (view)".

    too many "ago"s. =)

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  3. raublekick says:

    looks great, but is there a tarball or zip for the source?

  4. Pete says:

    Rails apps don't have to look like they're made by 37signals. You have other choices.

  5. Chris Gwynne says:

    Pete, they added a Grey border, oh no call the cops!

  6. Shanti says:

    Pete - it's open source so you're free to change the look & feel.

    Guy #1:

    "Hey - here's a $100 dollar bill."

    Guy #2:

    "Awww, man. Just think of the taxes I'll have to pay on that.

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