TWiV 39: Virus structure

July 5, 2009

Hosts:Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier

Vincent and Dick discuss virus structure and answer listener questions.

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  • gsgs

    instead of asking qustions directly – let me ask why you don't attach a discussion forum to the site where I can ask and discuss with other users about virology

  • http://www.virology.ws profvrr

    I have been thinking about a discussion forum, especially since the
    listers/readers of virology blog and twiv have now grown
    substantially. It probably makes sense to have one forum for both the
    blog and podcast. What do you think? Suggestions for the forum
    software?

  • gsgs

    I know best phpbb:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhpBB
    e.g.: http://www.setbb.com/fluwiki2/

    and v-bulletin:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VBulletin
    e.g.: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/search.php?do=

    phpbb is offered for free by some companies but they include advertisements.
    I like their 3 icons for
    View posts since last visit
    View your posts
    View unanswered posts

    v-bulletin is better for tables,pictures, it also has otions for friends,albums,social groups, chat

    I've been visiting these forums since birdflu/2005, I always wanted
    to merge them instead I end up creating new ones…

    you could probably also get a subforum on existing forums for special
    virology subjects/threads using their moderation.
    Some moderators will be useful to delete spams etc.

    there are also mailing lists such as yahoogroups.com or “usenet”, now groups.google.com,
    then facebook, which is quite popular, where you can also have groups.

  • gsgs

    instead of asking qustions directly – let me ask why you don't attach a discussion forum to the site where I can ask and discuss with other users about virology

  • http://www.virology.ws profvrr

    I have been thinking about a discussion forum, especially since the
    listers/readers of virology blog and twiv have now grown
    substantially. It probably makes sense to have one forum for both the
    blog and podcast. What do you think? Suggestions for the forum
    software?

  • gsgs

    I know best phpbb:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhpBB
    e.g.: http://www.setbb.com/fluwiki2/

    and v-bulletin:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VBulletin
    e.g.: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/search.php?do=

    phpbb is offered for free by some companies but they include advertisements.
    I like their 3 icons for
    View posts since last visit
    View your posts
    View unanswered posts

    v-bulletin is better for tables,pictures, it also has otions for friends,albums,social groups, chat

    I've been visiting these forums since birdflu/2005, I always wanted
    to merge them instead I end up creating new ones…

    you could probably also get a subforum on existing forums for special
    virology subjects/threads using their moderation.
    Some moderators will be useful to delete spams etc.

    there are also mailing lists such as yahoogroups.com or “usenet”, now groups.google.com,
    then facebook, which is quite popular, where you can also have groups.

  • Carlos Acosta009

    V.R youre the man!

  • http://twitter.com/Khoobaan Khoobaan

    Gee! I would have liked to see more discussion on virus structure but thank you so much for this conversation.

  • Max Staebler

    best podcast on the net