Does minibb put images into the minibb schema as a blob? Or does it make href links to uploaded files on the server file system?
miniBB doesn't use database for storing the files, we're considering this as a very outdated and not practical approach; it stores all files as physical files on the disk. Extension might be changed, but it's not mandatory - the original extension could be kept. File/Images Attachments
is purely flat-files based add-on, it doesn't use database even for storing the files information. Yes, miniBB creates either static either dynamic links to files, it depends on the privacy setting.
Zero avatars, even though it's possible to make them in phorum.
As you see, we don't even have smilies installed on the official forum :)
I think, whatever people need from the forum, is its content, the questions/answers model, SEO weapon for quick and easy earning.
Those nifty graphical things are mostly for women, so if your forum is die-hard-men oriented, I could merely understand why there were no avatars involved.
Good luck. You may use our File Bank (
icon above the form) to upload .zip packages and refer to them in Custom Tutorials and Modifications
Thanks in advance.