also chiming in about category-centric feature-restrict. maybe even category-centric bbs mode and image reply mode (no image posts in one cat)
It should be doable by installing ochiba twice, one in open-posting mode, one in restricted mode. Give them the same look, share a menu, and it should be mostly transparent as far as visitors go.
an options section where someone/anyone can define their own posts per page, truncated posts per thread, css
You mean a web-based interface to conf.php? Something to consider, I suppose, but conf.php is meant to be edit once, and not think about it anymore, so I haven't felt it was a good place to spend time on an interface you'll use very infrequently.
a popular keywords section ala flickr
Interesting idea... I'll have to play around with this.
default category, instead of /home
mod_rewrite is your friend!
maybe pinging of blog servers for photolog/moblog purposes? maybe even some rss enclosure stuff so it can podcast too?
Interesting, interesting... I haven't really delved into the RSS side of things other than just getting it up, but it is an area I would like to expand.
later on i will volunteer to make a languages.txt so you can just include it and have all the text and stuff from that
That would be great. I've gotten a little sloppy with things, but the strings.php is an easy place to start, I hope.
lemme know how you do on the iframe/divs instead of popups
I actually got it to render OK in IE. See http://ochiba.x-maru.org/test/ for a sample of a new idea for the posting and searching interfaces. It's not a full ochiba install, just a few sample pages to illustrate where I'm going. Rather than a opening a whole new window, the post and search boxes will appear via dynamically generated content, via DOM stuff (kind of like the "Another File" option for posting).
Another idea I had is to use XmlHttpRequest to "pre-validate" verification codes, so that the POST doesn't officially begin until the verification code has checked out. This will save an a lot of headache, I think (be quicker, too).