Dollars BBS

If you are watching Durarara!!, then you have probably seen the Dollars BBS that Mikado and other members post on.

Like many others before me, I became interested in actually recreating the site.

The first task was to make the login page. A friend from UCLA (mm) looked at snapshots from the anime and created the logo from scratch. Thanks, mm!

Then looking at this and other snapshots, I recreated the login page to stay as true to the anime as possible.

As for the BBS itself, I decided to use the Kareha script and modified it to suit my needs.

There wasn’t really any good close-ups of the board itself until the more recent episodes.

I haven’t really worked on the site until this week. The login page was up, but it didn’t lead to anywhere (I blame school projects and other work).

The goal here is to make the discussion board look as close to the anime one as possible.

There is no user registration and anonymous posting is allowed just like 2chan and 4chan. Personally, it’s much more likely that I’ll post if I can do it right away without having to register and put in an email.

Of course, the functionality and features isn’t the same as what they have in the anime.

This is still a work in progress and there’s always room for improvement (it’s still missing some things!). I’ll be modifying/updating the BBS at random times.

Feel free to leave suggestions here or on the board itself.

The URL for Dollars BBS is [http://dollars-bbs.org/]. Probably everyone knows by now, but the password is “baccano” (same as in the anime).

Please keep it clean and enjoy!

104 Comments to “Dollars BBS”

  1. Michael says:

    This is great work! Thanks.

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks!

    [Reply]

    ashley ledford Reply:

    hey what is the password to this anime website I knew it and forgot it..

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    It’s “baccano”. :)

  2. Persocom says:

    Very cool ^^ I was just looking at sites related to Durarara yesterday, then I stumble across this, good job it looks great :)

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Nice coincidence! :)

    [Reply]

  3. Shadow says:

    Cool! It looks really good. There’s no prompt about typing in the wrong password, so I didn’t know I was typing it in wrong for a bit (maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be).

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks, I didn’t make it show an error message if the password was wrong. I should probably do that (soon).

    [Reply]

  4. K says:

    that’s one awesome site :)) kudos to the maker. Dollarts-su!

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    ^o^

    [Reply]

    K Reply:

    btw O.O Checkie! http://www.kbeneza.com/ultimateweddinggift/
    Mind if I write about this site on my blog to attract more peeps?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Yeah, I’m behind on my blogroll reading. >_<

    I'm so jealous of your gift. It's awesome!

    By all means, go ahead.

  5. DOLLARS BBS says:

    [...] of Reltair! (thanks for letting me post it here). Was actually waiting for someone to make this site… [...]

  6. Fabrice says:

    Nice nice =)
    i am now a proud dollar member XD

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Nice! XD

    [Reply]

  7. tabetaiii says:

    ah lovely job!

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks!!

    [Reply]

  8. Yi says:

    Ooooh fun!

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    :D

    [Reply]

  9. izaya says:

    well this is soo great to have some dollars chat rooms..i wanted to make 1 my self but im no good lol i think i looked all over the net to at least buy it…i really love the anime and ill look till i find it or find someoane ho can make me 1..haha i think ill pay wath it taks to make it..im crezy right?o well this is me..i love your site and g.l with it

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks, looks like you’re a devoted Durarara!! fan. :)

    [Reply]

  10. THEPRO says:

    olle me gusto la pauina pero tu eres la dueña o una usuaria del dollars

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    La dueña. (I guess?)

    [Reply]

  11. uhm says:

    hi,

    i’m one of the regulars in the site now, i hope you can fix the security of the site, plus make the boards anti-spam . Also add pm option for the chatroom.

    thanks ya

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hi, I will when I am able to. Not too sure about the PM option for the chatroom though.

    [Reply]

  12. lurksalot says:

    Awesome job. Looking forward to see how this pans out. You know there are other dollar sites right? I wonder if its possible to set up links between us all. It might bring in more members and spread communication and what nots.

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks, me too. Yeah, I’ve looked at some of the other Dollars sites. There are a lot out there so I probably haven’t seen them all, but doesn’t hurt to ask about link exchange I guess.

    [Reply]

  13. Awesome site yours faithfully Xuan Cecot

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks! ^^

    [Reply]

  14. Siren says:

    I’m incredibly impressed by the website.

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Me too. :)

    [Reply]

    LG Reply:

    Do you happen to know Mr. Nagata? I’m just curious because of your chosen username.

    If not, sorry for bugging you!

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Um, nope. I don’t have any idea who that is.

    No problem, I’ve been using this username since middle school I think. :)

    [Reply]

  15. LG says:

    Hi Mr. Reltair.

    I don’t mean to be stalking you, but did you get my email? I really wish we could work something out.

    Please reply.

    Thank you,
    LG

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Not sure what you’re referring to. I don’t think I got an email from you.

    [Reply]

  16. Yami says:

    Hi,
    I really enjoy this site and the chat room, but some people seem to have been abusing a suicide bug script and blowing up chat rooms for fun, I was wondering if you could do anything about that. I’ve practically come up with a name for when a series of chat suicides happen…

    Sincerely,
    Yami

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hello, I’m glad to hear you like the site. The bug that causes chat rooms to crash should be fixed now unless they found another way around it…

    [Reply]

  17. darkman says:

    dude!!!…awesome site!!!…anyways…um…do you know if the logo is copyrighted?
    if so…who owns it?

    [Reply]

  18. darkman says:

    or is it free for any one to use?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks, although the design is from the anime, the actual logo/image file used on the site was made by a friend of mine and was intended for use on the site itself. I don’t believe it is copyrighted though.

    [Reply]

  19. darkman says:

    so could it be used by anyone then?…wait…wouldnt it belong to the makes of the anime???…what im trying to get at is could i make a shirt of it without gettin sued?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Ah, the logo is probably licensed since I have seen GE Animation offer some products with the Dollars logo on it. Not sure though. *shrug*

    [Reply]

  20. brooyt says:

    wat dollars bbs password

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    I included it in my post: “Probably everyone knows by now, but the password is “baccano” (same as in the anime).”

    [Reply]

    Proxy Reply:

    I’ve been a member for a little while now and I’ve always been able to log in with that password except for today. I checked if caps were off and the spelling. I know you’re tired of hearing about anything dealing with passwords but did you change it?

    [Reply]

  21. Proxy says:

    I’ve been a member for a little while now and I’ve always been able to login using that password except today I can’t anymore. I’ve checked my caps lock and even the spelling several times. I know you get tired of hearing about anything dealing with passwords but did you change it?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Nope, the password should still be the same as it was before.

    [Reply]

  22. Aalis says:

    Hey, Durarara has quickly become my favorite anime, and I nearly had a heart attack when I found your website. It was instantly made my homepage. There’s just one issue I’m having with it. Every time I type in “baccano,” it tells me the password is incorrect. Is this just because there’s nothing beyond that point still, or there something I’m doing wrong? Any and all help is appreciated.

    [Reply]

    Aalis Reply:

    Nevermind, it just randomly decided to work.

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hmm, weird. “baccano” should work, good to hear it’s working fine though now.

    [Reply]

  23. Saru says:

    Hi Mr. Reltair,

    I do you know why the chat on the site is down?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    The chat was taking up too much of the server’s resources. That’s why I took it down and linked to http://drrrchat.com/ instead.

    [Reply]

  24. Lulu says:

    i was wondering if you can show me how to create a website with password protection and a chat room like this site provides its for a project, and no i am not going to create another dollars one ^^;

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    I would just google around for a tutorial on making a password protected website. As for the chat, it was simply using the code from http://code.google.com/p/drrr-like-chat/ and hosting it on a server. The instructions are pretty straightforward for setting it up, assuming you have your own web server.

    Hopefully that helped.

    [Reply]

    Lulu Reply:

    Thank you so much this did help for the most part. And i really loved your site! xD

    [Reply]

    Lulu Reply:

    I am wondering if you know any free web server that i may use. I would very much apreciate it :)

    Reltair Reply:

    No problem, and thanks.

    Sorry, I don’t know of any free web servers. Places like http://www.weebly.com/ let you make free websites though. *shrug*

    japanfreak Reply:

    hi can you give some other link i really wanna make a chat like the one in durarara and the link you provided isnt working please provide another

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hi, I think the developer for that chat removed his project off Google Code. I do not know of any other chat projects for durarara.

  25. Lulu says:

    Oh ok thanks for trying ^^

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    No problem, and good luck! :)

    [Reply]

    japanfreak Reply:

    can you contact me via email i want to talk to you more about this please

    [Reply]

  26. Sasuto23 says:

    Im doing it from an itouch and neither websites are working
    Ive tried baccano a bunch and the second site just doesnt log on

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hm, maybe your cookies aren’t enabled? Or cache needs to be cleared? Not sure what the issue is, but the site/login are up and running.

    [Reply]

  27. Chibi!Iza says:

    I wanna say, DOLLARS should not be exposed this much. It should be from people to people by private message or looked from the anime itself..

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    I respectfully disagree. I don’t believe a blog post is “exposing” the Dollars too much. People spreading the word via forums, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs is still a form of “from people to people”, and helps to build the community.

    [Reply]

  28. wapwap says:

    Actually, i came here too to say that posting the password for a website, on a website thats 3 results down on google, is now no longer needed. You’ve got 90k people on the site, so why not just let pure word of mouth spread it now? I only found out about the bbs because a google searched it, and i found the password because i used google. Just so happened i found it right as i was watching the episode that revealed it, too. Why not just edit the password out.

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Eh, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. It’s just saving people from doing an extra Google search, or from reading the comments on this post too. The password is already out all over the place.

    [Reply]

  29. CHROME says:

    Howd you make it? Did you have to pay – because I want to make something for my friends!

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    It uses the kareha script (http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/web/wakaba_kareha) with custom styling and other modifications. Kareha doesn’t cost anything to use, so you can use that if you’re looking for a message board script.

    [Reply]

  30. lala says:

    COOOOOOOOOL

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Cool indeed. :)

    [Reply]

  31. Sasha says:

    WOW! It’s so cool that u created a real one!! :D

    [Reply]

  32. Sasha says:

    Btw, don’t remove the password, as some people suggest. It really wouldn’t be the same without The login page :)

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Yeah, I agree.

    [Reply]

  33. Kamine says:

    i have something to ask privately can u send me ur email ?
    Your site is cool~~~

    [Reply]

  34. Shirou says:

    It`s a very cool site. I really like the login page and the password, and the content of the rest is pretty awesome too. Keep up the good work~~

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Yup, we have an awesome community!

    [Reply]

  35. Mikado says:

    Hi how are u?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hello, I’m doing alright, and you?

    [Reply]

  36. Ranx26 says:

    I want to be a member? how can i become a member?

    [Reply]

  37. Ramx26 says:

    I want to be a member!!!! how can i become a member?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    There’s no special process to it, simply visit the BBS and you are already a member. :)

    [Reply]

  38. Lynn says:

    My english’ bad ,maybe i should say ‘good job’?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Sounds good to me, thanks!

    [Reply]

  39. Nazu says:

    =~= how’d u make the chat?
    im making my own website and i cant find a chat creator similar to that one ._. Q~Q im starting to think i have to pay; which is so not happening.

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Dollars BBS just links to http://drrrchat.com/ for the chat. Suin (the chat creator) used to have a Google Code project up for it, but it seems he took it down or something now.

    [Reply]

    Toxical Reply:

    Heyyy, update me with what you are doing! :)

    I can’t seem to work with password thingys =(

    Add me in skype
    toxical.l

    [Reply]

  40. Toxical says:

    Hello Reltair.

    It seems like your member page has grown quite a lot recently. I’ve just finished watching the anime, and what you did was amazing. However I was wondering about a few things. One of those would be members in Brazil and how outdated the members really are.

    I would like to share some ideas with you, but I don’t know how to contact you. Pleasee mail me back. Maybe we can start talking, Idk. Other than that, AMAZING work!! :)

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hi, I have responded to your email. Not sure if you’re referring to the correct site since Dollars BBS doesn’t have a members page. >_<

    [Reply]

    Toxical Reply:

    I tryed to say that we did not have many members in Brazil! :/

    So it got me thinking if I can translate the website. I am studying PHP, and this is a project I would love to do. I don’t know the first thing about it, but I am working on that haha!

    Nice website, both dollars-bbs and projectsaber.

    They look amazing! :)

    Cheers

    [Reply]

  41. stephen says:

    i do have one question out of all this how did you even make it excpecially from scratch

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    It uses the kareha script (http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/web/wakaba_kareha) with custom styling and other modifications.

    [Reply]

    enemy Reply:

    Can you make available open source code with the dollar’s style?

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    I currently do not have plans to open source the styles.

  42. YUMEJI says:

    I want Join yours dollars please sent me one password.

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    The password is “baccano” if you didn’t already figure it out. :)

    [Reply]

  43. Nathaniel says:

    Hello Reltiar,

    I have been searching for weeks now on how to make a login page much like your own. It would be much appreciated if you could point me in the direction of what sort of script you are using (everything I find that’s even close to what I want is either insecure Javascript or php that interferes with what php is already on the page for some reason)

    I haven’t been coding for very long and any help is appreciated.

    Best wishes,
    Nathaniel

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hi Nathaniel,

    The login page is some simple code I wrote a while ago (3 years~). The index.html page makes a POST to a login.php page with the password entered. Then on the PHP page it just checks if the password is equal to “baccano” and changes the page location accordingly using an if/else statement.

    Hope that helps and good luck!

    [Reply]

    Nathaniel Reply:

    Thank you for all of your help! Everything is working great so far.

    The only problem I am having now is protecting my other pages using the script. For instance, when someone accesses http://dollars-bbs.org/main/ without logging in, it redirects them to the login page.

    Was this through .htaccess or one of the Kareha files? If I remember from my Wakaba days, most of those files were Perl.

    Thank you for your help,
    Nathaniel

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    No problem, Dollars BBS creates a session cookie on successful login and each page checks for a specific value in the cookie. If the cookie/value does not exist, then it redirects them. This is probably not the most efficient way to do this, but it was from a long time ago. Good luck!

  44. Beckie says:

    Hi I love that page very much :))
    Thank yoz but I still have the same problem – I cant go to chatrooms … so sorry for bothering you but I dont know if I have a problem or its just not finished yet. Thank you for your time :))

    [Reply]

    Reltair Reply:

    Hi, thanks!

    The Chatrooms tab just goes to a page that has links to these two chats:
    http://www.darasu.net/
    http://drrrchat.com/

    You can go to those 2 chat sites directly (they’re not developed by me).

    [Reply]

  45. Thaina says:

    Hi guys I’m new in this what should I do

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)