esoTalk forum only includes one board and no category, and the only board is also the main page. It uses tags to categorize everything such as private conversations and drafts.
Based on Ajax, an esoTalk forum automatically updates while someone is replying, and people can switch to what they want to read by scrolling the blue bar. Users can also add and remove skins and plugins, change a member's status, and “star” conversations by one-clicking on an esoTalk forum.
The package of self-made esoTalk emoticons is also released on Wikimedia Commons.
esoTalk was originally developed and designed by the Australian brothers, Simon Zerner and Toby Zerner, however, Simon passed away in mid-2009, and his brother Toby continued the development.
The first public beta version, 1.0.0 beta 1, has been released on 1 December 2009.