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3rd May 2004, 11:30 PM
Where can I find information about creating a forum, such as this one?
I have been pressed with the daunting task of its creation by my high school reunion commitee and now ask you.
3rd May 2004, 11:37 PM
if you just wanted a quick forum, you can find some free open source forum web application such as phpbb.com
4th May 2004, 12:24 AM
I second that phpbb recommendation. I am currently running 3 such forums and it is great for low to medium traffic (I think it begins to buckle under large strains but not sure). It is a snap to setup and there are tons of mods and styles that make it look good. If you want to see an example: http://bhpdc-forums.dyndns.org/alsa
4th May 2004, 01:06 AM
Yes, I also recently created a forum on my site, and i use PhpBB 2.0.6, and PostgreSQL
Getting the Php forum and the database to interface correctly was not an incredibly easy task, I did waste a lot of time trying to get it working with MySQL instead, which had a problem for some reason with my setup.
4th May 2004, 01:19 AM
Yes, I guess I do need to reconsider, at the beginning (I knew very little about linux and servers) I did have quite a bit of trouble getting the mysql db to line up with the install but with fedora (and experience) it is super easy (you can install it on a regular fedora server install as long as you have apache, mysql, php, and mysql-php. (or http-php I forget).
4th May 2004, 01:51 AM
another good board is phorum.org, less features but very lightweight in term of processing and query :p
4th May 2004, 06:02 AM
Okay, I am going to look into phpbb. Bana that screenshot was really great. The only thing is that I am going to have to talk to the site's administrator and find out how we can set it up.
Basically, my old high school just has web space and I am not sure about quotas, but I think I can get access to executables for server side scripting.
I have never worked with mySQL, although I think that it or its parent SQL is the language behind MS Access. Which I like using.
I did not disclose this, but it might change some approaches.
What I need to do, is just create a blog for our graduating class with psswd/email authentication to prevent people from posting obscene or otherwise lewd comments. If they do we can boot them off the site...and then later review...and politic them back into the site. Suggestions?
More news will follow.
Thank you for the tips and support.
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