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Can anyone make some decent recommendations for a free or cheap messageboard product/service.

The Reality Check website needs a discussion board, preferably with some login & security built in.

I could write one, but I really don't have the time or energy.

I don't want any "groups" like Yahoo or MSN. I damn sure do NOT want MySpace. I already have a website. I'm not using DNN, so no DNN modules please.

I want a nice simple message board that people can read and post to (if they sign in) without having to give their soul to yahoo or msn. I also want the ability to "subscribe" to a specific thread without having to get every single message on the whole board (like yahoo.)

I want avatars that people can pick a picture or provide their own.

I want to be able to moderate the board, or appoint someone to, to get rid of anyone being a PITA or posting inappropriate stuff.

I would prefer it work with MySQL or Access, so I dont have to pay for SQL Server. Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 3:11 PM | Back to top



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phpBB works really well, and is used a lot...
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I have used the Web Wiz forums, but gave them up for phpBB when it came time to upgrade, because the upgrade path was terrible.

if your host doesn't use PHP, perhaps you should talk with George or I..... :)
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Community Server in the realm of possiblity? You'd have to use SQL server though. We like it OK for our user group here in Arizona. A little crazy to upload attachments, but everything else is pretty straightforward.
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If your host can use PHP, I would say phpBB would be the way to go. That is used EVERYWHERE.
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You just don't like DNN because its Canadian.
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Drow Canadians?! OMG, do they really exist?! I must find their underground city and move there!

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Snitz Forums. It's classic asp, and runs off access or sql server. The forum software is free, and with http://ucvhost.com/ you only pay $12/yr for hosting.
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MBoard is free & very easy to setup you can see the one I just installed on one of my web servers at www.TonyFordz.net

If you find a web space provider that has cpanel available on something like a Linux server you will have some pre-installed scripts like SMF, phpBB, and other types as well depending on the provider & what they have setup for their customers.

Also you can always google "Free Scripts", "Free Boards", "I need a board" to find some as well. I found this post with "I need a board" so that I could share MBoard with anyone interested. You can download it at http://www.phpjunkyard.com/php-message-board.php

Good luck,
Tony Ford
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