View Full Version : Adding a message board to my website? Opinions?
10-06-2002, 06:52 PM
Anyone have a message board on their website?
I'd like to put one, similar to this one (I suppose), on my site.
Is there a place to download the software/code required?
Anything to watchout for?
10-06-2002, 07:06 PM
use this one :)
10-06-2002, 07:19 PM
Will I need to run a SQLserver on the website to run this (or any message board)?
10-07-2002, 09:51 AM
I used Snitz Forums and it worked well for me, did not need SQL just a database. Here is a page from their site that also lists their competitors (even though they are free), this should give you plenty of choices. Phpbb is listed.
10-15-2002, 11:56 AM
Does anyone have any experience with InvisionBoard (http://www.invisionboard.com)?
I'd be interested in hearing from people who not only have used it to host a bulletin board, but anyone who has experience from a user's standpoint.
10-15-2002, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by xsiled2
use this one :)
Highly configurable, moddable, and best of all open source so it won't cost you a penny. I run it on my site (http://www.beasi.net/phpBB2/) and love it.
It does however require PHP and MySQL access. DCForum (http://www.dcscripts.com/dcforum.shtml\) was something I used for awhile when I only had Perl access and although it looks fairly good and has a lot of features, it is a serious space hog because of the way it stores data.
10-15-2002, 02:18 PM
One of my webhosts uses invisionboard and the first time I went there I was quite impressed by the number of features it has. You can even put in sql and php commands in replies... Anyway, I thought it was really cool...
10-17-2002, 10:51 AM
Thanks for the feedback, sho. I downloaded invisionboard and it installed pretty easily. Configuration was straightforward, too.
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