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Is Frihost the oldest surviving post to host forum?





deanhills
I remember at the time I joined Frihost in 2008 there were many other shared hosting forums available. They were not as good as Frihost, of course Razz but they were all in the business of giving shared hosting accounts in exchange for posts. Then from 2013 onwards I found those decreasing in number until 2016 when it was really difficult to find any. There still are some, but I am wondering whether Frihost is the oldest surviving post to host forum?

Do members know of any other post to host forums who are older and longer surviving than Frihost?
standready
I can't say that I do. WTG Frihost!!! Continue success!

Keep on postin'!
restonpiston
I'm glad I found it even with a little comunity it's still a great place! I got into because of the hosting and stay for the comunity
nam_siddharth
I think it was first to implement this idea of giving hosting space in exchange of posts. Others tried to copy this idea but they failed.
Da Rossa
"Other post to host forums"? I didn't get that. Do you mean "a server to host forums"? Even if that's the case, the answer is still no, I don't know any older hosts.
nam_siddharth
Da Rossa wrote:
"Other post to host forums"? I didn't get that. Do you mean "a server to host forums"? Even if that's the case, the answer is still no, I don't know any older hosts.

A forum where you post to get hosting space.
Da Rossa
nam_siddharth wrote:
Da Rossa wrote:
"Other post to host forums"? I didn't get that. Do you mean "a server to host forums"? Even if that's the case, the answer is still no, I don't know any older hosts.

A forum where you post to get hosting space.


Duh, now I get it. "Post to Host".
I don't know any other forum of the type. Are there any? Tell me about the competition Razz
SonLight
I signed up on at least two post-for-host sites before I found Frihost. I joined here in Dec 2006, so I'd guess it was late 2004 or early 2005 when I first joined one. I remember I had to get 20 points every week to keep hosting; I think we got one point each day we signed on, and posting about three long or maybe seven short posts during the week was usually enough.

Not nearly as flexible as here. There were probably an average of six to twelve hosts available during those early years. Frihost was early, but I doubt it was the first.

A lot of people thought they could post a few, get hosted, and not need to post again. There was confusion because you could do that in some hosts where they ran ads on your site. I don't count those as the same type of hosts, since there were and still are a lot of free hosts paid for by ads on the hosted site.
Possum
I do enjoy visiting here... Long live Frihost..
andy26
This is the only forum i have ever really bothered with to be fair, you can get anything from technical advice to life advice on here i love it the fact you get a hosting space is purely a bonus.

Whilst from time to time i may be busy to come on here when i do get a chance i still enjoy visiting the forum.
Da Rossa
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A lot of people thought they could post a few, get hosted, and not need to post again. There was confusion because you could do that in some hosts where they ran ads on your site. I don't count those as the same type of hosts, since there were and still are a lot of free hosts paid for by ads on the hosted site.


Ads on the hosted site is something I just wouldn't accept for my site. There is virtually no control of it. Not to mention the number of elements and regions your layout gets populated, plus the fact that some use animated, flashy banners. Sometimes the amount of ads just exceeds 35% of the real estate.
SonLight
Da Rossa, I found your site quite interesting. Even using google translate, I was able to make good sense of the material. I read a little bit of the philosophy of law notes, and may even have found one of the references you missed. If this isn't it, at least it's related:

http://izquotes.com/quote/1112

Quote:
“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.”
―John Adams


In context, this seems to be saying that those who have governmental power must be limited to avoid corruption. In the context of the lecture, I think the professor is rather saying that government of some sort is always necessary, because in the absence of any system of law, corruption would be worse than any bad government we can imagine.
Da Rossa
Thanks SonLight! I've written down your reference for when I finally have time to review the site, if that day ever comes. I hope it does!
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