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Every thought about creating your own forum? According to siteground it is is easy to install and administer.

http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/phpbb3/

they say you can check out there professional phpBB hosting and offereing a FREE phpBB3 installation.

But is a forum difficult to start from scratch? Well you can read what other people say about this in yahoo discussion forum

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080704092115AAv8T38

Of course, regardless of how you start out with a forum, you will still need to inspire people to post there and offer attractions so that new folks do to come to visit. Once they arrive, you certainly do not want to chase them away. Keeping a forum active is not easy and good moderation skills for example, surely is not a walk in the park.

However, it is possible.



3 blog comments below

Bluedoll wrote:
Every thought about creating your own forum? According to [...] it is is easy to install and administer.

It's easy to install and administer here on your free Frihost hosting package as well.
I personally wouldn't be drawn to advertising another paid hosts package on the Frihost forums though, as I would prefer to direct folk to the same options they can obtain here, free, with an established member base to ask technical advice from.
Oh, and phpBB is free open source software which is easily installed on your free Frihost server space - a win win situation Smile

Bluedoll wrote:
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Of course, regardless of how you start out with a forum, you will still need to inspire people to post there and offer attractions so that new folks do to come to visit. Once they arrive, you certainly do not want to chase them away. Keeping a forum active is not easy and good moderation skills for example, surely is not a walk in the park.

I agree it must be difficult to run a forum, and although I have installed/played with phpbb on my own free Frihost space, it has been simply for amusement and educational purposes only.
I would not be interested in the time that must be involved maintaining a 'live' forum myself, and I imagine there must be some folk who, unable to think critically or make decisions based on factual evidence, would find it even more difficult to make equitable moderation decisions.


Bluedoll wrote:
However, it is possible.

Absolutely, for any reasoned person with enough motivation and time.

...and we can do it all ourselves, free, here at Frihost, how cool is that Cool
watersoul on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:48 pm
I think frihost was a good idea (post for coins) with excellent hosting features. Things change, Bondings the owner is taking less and less interest in it which is understandable as everyone has interests outside the internet.

The forum it seems http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-129429.html is having problems (some members have stated it is dying or dead) of keeping up interest and perhaps here in my blog I was making a note that there may be other options available...
Bluedoll on Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:25 am
Certainly running a forum is challenging. There is no doubt about it. The sad thing though is there are people who are capable and willing but never get the chance.
Bluedoll on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:16 pm



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