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Old 01-03-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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Free Forums?

Im kinda looking for free forums I can add to my site, anyone know some good ones which include most if not all the features LF has to offer?




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Old 01-03-2004, 09:58 PM   #2
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I think I can help.

I would suggest that you get phpbb. It has many features, and is by far the best free forum maker, its easy to use, and comes with hundreds of options and color schemes and themes. the website is here. Be sure to get the newest installment, and have fun creating your own free forum.

BTW, It is a zip file, so you need to get WinZip, or an unzipping program to use it, if you dont have one already. Also, it may be confusing at first to make a forum, but it will come to you, if you try.

You will also need webspace. Yahoo and Lycos are good hosters, that are free, and are easy to acces.

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Old 01-03-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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Thanks but what do I open the file with?




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Old 01-03-2004, 10:47 PM   #4
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Thanks but what do I open the file with?
um, you don't.....

Uplaod it to a server like Lycos.


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Old 01-03-2004, 10:49 PM   #5
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um, you don't.....

Uplaod it to a server like Lycos.
So that means that you jsut upload the zip file to the filespace?





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Old 01-03-2004, 11:02 PM   #6
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OOOOO, me stooopid....




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Old 01-03-2004, 11:03 PM   #7
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OOOOO, me stooopid....
Are you talking about me? Are you calling me stupid or something?





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Old 01-03-2004, 11:10 PM   #8
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Old 01-03-2004, 11:12 PM   #9
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Lol. Ok. I thought you were talking in that form as in trying to be me. Cuz, I saw there really wasnt any sense in your post, so I was kinda confused...






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Old 01-04-2004, 12:23 AM   #10
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Are you talking about me? Are you calling me stupid or something?
Stop thinking everyone's referring to you, selfish git.

Anyway, pbhpp is good. It's design is pretty good, besides the fact that it's alot different than vbulletin(the format Lucasforums is based on).

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Old 01-04-2004, 12:59 AM   #11
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Stop thinking everyone's referring to you, selfish git.

Anyway, pbhpp is good. It's design is pretty good, besides the fact that it's alot different than vbforums(the format Lucasforums is based on).
It's vBulletin you fool.

And Arreat, if you want to take these geniuses' advice and use phpBB, go right ahead. But let me tell you one thing: you can't just upload the zip file. You have to unzip it with winZip or winRar (winzip.com/rarlabs.com). Or if you don't want to do all that work you can get a free forum at dk3.com that is based on phpBB with just about all the features. Or you can go to hyperboards.com or proboards.com which I find better than phpBB because they have a lot more post options and customization, although you can;t add cool templates and the such. So it's your choice. but believe me, I've had countless forums, and I know what I'm talking about.

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Old 01-04-2004, 01:53 AM   #12
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Thanks, Joe I just signed up for Proboards its got everything I need! Thanks again.




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Old 01-04-2004, 02:10 AM   #13
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It's vBulletin you fool.

And Arreat, if you want to take these geniuses' advice and use phpBB, go right ahead. But let me tell you one thing: you can't just upload the zip file. You have to unzip it with winZip or winRar (winzip.com/rarlabs.com). Or if you don't want to do all that work you can get a free forum at dk3.com that is based on phpBB with just about all the features. Or you can go to hyperboards.com or proboards.com which I find better than phpBB because they have a lot more post options and customization, although you can;t add cool templates and the such. So it's your choice. but believe me, I've had countless forums, and I know what I'm talking about.
Yeh, I didn't make myself clear. You unzip it, then upload. Sorry about the confusion.

You can edit the files in notepad, but don't do that until you learn some of the codes.

Anyways, you can customize it once you've uplaoded the files and entered into your forum without manually editing any files.

EDIT - Joe, hes right. VBulltiten Forums is the way he said it. People abbreviate VBulliten as VB all the time


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Old 01-05-2004, 02:52 AM   #14
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I'd go with that, or this

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Old 01-05-2004, 11:41 AM   #15
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Or you can go to hyperboards.com or proboards.com which I find better than phpBB because they have a lot more post options and customization,...
Once you get to know how phpbb works you can customise it all the way you like. I always think its better you can manage/set up your own forum without it being doen by a third party. And since Ive had quite a few forums I promote phpbb as one among the best free ones.
And if you can afford it, get VBulletin. So easy and evrything can be changed/set up.

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Old 01-05-2004, 05:28 PM   #16
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It's vBulletin you fool.

And Arreat, if you want to take these geniuses' advice and use phpBB, go right ahead. But let me tell you one thing: you can't just upload the zip file. You have to unzip it with winZip or winRar (winzip.com/rarlabs.com). Or if you don't want to do all that work you can get a free forum at dk3.com that is based on phpBB with just about all the features. Or you can go to hyperboards.com or proboards.com which I find better than phpBB because they have a lot more post options and customization, although you can;t add cool templates and the such. So it's your choice. but believe me, I've had countless forums, and I know what I'm talking about.
Yeah, and beware of forums with a bandwith limit
You really listen to Joe, he has lots of experience (not only good experienses )




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Old 01-05-2004, 10:32 PM   #17
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P*ss poor easy to set-up, free and pretty decent (not as good as vb or phpbb though)
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:33 PM   #18
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Very easy to set up, free and pretty decent.
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Old 01-05-2004, 11:02 PM   #19
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I already told him about ProBoards, man, and he said he's already set up his forums.

I believe this thread is safe to be closed...

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Old 01-07-2004, 03:51 PM   #20
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this is not about forums, sorry,
wanted to save a thread. I need to find out
site thingies for making online petitions?
anyone know about this?

and other web thingies I like would be
name generators? how do you make one?
is their a site?

also I found this site,
looks good for web designers out there

Free Website Templates from JimWorld
http://freesitetemplates.com/

they have tutorials and stuff
(just incase someone wants to gussy up
a website they have)




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Old 01-07-2004, 09:38 PM   #21
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Thanks for the templates - just that I don't know how to put em up. Ya I suck at making sites.




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Old 01-14-2004, 10:54 AM   #22
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Dude, you are already in a free forum.




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Old 01-14-2004, 01:07 PM   #23
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Dude, you are already in a free forum.
He's talking about free hosting, not free membership
VBulletin has payed hosting




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