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christine
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: ipoh,perak,Malaysia
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 01-06-2003 09:31

I recently developed a new website for my company, but i duno how to developed a new forum, do anybody know? do help n give some meaningful ideas mail me.......

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 01-06-2003 09:37

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 01-06-2003 14:19

Yeah, the level of work needed to develop a decent forum is simply amazing, especially if you don't know where to start.

There are a lot of ready to use forums out there, some free some not.

There are some good resources here in the :FAQ: as well - take a look.



{{edit - apparently you can't link to a search results page... }}



[This message has been edited by DL-44 (edited 01-06-2003).]

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 01-06-2003 14:25

Specifically look here:

:FAQ:

It would also be handy if you told us what languages you have available so we can make better recommendations.

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

Hydr0
Neurotic (0) Inmate
Newly admitted

From: Kirkland, Washington, USA
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 01-07-2003 00:12

Its very easy to make your own forum... I would suggest using MySql if I were. Its just a simple system.. All topics are posted to a table, and all messages to a different table.. Thats one way to go about it. Then you just recall information from the database to the site, and echo it out.. REMEMBER: THIS IS JUST THE SIMPLE STRUCTURE, NOTHING MORE.. The code is very easy to make aswell.

-Eli Bolotin

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 01-07-2003 01:26

I'm sorry, did you say it's VERY EASY to make your own forum?

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 01-07-2003 02:01

synax: It is indeed very easy to make your own forum - it is much more difficult to do it right

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Emps

FAQs: Emperor

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 01-07-2003 03:08

Or to make it well, with quality features, and code that will do everything you want it to without puking on itself... =)



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reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the bigger bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 01-07-2003 05:38

it's also easy to do a brain transplant aswell.

just hand me an axe, some tongs and some sticky tape. all you have to do is switch the brains, nothing more.

Perfect Thunder
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milwaukee
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 01-07-2003 07:41

The basic concepts aren't too hard -- in fact I'm thinking of coding one myself for practice -- but to make anything as good as the most popular free bulletin board projects would require a hell of a lot more dedication and skill than I've got. Mine is just going to be a half-assed job, intended for a user community that'll probably never break the single digits.

Lurch
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 01-07-2003 16:57

Emps is exactly right on this... its easy to do, but difficult/time consuming to do it right... that's why if you want a (reliable) fully functioning forum with lots of features, you go to a prebuilt forum like PHPBB or vbulletin. I can't reccomend PHPBB enough



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