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teba18



Joined: 31 Jan 2008
Posts: 273
Location: Algarve

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Online forum? Reply with quote

Does anyone know a good book that explains how to set up an online forum - a bit like this one (but on another topic entirely!)? Thanks.
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e-richard



Joined: 17 Oct 2004
Posts: 4878
Location: Algarve, Portugal

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't really need a book.
Assuming you can copy files to your server, then:

Just visit http://www.phpbb.com/ download a new installation, copy it to your server, run the install process and bingo, you are up and running.

It really is (almost) that easy.

the difficult bit is deciding on forum groups, and getting subscribers !
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kendalcottages



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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Location: Kendal, between the Lake District and the Dales

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be warned... getting a forum off the ground isn't easy, though (and they are rarely profitable, though that might not be the intention of course). Especially now that people have distractions such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
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casasantoestevo



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
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Location: O Saviñao, Galicia

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a moderator on one forum boy I can tell you it is a lot of hassle and I am glad of the support of my colleges. Stopping spammers is the biggest problem, but a close second is internet warriors.
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