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I Want To Start My Own Forum But I Need An Aussie Provider


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#1 Teenage.Zombiee

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 10:23 PM

Hey guys.

I'm planning on starting up my own tech support forum but I really don't know how to go about it.
I've been told I need a few things

-Software
-Host
-Admon
-Topic

I've decided on my topic but I don't know about the rest.

For my host though I want an Australian one (hence I live in Australia)

Any ideas?

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:54 AM

You are either going to have to decide what forum software that you are going to want to use so that you can get a host that will support it, or get a host and then forums software based on what they support. I have no idea what you mean by admon.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:20 PM

A typical setup would be PHPBB on a standard hosting service. Any web host worth its salt supports PHP/MySQL, which is all you need to run PHPBB, a popular free forum software package.

I'm with Groovicus, what's Admon? Google was unenlightening.

#4 Teenage.Zombiee

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:29 AM

Sorry guys, my Admon I ment Admin :thumbsup: I really need to start reading my posts before I well.. post.

Anyway guys thanks for the advice.
I'm really not sure how to go about it because I really want to get this thing running as I think it would be interesting to do. And someone recommended I should start a forum (i have no idea what they were on about since they didnt tell me what to start one about :S )

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:49 PM

I would advise starting small using something like ProBoards have a look at the examples section, It will give you some ideas.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:57 PM

Free Forums, get your feet wet before running your own.
http://invisionfree.com/

Here's the one we used for our AA clan. (now disbanded)
http://s11.invisionfree.com/SevenDeadlySins/index.php

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:24 PM

if I may offer a few pointers for you from my own experiences with visiting and logging into boards?

I suggest you do NOT have a board with an interface such as http://z11.invisionfree.com/SevenDeadlySin...dex.php?act=idx

I was recently ON a board like that ; and left pretty sharpish;for starters I found I could not see what I was typing on the screan which was hidden in darkness

the board needs to be light and inviting, easily 'read';

if you wish to 'fund' it with ads such as some forums do you need to be very careful of what ads you DO allow; one forum I am on is really only 'readable' when ALL the intrusive ads are blocked :thumbsup:

as for topics etc, you can alwasy expand ON the topics once you have gotten started and get feeback from the staff and members :flowers:

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:19 AM

I would advise starting small using something like ProBoards have a look at the examples section, It will give you some ideas.

Thanks nigglenush I've got a few idea's in mind now :flowers:

And thank you raw you've also helped :trumpet:

Also thanks Ruby1 :thumbsup: Very fantastic tips :inlove:

I now know what I'm doing for my forum so thanks for helping guys, now I just gotta decide on a host ;whistle:

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:02 PM

Got for proboards, Ive been on ProBoards forums for about 5 years, the support forum is good, and they are easy to set up, and doing the graphics/coding for them couldnt be any easier :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:36 AM

Got for proboards, Ive been on ProBoards forums for about 5 years, the support forum is good, and they are easy to set up, and doing the graphics/coding for them couldnt be any easier :thumbsup:


Proboards is going out of date--you might want to try Forumotion.com instead. They generally look nicer and are easier to use.




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