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Old 05-13-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
allan_y
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how do i go about setting up a forum?


hey everyone,

i've just set up a server using redhat 9 for a project. we've got a group of 7 people and i was wondering how to set up a forum so we communicate with each other. sending emails to each other means that we clog up each others inboxes pretty quickly.

thanks
allan
 
Old 05-13-2004, 12:55 AM   #2
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What kind of a server is it? Presumably you're using Apache. If you have PHP and MySQL Database Server set up, you can use phpbb. It's a free discussion forum, used widely, with plenty of themes available for download from their site. It's also fairly easy to revise a theme to your liking, if you take a look at their documentation.

http://www.phpbb.com

LQ.org is running on a (much hacked) VBulletin. This one is also very, very popular and PHP/MySQL-based, but it's not free.

Then again, this may be overkill for 7 users. I don't know of any smaller forum apps, though.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 12:58 AM   #3
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yeah we're using apache and have installed mysql. i'm trying to install php nuke as someone recommended it.

i'll make suggestions to the group about the other ideas.

thanks
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:45 AM   #4
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I recommend invisionboard as well.. it's also available for free, though it's not "free software" in terms of being GPL or anything.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 02:02 AM   #5
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I second the "Invision Power Board" suggestion; they're what I use for the four sites I manage. Just slap some Apache, PHP, and SQL on there and you're set to go.
 
  


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