A New Message Board

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Skip to My Lou
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Wait! No need to scream! This is not a new satellite board and/or demented offspring and/or wannabe spidweb. My purposes are entirely unrelated to these boards.

I'm looking for suggestions for a free message board service. In particular I'm hoping some one knows of one that uses banner ads rather than pop-ups, though any suggestions would be welcome.

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I'm guessing ezboard is right out?

Right. Just checking.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure there are too many other options out there that won't cost you something.

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I have a forum that is powered by this. No need to worry, Its safe and 100% free.

Hope you found this helpful :)

EDIT: This one uses banner ads

[ Sunday, December 18, 2005 20:30: Message edited by: Archmage Mycroft ]

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Shake Before Using
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Invisionfree or Proboards, maybe?
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Law Bringer
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Invisionfree isn't perfect, but out of the three options of ezboard (DON'T!) and Proboards (if you must), it is the best.

ezboard feels under no obligation to ensure that what you post today will still be there tomorrow or next year. In fact, after 20 pages of threads (20*25=500), the boards auto-delete the old ones, for your viewing pleasure, free of charge. ;)

Proboards... you can live on a Proboard (on an ezboard too, btw, you just wish you didn't), but the admin panel is supposedly somewhat nasty to handle (haven't tried myself yet, unlike the others). Also, if you ever join one, use a password you don't mind the admins seeing in cleartext - like here, in fact.

Invisionfree is free, and ergo bad - sadly that's the way with forum services. Fortunately, however, it uses IPB, the best forum software I've yet seen, short maybe of vBulletin.

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If you expect the board to get big, consider hosting it yourself...

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Also, if you ever join a password, use one you don't mind the admins seeing in cleartext
I'm not very awake this morning.

[ Monday, December 19, 2005 00:00: Message edited by: An array cat ]

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You can go CSM's way and created a SuddenLaunch forum, which is YaBB and pop-up-less. What more could you ask. :P

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That it doesnt put any spyware on your computer. Which from my experiences from going to CSM it doesn't.

Ok I fixed my post.

[ Monday, December 19, 2005 12:33: Message edited by: The Forgotten ]

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Forgotten, you forgot the punctuation again.

Also, you will have to search far and wide for a forum site that can put spyware on your PC (because what else gets spyware?). Not even ezboard does that, and they're creeps.

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I'm liking invisionfree, thanks all.

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When I was trying to create a message board, I used Invisionfree. It's a great board, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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EDIT: Fixed Problem ignore post.

[ Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:47: Message edited by: Shuan Wuan ]

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quote:
Originally written by Archmage Andrew:

When I was trying to create a message board, I used Invisionfree. It's a great board, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Yeah. Invision is the best . :cool:

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While 10 days isn't always an unacceptable topic revival, Aran's already chosen which board host to use, so it was rather pointless.
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