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Suggestion for simple, free discussion board?

Hi,

Can anyone suggest a cheap (or free!) simple discussion board that's easy to use?

If found a few. Best one so far is runboard.com

Surely there's something better out there.

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, March 11, 2004


Oh... and a couple of things I'm looking for:

- Visual threading, so you can see the "tree" of the discussion.

-Ability to see the thread tree while viewing an article/message.

Thx!

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, March 11, 2004

I have used phpBB for a number of sites that I work on.

http://www.phpbb.com

Very easy to use and setup.  I have successfully used it on $5-10 per month web hosting services (they just need PHP and MySQL support) for years.

The Not-So-Philosopher
Thursday, March 11, 2004

How about scoop?

http://scoop.kuro5hin.org/

K
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Wow that was fast!

Hmm... maybe all of JoS will just be wired into one big matrix.


Scoop looks cool, but more complicated than I need.

Also, I'm looking for something that is hosted. 


I just want to do some quick collaboration.  Don't want to get caught up in the complexity of the tool.

The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Dave B had a thing that worked like fogcreek's JOS forums, but he isn't hosting the zip files anymore.

Li-fan Chen
Thursday, March 11, 2004

There's a PHP-based clone of this board at: http://www.johnsadventures.com/backend/DiscussionForum/APHPDiscussionForum.html

No threading, though.  (=

Sam Livingston-Gray
Thursday, March 11, 2004

forum.onecenter.com

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Friday, March 12, 2004

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