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Suggestion for simple, free discussion board?


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

If found a few. Best one so far is

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.


The real Entrepreneur
Thursday, March 11, 2004

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

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?

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:

No threading, though.  (=

Sam Livingston-Gray
Thursday, March 11, 2004

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