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By ddavidc ·
How do I incorporate a discussion forum section in my web site? That is, a place within the site where people would submit their opinions about several technical topics and issues. These would then be reflected on-screen periodically as incoming input is updated. What are the required technical steps to create such an infrastructure? Thanks!

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by eduardo In reply to Create a forum on-line

There are a a few ways to set up a forum at your site. If you are going to run the forum on your server then you need to find out what kind of scripts your server supports (i.e. ASP, PERL, or PHP.) www.phorum.org provides a free forum but you have to be able to run PHP scripts on your server. There are also many sites like www.ezforum.com that allow you to sign up for free and allow you to easily customize the message board to fit your site. The way that these work is that you add a link your message board on your site so that people can submit comments etc.... Basically, it is just like any other page on your site except that it doesn't reside on your server and the trade off is that they have banners on your forum page. You can also buy forums and have them installed by the company that sells it to you for a few hundred dollars. One example of this is Ultimate Bulletin Board at www.infopop.com.

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by jereg In reply to Create a forum on-line

I would recommend the Ultimate Bulletin Board as well.

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