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EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Long story short - I ran a local forum that was (in)famous among the music scene, but after 10 years the social web had grown and everyone got on with their lives and traffic fell to a crawl.

It seems there's at least a few of us who want to have a stab at it again, so my query is - should I just renew my IPB license to get an up to date copy back up and running, or is there something more fun on the market for free/cheap that's better? I doubt the scale will be particularly big these days, previously had a few thousand members with about 100 browsing at once but I doubt it'll hit that now. Have hosting with usual PHP/MySQL stuff.

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Craptacular!
Jul 9, 2001

Fuck the DH


Comedy Facebook Group/Subreddit option

There’s not much point in self hosting for tiny communities except as a way to obscure or hide them. Piracy forums and the like still use their own forums software, but if you’re doing something legit and all your people left to hang out on these sites, you might as well moderate a feed on these platforms they already use.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006


Facebook is the worst thing to happen to forums, I'm in a bunch of groups and its so obviously tacked on and the caching sucks. Most people obviously don't care, but it's such a step back. I renewed my IPB license, it's only $25 so if it's a waste of time it's not like I have to sink actual money into it. Maybe we'll get some people on for old times sake then it'll disappear to dust again, but hey.

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