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vikramkh
12-26-2005, 09:18 AM
i am an amateur website builder so i wanted to know how to have forums in a webpage for posting comments.:confused:

BLiZZaRD
12-26-2005, 10:38 AM
Download and install a forum... not sure what you mean.


look into simple machines forum, or phpbb.. they are free.

elliott
12-27-2005, 11:34 AM
If you only want a simple comments board try Tag Board, you cant have threads and so on but it is the simple to use. Whatever you use be prepared for people to make snide comments, make unconstructive critiscism and post spam.

http://www.tag-board.com/

sleipner
12-30-2005, 10:08 AM
you could use my super cheap method of having a form post to a html file and put an iframe in the page where you want the content to appear, then scroll the iframe to look at the newer posts.

But then anybody can post and view on the forum, and I'm not sure how to make a login/access system, so anybody/+bots could post on your "forum".

Twey
12-30-2005, 12:49 PM
Whatever you use be prepared for people to make snide comments, make unconstructive critiscism and post spam.You can only expect snide comments if there's something worthy of them :)

jstgermain
12-31-2005, 05:40 AM
get phpbb, and it will give a way for users to sign up and login to the accounts they create. if is a good forum and comes with instructions on how to install.

dead-poetic
12-31-2005, 09:43 PM
Here are some links to a couple of free forums.
http://www.mybboard.com
http://www.punbb.org
http://www.woltlab.info/index_en.php
http://www.simplemachines.org

elliott
01-03-2006, 09:58 AM
You can only expect snide comments if there's something worthy of them :)

Oh on some of the forums I read sometimes you only have to ask a question in the wrong way to offend someone...

Twey
01-03-2006, 03:01 PM
Oh on some of the forums I read sometimes you only have to ask a question in the wrong way to offend someone...We're talking guestbooks here. :) If your site is tag soup, you can expect someone to comment on it.