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    Default free hosting service taking bits of my files away???

    so i thought id like to make one of those browser games people play where u build something and it takes 3 days, and users attack each other and such...

    i needed something with accounts so i thought id take some php open source forum software, reverse engineer it, and turn it into a game (easier said than done)

    so i got one called chipmunk forums, decided to upload it to make sure it worked, but when i did, i noticed that every file that i uploaded became smaller! look:
    http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4...tfilesizes.png

    now maybe i can possibly imagine my less than reputable free hosting service adding something to all my files, but what in the hell did they take away?!?!

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    You should look at the source of both files, and compare them.

    That seems very strange...

    What free host is it?

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    000space.com, i think they restrict emails too! im trying to send form data via email to myself and its not working! i guess there is no free lunch

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    hmmmm... ive been reading up on how to do this sort of thing and its a much bigger project than i expected. what i need is a very very very well commented piece of php. i need to read through every file and understand everything, and then i can add some files to it but only when i understand everything can i do it. i heard vBulleten and phpBB are reputable open source forums. does anyone have a suggestion? i need the one that is the easiest to reverse - engineer (and i use the term easy lightly)

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    I don't think vBulletin is free.. Is it?

    phpBB is a very, very good board system, It's my first choice when I need a forum system.

    Another alright alternative is SMF (Simple Machines Forum). I've used it, and it's an okay board system...

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    smf and phpBB, can they be understood enough to use the same account system and expand upon it to turn it into a browser game? how are they explained?

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