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Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:27 pm
by garyw2
I'm in.

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:52 am
by Rhambama
I'm in.

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:44 pm
by strathound
Rusty,

I'm relatively new here, but I totally feel your pain. I've been running a Yahoo Group devoted to blues since 2001. I'm a software developer by trade. So it didn't take me long to get frustrated and start writing a forum myself. Actually, I tried to take it a step further and tried to write a content management system (CMS).

But after a while, the project started to lose a lot of momentum as real life caught up and I realized that there are tons and tons of free solutions out there.

For the record, I finally settled on Ning. It may not be right for everybody (especially those that like a simple forum without a lot of bells and whistles.) But I wanted to do more than just feature a discussion forum. We've added a photos section, video and even recently ... live online TV broadcasts of real live blues as it happens down here in Texas. All of this was free, and it was braindead simple to setup.

You can see it all here:

http://www.texasbluesroadhouse.com

Yall are all welcome to come over and play in my sandbox and help determine the direction we take. Or you can setup your own and we can trade links or something and help each other out. Or you can just keep what you have here. But if I can help in any ways, we're all trying to promote the blues. So I'll do whatever I can to help.

Peace,

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:21 pm
by rustyslide
strathound wrote:Actually, I tried to take it a step further and tried to write a content management system (CMS).


I've written one of those too... I just needed something simpler than anything available.

But after a while, the project started to lose a lot of momentum as real life caught up and I realized that there are tons and tons of free solutions out there.


The trouble is, I think PHP-BB is the best that I've used, and I think it's too complex. Nice site you have there; I think I want a more structured/traditional forum.

Actually, I think I've just found one to try, called PunBB.

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:33 pm
by strathound
rustyslide wrote:Actually, I think I've just found one to try, called PunBB.


I've never used that one. But I've used SMF and was pretty happy with it:

http://www.simplemachines.org/

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:33 pm
by Jaybird803
I'mm in...

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:45 am
by bigcat72
hay man dont forget me. 8)

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:20 am
by too2tall
Me too.

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:17 pm
by Spudcamp
Im in...

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:26 am
by bigmal
Count me in as well Mal

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:58 am
by TC6969
Move please.

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:10 pm
by Alkasazi
I'm in...

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:02 am
by silenus
Me too please
Thanks

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:45 pm
by campbell166
yep..........me toooooooooooooooo

Re: New forum signup/migration.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:04 pm
by JLHooker
Count me in too.
Thanks,
JLHooker