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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby garyw2 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:27 pm

I'm in.
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby Rhambama » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:52 am

I'm in.
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby strathound » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:44 pm

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,
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby rustyslide » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:21 pm

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.
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby strathound » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:33 pm

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/
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby Jaybird803 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:33 pm

I'mm in...
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby bigcat72 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:45 am

hay man dont forget me. 8)
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby too2tall » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:20 am

Me too.
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby Spudcamp » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:17 pm

Im in...
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby bigmal » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:26 am

Count me in as well Mal
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby TC6969 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:58 am

Move please.
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby Alkasazi » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:10 pm

I'm in...
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby silenus » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:02 am

Me too please
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby campbell166 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:45 pm

yep..........me toooooooooooooooo
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Re: New forum signup/migration.

Postby JLHooker » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:04 pm

Count me in too.
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