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    what type of setup for reunions? Forum? Free chat group?
    Hi everyone,

    I need to create 2 websites for 2 different reunions. Both will have 100 -200 members involved. I would like something that navigates like a straightforward site with links like: reunion info, photos (probably a lot!), how to get involved, etc. And prob most importantly a forum or chat group. I've used yahoo and mostly hate it. I was thinking a small version of mac-forums. I really like the way a forum lets you have sub forums vs things like yahoo that's a list serv (too difficult to follow things IMO).

    Where do I start and what's everyone's opinion on the best way to set this up? And what hosting/server company to go with? I currently use godaddy for my own site. Both of the sites I need to start could potentially get a lot of use for many years.

    Thanks so much everyone!

    PS Did I forget to mention, there's no money at this point...?
    Becky
    Web & Graphic Designer, LLL Leader, teacher (in my previous life; pre-kids) and Mama to my two daughters (who think the Apple booty is theirs)

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    LBmtb
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    Are you hosting this yourself or have a host already? Did a quick search and found two options which might be good for the money challenged:

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    You can get a simple web host and domain (s) with MySQL and install punBB

    It is a basic Forums with many plugins

    I have a working demo that i setup here: http://iheist.com/forum/

    If you need any help, please PM me.
    Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.

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    LBmtb
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDIT-XTREEM View Post
    You can get a simple web host and domain (s) with MySQL and install punBB

    It is a basic Forums with many plugins

    I have a working demo that i setup here: http://iheist.com/forum/

    If you need any help, please PM me.
    Hey, xtreem: I noticed a simple spelling error on your site.
    I hav ealready dugg it, so why don't you.
    Looks like a simple space typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBmtb View Post
    Hey, xtreem: I noticed a simple spelling error on your site.

    Looks like a simple space typo.
    Oh, ok thanks. Why dont you register, you can get free mac software and other stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBmtb View Post
    Are you hosting this yourself or have a host already? Did a quick search and found two options which might be good for the money challenged:
    Here's a stupid question for ya'. What did you enter for your search criteria. I clearly didn't use the right words, lol. I think I did "forum hosting" and I didn't find the ones you did, which look right up my alley. Thanks, man!

    And another stupid question. Really, it's embarrassing what I don't know. I assume I'm NOT hosting myself. For the one site I have, I use godaddy. How do you host yourself?
    Becky
    Web & Graphic Designer, LLL Leader, teacher (in my previous life; pre-kids) and Mama to my two daughters (who think the Apple booty is theirs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDIT-XTREEM View Post
    You can get a simple web host and domain (s) with MySQL and install punBB

    It is a basic Forums with many plugins

    I have a working demo that i setup here: http://iheist.com/forum/

    If you need any help, please PM me.
    I'm now hijacking my own thread....but something that would help me use your site would be a brief description of each of the programs you have listed their. I need a hook. I'm too new to Macs to know what I'm looking at.

    Thanks for the tip, I will check it out. Now I have THREE to choose from. Yipee.
    Becky
    Web & Graphic Designer, LLL Leader, teacher (in my previous life; pre-kids) and Mama to my two daughters (who think the Apple booty is theirs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDIT-XTREEM View Post
    You can get a simple web host and domain (s) with MySQL and install punBB

    It is a basic Forums with many plugins

    I have a working demo that i setup here: http://iheist.com/forum/

    If you need any help, please PM me.
    The pubBB looks great. If I go with it I'll defin be PMing you for help! Thanks, again!
    Becky
    Web & Graphic Designer, LLL Leader, teacher (in my previous life; pre-kids) and Mama to my two daughters (who think the Apple booty is theirs)

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    check out my forum. its free to setup and easy to manage.

    the forum n my signature is an actualy forum not just a demo for this so plz check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcronin View Post
    The pubBB looks great. If I go with it I'll defin be PMing you for help! Thanks, again!
    Thanks! We have a whole crew making and managing it! We hope to attract many member!
    Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christm View Post
    check out my forum. its free to setup and easy to manage.

    the forum n my signature is an actualy forum not just a demo for this so plz check it out.
    So in baby talk, so I can understand you lol, how does this work? You are using a free forum and people can get it from you and you have a server people are using? (actual BABY HELPINg sorry about caps). I just don'T GET any OF this. AND WHY is SO much stuff free. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me...baby meltdown...
    Becky
    Web & Graphic Designer, LLL Leader, teacher (in my previous life; pre-kids) and Mama to my two daughters (who think the Apple booty is theirs)

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