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chesseisgod
02-20-2004, 04:50 AM
Okay... im really stumped... i got here in search of actually wanting to know how to program a forum... any help would be appreciated

Vladdy
02-20-2004, 04:55 AM
Why would you want to reinvent the wheel???
There are plenty of forum software to chose from and a few very decent ones are available for free.

Garadon
02-20-2004, 09:37 AM
To answer your question you would do it in a server side language(php,asp), javascript is not needed.

fredmv
02-20-2004, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by Garadon
javascript is not needed. Or for lack of better words, it simply isn't possible with pure client-side JavaScript. While JavaScript isn't strictly needed by any means, it could of course be used to enance usability and provide extra functionality.

Nightfire
02-20-2004, 02:12 PM
And just to add on a bit more...

If your host offers php and mysql, then http://www.phpbb.com and http://www.invisionboard.com are the popular free forums to download

RadarBob
02-21-2004, 03:20 AM
use the same forum software as this forum. The $65 it costs is a lot cheaper than the amount of life you will burn "reinventing the wheel". Oh, it's called VBULLETIN

MysteryMan
02-21-2004, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by RadarBob
use the same forum software as this forum. The $65 it costs is a lot cheaper than the amount of life you will burn "reinventing the wheel". Oh, it's called VBULLETIN


Better yet use phpbb

It's subjectively superior - and factually less expensive because it costs nothing.

Hey - if you're gonna program a forum, why don't you program me the site I want...

:)

squirellplaying
02-21-2004, 03:45 AM
If I wanted a forum and I knew how to do it, I too would want to program it my self to say " Yea I coded that." And to make sure it did exsacly what I did, they way I wanted, etc.

MysteryMan
02-21-2004, 05:20 AM
Originally posted by squirellplaying
If I wanted a forum and I knew how to do it, I too would want to program it my self to say " Yea I coded that." And to make sure it did exsacly what I did, they way I wanted, etc.

You could save 80% of your time taking your phpbb open source forum and simply going through it all and configuring it to your own.

There's no logical reason to program a forum from scratch - frankly it's technically impossible.

One can only make a forum once one knows how to make all the pieces seperately, and then conceptualize them into what you call a forum.

Derrrrrr... 0.o 0.o

Garadon
02-21-2004, 08:53 AM
Somethings that already done can't be technically impossible. unless the technology used to do it is forgotten, and last time that happened was with the mooner landings it would seem :), or the fall of rome which ever came last.

whammy
02-23-2004, 02:31 AM
A forum isn't technically impossible to program. I could do it, but I don't have time at the moment (and I could probably put some really cool features in it too that some have only touched upon!). :)

I might do it for a C# .NET project if I ever get a bit more free time (yeah, that's gonna happen... :()

I agree with the other posts here, though... if you have time to burn then go ahead and learn as much as you can about relational databases and your preferred server-side language... then once you have mastered them, you should be able to create an awesome (or at least very functional) forum.

But really you're better off using one that's already written and configuring it the way you want. Especially if it's FREE!!!

chesseisgod
02-23-2004, 03:45 PM
Yea... ok this does in fact help... but I'm like poor and crap so i really am to cheap to actually buy the software for a forum... hence the want to know how to actually programming one... I makes me wonder, are these forums just purchased? or made on frontpage?hahah... ok... well thanks for helping... to tell the truth, I would rather waste my life makin one myself... only 13:thumbsup:

whackaxe
02-23-2004, 03:51 PM
made on frontpage? watch out son, there are some peeps who'd skin ya alive for saying stuff like that :D

theres an article about it on www.webmonkey.com php section. its a bit outdated though. give it a try ayways. it's fun

another reason to wirte your own forum is that you can make it look exactly how you like (writing a php templae and style would take just abut as long as a simple forum). and you do'nt get the credits at the bottom, however small they may be ;)

chesseisgod
02-23-2004, 04:28 PM
yeah...okay that's basicly why anyone would want to have their own forum... I would at least... plus i really don't like web mokey...:rolleyes:



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