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12-30-2005, 09:18 AM
Dear All

I am not very good in designing everything in web site, but I have got some friends in London who are belong to Kurdish community and they have asked me if I could design them a community forum. I have got no idea how to do a forum, as I have never done it before. I do not know exactly what I willl be needing for that. I will appreciate your help and assistance in this regard.

Thank you

12-30-2005, 09:24 AM
Don't reinvent the wheel. There are many good forums out there. Some free some not. PHPBB (http://www.phpbb.com) comes to mind as a forum that is highly customizable. If you try to recreate a full working forum it could take months because it requires that you know at least one server side language quite well, you will need to take of security issues. You will need to know how to work with a database. You will need to know how to allow uses to create a username and password for logging in.

12-30-2005, 05:47 PM
You might want to check out this list (http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59251) from another forum. The thread is pretty old, but I'm sure quite a number of sites listed are still in business.

Hope this helps.