I am a college student and I have been meaning to propose to my institution the idea of developing a discussion forum like this one. I joined hoping someone would aid me. I am familiar with forums like ProBoards and Invisionfree/Zetaboards, but those are commercial forums. I assume that, as an independent institution, we must host our own discussion forum. Could someone assist me with some guidance?
How would we do this? How much would it cost? What else should we be considering? -Those are the kinds of questions I need answered.