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    Smile making a free forum with no ads and supports everything??

    Hi all,
    I was just wondering on whats the best site to go to make a free forum that is addless and supports flash,Im only new at this so and help would be great,I realy want this forum to stand out from the crowd its for a online multiplayer gaming clan,
    thanks

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    Pretty well much all of them are adless and support flash. Ads are introduced to monetise traffic and most are template based; so you can use flash where ever you want. Except of course if you want users to be able to post flash. Use one that allows html and securely.

    ./me wishes for a spell checker.
    I do Web Design, Brisbane based.
    More time spent in PHP/MySQL Web Development.
    And Search Engine Optimisation takes up the rest of it.

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    Good free forums that are ad-free are hard to come by. Ads are there for a reason, they make it worthwhile for the provider of the forums. Without ads, how do you expect them to be able to provide the service?

    Few people are willing to give away free forum software and hosting without receiving anything in return. If you want a good forum, either pay for it yourself, or allow your provider to pay for it through the ads on your site.

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    Ad-less forum software is easy to come by. Hosting is another story.

    http://www.phpbb.com/
    http://bbpress.org/
    Every PHP programmer of any skill level should set error_reporting(E_ALL); at the top of their scripts or in their php.ini

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    ok i have downloaded a free forum and i have d/l the bbpress file but cant find where to put it in php forum?it says ..Download bbPress, and unzip it.
    Copy config-sample.php to config.php, fill in the necessary details, and upload everything to your web host.
    Load bb-admin/install.php in your web browser and do what it tells you.
    Remember, if you want Pretty Permalinks, you’ll have to set them up.

    Where is this..config-sample.php to config.php??
    i am unshure and help would be greatly appreciated thanks all
    I am a newbie but have set up forums before thx.

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    My Friend, what there saying is ... Its not as simple as to download and run

    Your going to need to build or locate a SQL database to connect the php Forum to.

    While the ZIP folder will only require you to put it on a live server with PHP
    Then go to the Index.php it will have you run the config.php and setup the Forum into the SQL DB


    If you got the guts to put your IP on the boards, start practicing with a Wamp Server everything youll need to have a forum up in no time. After you make the database

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    Try: http://novogate.com/
    Although the board system isn't very well known..

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    You shouldn't have to actually build the database, all that will be generated by the setup scripts once you've put your connection information in to the config file.

    The sample-config.php file will be in the folder you unzipped, somewhere. If you can't find it why not use some kind of desktop search...

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    ok cheers,
    Currently im having a look at FreeSQL.org and going to give it a try,I f there is/are any other better options for me to take,And is this the right way to go about it??
    Help is a big Thanks


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