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Cold as Ice

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So i was thinking I wanted to create a general **** website, with forums sort've like these, and even thinking :tazz: of using the simple geekstogo.com webhosting and domain name service ($15+5 or something close). After that I was looking to install some forum software. Something like php-nuke - although I hear that has some serious security flaws, and isn't all that great looking in my humble opinion. Even thinking of finding a few co-partners for the project. So I need a bit of advice from those experienced in what i am attempting. ;)

a) What kind of forum software is appealing for large member sites?
- Nuke is a bit more site based, so I'm looking into mambo & YaBB. What else is good?

b) What kind of traffic does a site like this generate?
- Can I even get a idea from a admin on the bandwidth costs? It must be upwards of 500$ correct?

c) How can I get a site like this [Geeks2Go] seen on the web?

d) Can I get some advice from some of the more experienced forum admins of large communitys? ;)

Your fellow geek, Cold as Ice

Edited by ditto, 01 June 2005 - 02:15 PM.

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carelwen

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this forum used a php computer language,php language is a diffcult language for me,i am not a programmer,but i a web pages designer.

if you can get the php computer language and you open a website by yourself ,then you can pay for the website.

that's all. :tazz:
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A) Invision Power Board and vBulletin are the most popular forum software. I use IPB for my forum.

B) I would think that people who search online for help will find a help topic from google showing something from this forum. (Guests) and people who need help with their computer
- With a forum this active, it has to cost a lot of money for bandwidth..I would think. My forum has 20 members online in one day and it's sort of a lot of bandwidth used.

C) You can get a site by learning HTML. You would need webspace too.

D) You shouldn't put a lot of forums or features out just like that. You need to add forums as the forum gets bigger. If your adding modifications, do not add too many at a time. Make your members excited over time and not all at once. You should try to get your forum known across the net...
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just to give you an idea of the traffic here

http://www.geekstogo...005-t20939.html
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