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    Using wwwthreads as a discussion forum

    Hi- I guess this is mostly for Eileen.

    I not from the FAQ it's possible to use wwwthreads to start a discussion forum.

    I'd used Front Page to start a forum- which is very primitive comapred with what this forum has to offer- but even with that, I don't know anything much about doing things like changing format or deleting posts.

    What level of knowledge is required to start a forum? How much effort is needed to start things going (obviously lots from what I see)? Does one need to be a super expert like Eileen, or could it be "managed" (if it could not be controlled by the witch geek) by an amateur?

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    Re: Using wwwthreads as a discussion forum

    Stuff FrontPage and run don't walk to the W3T site. Scream's code is so beautifull it reads like a novel and is paradise to hack. Download the Demo and check your server to see if it already has what you need (most do these days) and if they have, installing the rest is a doddle - I'll even help, if you ask nicely. [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: Using wwwthreads as a discussion forum

    Eileen,

    Thanks, I'll look at it- but not tonight. My circadian rhythms aren't up to yours- and it's only 10PM local time, I gather it's 3AM your time.

    My impression when I visited from the old Frames lounge is that I needed a Masters degree in webology before I could start. I'll check it out though.

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    Re: Using wwwthreads as a discussion forum

    You don't *have* to muck about with it - I just can't resist. [img]/w3timages/icons/devil.gif[/img] Out of the box it's pretty straightforward. Would you be on an NT or a Linux server and would you want w3t(Perl) or w3t(php)? Is it a hosted server?
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    Re: Using wwwthreads as a discussion forum

    Eileen,

    I don't even know yet.

    For the Front Page forum I just found a free host which accepted Front Page (geocities)- my host ISP did not accept FP.

    I'll check out the ISP and get back

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    Re: Using wwwthreads as a discussion forum

    Free hosts don't usually have the facilities for w3t. See what your real host can offer in the way of Mysql and php.
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