You know, a Ferrari isn’t awesome because its $250,000 and a cup of coffee isn’t awesome because its $4.00 (I go to starbucks). Its awesome because of the passion, craftsmanship and yummy biscotti that goes along with it! A free forum doesn’t make the forum worth any less or any more, what makes it worthy or unworthy is the work you put into it, the advertising, marketing, posts, customizations, niches, thoughts, ideas, etc. If you think you can really spruce up a forum and make people want to join it, it doesn’t matter if its $250k or $4, they will join it.
The point isn’t in the amount you buy it for, but the amount of money people SEE it worth. If you expect a free forum to take off, you gotta have tons of info, you have to be inviting, you have to be fun and or professional (whatever your using the forum for). These free forums are really nice for people that really need a forum but cant pay for designs, templates, hosting or even a developer, which can cost on upwards to thousands of dollars! They will utilize the very popular phpBB 3 board to attain the highest security measures and flexibility.
You can select from more than 200 templates to custom-make your own forum. I like this option because I love to customize sites and make them “mine.” Another reason these free forums might be perfect for you, is if your not very technically inclined. Not only will sites offer a free forum to you but they also offer free hosting. This is great for those of us who got confused over something as easy as WordPress! Hey I’m just as smart as the next person, but when it comes to DNS servers and all that stuff? You completely lose me.
I don’t know left from right or Jack from Jill. What can get really confusing is the coding, and that’s just not something you want to mess with if you haven’t had experience with it before! Another nice thing about these forums is that they provide phpBB coding! phpBB is one of the most popular forms of packaging written for forums with PHP scripting languages. phpBB is an abbreviation on PHP bulletin Board, obtainable under the GNU General Public License, phpBB is free software package.
Forum software packages are also widely ready on the Internet and are written in a assortment of computer programming languages, such as PHP, Perl, Java and ASP.
You really could make a forum work and make it popular if its free or if its paid. But honestly I think its really amazing that people would even bothering offering a service like this, I mean this really is a kind gesture of sorts, don’t you think? Its kind but its also viable. These forums are nothing short of great! Don’t trust me? Well the next time your online looking around for something free like this, visit your favorite search engine, try it out, and see for yourself!