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Featherdust
05-08-2007, 04:45 PM
I plan on making a Pokemon Breeder's Forum, but I can't find a good forum host. Any recommendations?

InvertrevnI
05-08-2007, 04:50 PM
Proboards.

It's one of, if not THE best free bb hosting services out there, IMO.

http://www.proboards.com/index.html

IF's interfaces, admin and user alike are terrible. =p

Pokeboy sarab
05-08-2007, 05:02 PM
I suggest using invisionfree its pretty good,

ZadokRox
05-08-2007, 05:14 PM
I suggest using invisionfree its pretty good,

I agree with sarab. invisionfree is very user friendly though its servers goes down once in a while. Even with that minor hiccup, I still prefer invisonfree.

Technical Difficulties
05-17-2007, 08:47 PM
Yeah.

Go with IF.

Proboards forums are bullcrap.

I spent nearly ten minutes just looking for the button to go into the Admin CP.

Yggdrasill
05-17-2007, 08:51 PM
If you have a host then download PHPBB and use that, or look for the rare IPB 1.3 version lying around the internet. (IPB 1.3 is free so don't worry, it just isn't up for official download off of the InvisionPower site anymore)

Otherwise, go with InvisionFree, much better than proboards.

Josh
05-18-2007, 07:27 AM
Proboards is terrible. And the layouts are generally pretty crud. InvisionFree was always a personal favourite of mine.

Kayden Javlaíakín
05-19-2007, 05:09 PM
Actually, Proboards' layouts are VERY customizable as long as you know HTML, CSS, and PHP. . . Otherwise, yes it sucks.

Technical Difficulties: You can edit the buttons and change them to make them more noticeable.

As for my fav, go with SMF (http://simplemachines.org), it is very similar to VBulltein, only it's free, and you can also use an MySQL database, plus you can also implant it directly into your main website.