Message Board Hosting Suggestions

Discussion in 'Management' started by Catskillz, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Catskillz

    Catskillz Newcomer

    Anyone want to lend a hand to an Admin who's still painting stick figures on cave walls?

    I'm still hosting on Y!Groups...and I know its time that I go elsewhere and join the current times. I use PBWorks for all my game's information, so all I really need is a site for hosting the gameplay/writing itself.

    Help a cavegirl out? XD What is simple, easy to manage, if not comparable to yahoo groups style?

    Thank you for not judging!

  2. Star Army

    Star Army Resident Game Owner

    Are you interested in setting up a forum or more of a group/email service?

    Do you plan on self-hosting (e.g. getting a host and then installing a forum software on it) or using a provider e.g. jcink, etc?

    What is your budget?
  3. Catskillz

    Catskillz Newcomer

    1. I'd like to have a forum, my usual players are a mix between users that use their email only and those who like to post from a site.

    2. Given that I have no experience with any of these things, I can't answer this question. Hence why I'm asking for information.

    3. No budget really, we're all lax players so paying for a service wouldn't be ideal.
  4. Elena

    Elena Resident Game Owner

    Jcink then, it is a good host and you don't need money at all if you keep it PG-13.
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  5. Catskillz

    Catskillz Newcomer

    Thank you, I will look into this!
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  6. Bees

    Bees Newcomer Game Owner

    My preference, in my experience as both an admin and a user, is ProBoards. That said, ProBoards does have some disadvantages.

    I've RP'd on Jcink but never used it as an admin. It also seems perfectly good and there are a few things I think it might do better than ProBoards (that said, it's hard to be sure because without being able to see backstage, I can't say how many of the features I like about the jcink forum I've used are actually part of jcink and how many are plugins or even custom-made by the admins).

    I would *not* recommend forumotion. I used it for a now-defunct forum a while ago, and compared to ProBoards, it was a massive hassle and quite unpleasant to both admin and use.