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Author Topic: [OT?] Downloading and Maintaining Message Boards  (Read 2526 times)
Demonspahn
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« on: June 13, 2002, 11:24:56 AM »

Hi.  I guess this post is primarily for Clinton R. Nixon but I wasn't exactly sure where to post it.  

We have recently released our game Dreamwalker: Roleplaying in the Land of Dreams and I wanted to put a more functional message board on our web site than the one we have now.  I was wondering how difficult the installation and maintenance of the phpbb boards are and if you (or anyone else) could give me a layman's step by step process on how to go about installing one on my site, if you have some spare time.  

Thanks either way,

Pete
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Clinton R. Nixon
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2002, 11:27:37 AM »

No problem. PHPbb is really easy to install - you can get it from http://www.phpbb.com, and a good installation guide can be found at http://www.phpbb.com/guide/phpBB_Users_Guide.html.

You'll need to be able to run PHP on your server, and have access to a database, preferably MySQL.
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Clinton R. Nixon
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Demonspahn
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2002, 11:42:48 AM »

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No problem. PHPbb is really easy to install - you can get it from http://www.phpbb.com, and a
                  good installation guide can be found at http://www.phpbb.com/guide/phpBB_Users_Guide.html.

                  You'll need to be able to run PHP on your server, and have access to a database, preferably
                  MySQL.


Ouch.  I took a wring turn at MySQL and was completely lost by the time I reached the phpBB Users Guide.  I think I will have to keep the cheesy AT&T message board I have for now.  The layout of this site is just so pleasing to look at, I wanted to copy it.  Just goes to show you, you have to be a professional to look professional.  

Thanks for responding, though.  

Pete
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Clinton R. Nixon
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2002, 11:44:50 AM »

I didn't notice you were on a @home.att.net account - you won't have access to MySQL (or probably, PHP). If you ever decide to move your website to a different server, let me know, and I'll help you set it up.

- Clinton
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Demonspahn
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2002, 11:49:00 AM »

That would be great.  Thank you very much.  

Pete
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