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Landon22

Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Location: I have no clue?? Gt: landon 22

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:00 pm    Post subject: Free Forums TuT. .:Updated 10/11!:. Reply with quote
How to make your forums better
By: Landon

#1: The Admin Panel: This is where it all happens, Only Admins can access this area. Once you get here first off go to set up your forums. http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mytut10hj.png
http://img350.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mytut29mw.png These image pictures will explain most of this tutorial.
P.S. The mod panel is also for the admins as well.



#2:-The Mod Panel: This is for people who are moderators, this is not really like the admin panel at all, its just where the moderators do what they do. To get to this go to forum that you moderate then go to the bottom of the page and look for " You Can Moderate This Forum".


#3: Free Forum Hosting: Here is a list of alot of free forum hosters.

Recomended-
www.getphpbb.com
www.17.freebb.com
www.kazorum.com
http://www.invisionboard.com/
Mediumly Suggested-
www.hyperboards.com
www.proboards.com
http://www.phpbb88.com/
http://www.forumsplace.com/
Forum Hosters That I Have No Clue About, Also seem to have some wierd things about them-
http://www.yy2.com/
http://www.forumer.com/
http://www.forumco.com/
http://www.freeforum101.com/


#4:Forum Support: These sites are for PhP and phpbb only. They have downloads for your forums to enhance them.

http://phpnuke.org/
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/
http://www.skaidon.co.uk/
http://www.phpbb.com/

#5:Setting Up Your Forum: Once you have your forums setup I suggest you make an Annoucements Category and then make an Annoucements forum, also make your forums a General talk area. Also make Sure you have guest posting disabled or there will be porn in places most likely. To disable guest posting go to the Admin Control Panel and then go to Forum Admin then permissions and last to go your to the forums you wont guest posting gone and click look up forum then click on the drop down box and then click registered so they cant post and then if you want a private topic for admins, mods, or regular users click on the one you want in the box for that specific forum.

#6 Use this guide to post pictures on your forums. There are numerous hosting companies that will host your pictures. I have put together a small guide for you. Please feel free to post your own, in the same format, and I will add them up here.

We ask that you use Photobucket more than any other, and try hard to NEVER use imageshack without deleting the URL tags.

[Photobucket]

Supported Types: jpg, gif, png, bmp, swf

Size Limit: 250kb

Larger-than-limit resize: Yes

Links: Direct Link, IMG link, HTML link.

Downsides: None

Guide: None

[ImageShack]

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/8096/hosting9bz.jpg

Supported Types: jpeg jpg png gif bmp tif tiff swf

Size Limit: 1024kb

Larger-than-limit resize: No

Links: IMG

Downsides: Linking

Guide: When posting it, use only the IMG part, delete the URL='s part, it gives errors for people and they fail to see the image.

Imageshack gives you the HTML link but it always says

Code:
[img]yourpichere.jpg[/img]


or whatever.

The URL part of the code (link to parent site) messes up the picture. You can just edit that out and it will be fine. So it would only be

Code:
[img]yourpichere.jpg[/img]


Then you will be fine.

Imageshack is probably the most popular site used for uploading, but people keep on leaving the ImageShack link on their pictures so this should help every one out.



Please follow this rule.

[BigHosting]

Supported Types: bmp, gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tif

Size Limit: 1mb

Larger-than-limit resize: No

Links: Direct

Downsides: None

Guide: None

[PutFile]

Supported Types: .jpg .gif .png

Size Limit: 2mb

Larger-than-limit resize: No

Links: Direct, HTML, IMG

Downsides: None

Guide: None

#7- Homepage,Goal, and Updating- If you want your website to become a site people will come to every day then you must Update get a homepage and make a goal. Gola- Set a goal for tricks or make a goal of the site, make the goal unique not something you heard from hih, bungie etc. Homepage- You can make a home page buy either buying a domain or making one from www.freewebs.com, I suggest www.godaddy.com for a domain name they have real good offers. Updating- Update your forums with moderators that are active and update the homepage, most users dont consider active if there isnt atleast one topic a day.

#8- Spelling- Make sure you spell right or atleast make sence I meen no one wants a mjor annoucement to be like yo dude sup! That will make it sound ignorant, thus will make you loose members!!!

#9: Locking/Deleting topic- When you lock a topic post the reason why and wait 24 hours and delete it. But if it is giving off a secrets to something or is something illegal lock and delete.

#10 Special Forum- Make a special forum for the Mods/Admins to where only they can see. The point of this is to talk about stuff concerning the forums, and also i suggest make a forum that only mods/admins can see and move spam topics there to determine if somone did something wrong and be punished. To do this go to Forum admin then go to permissions and look for the forum and make it like Moderator Hidden as an example.

For any more help with free forums then contact me.
Email: axiz22@gmail.com
Aim: landonx22
Google Talk: axiz22@gmail.com Sad


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Landon22

Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Location: I have no clue?? Gt: landon 22

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
.:update.:!!!
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EPiDeMiC

Joined: 25 Jun 2005
Location: I don't know but the padded walls are nice. GT: ll Prophecy ll

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow, nice job dude! How long did this take you?
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Volcom Flip

Joined: 27 Jul 2005
Location: On Xbox Live

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here is a free forum website also www.proboards.com

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Sputnik

Joined: 24 Jan 2005

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good idea landon
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Landon22

Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Location: I have no clue?? Gt: landon 22

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow not much feedback but atleast it was good!!! Very Happy
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dabears1020

Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah, nice job. It's pretty useful to someone just starting out.
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dark117spartan22

Joined: 01 Jun 2005
Location: www.epossoda.tk

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Woah man thats really awesome dude!
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Landon22

Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Location: I have no clue?? Gt: landon 22

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
MAJOR UPDATE ADDED!!!
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Promyst

Joined: 10 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
nice job landon!!! Idea Idea Idea Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Landon22

Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Location: I have no clue?? Gt: landon 22

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Major Update!!!!! Very Happy







Cough* sticky? Cough*
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Incogneto

Joined: 18 Jun 2005
Location: GT- Incogneto45

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
good tutorial
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Volcom Flip

Joined: 27 Jul 2005
Location: On Xbox Live

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
nice thread landon


*cough*Stickied*cough*
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DUC4INS DADDY

Joined: 20 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
EXCELLENT TUTORIAL landon great job
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Landon22

Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Location: I have no clue?? Gt: landon 22

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok thanks but from now on please leave posts on how to make it better Smile
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(CC!)Phasmorphage

Joined: 14 Apr 2005
Location: <~(CC!)~> Working on the next episode of HIN. Playing Doom on my iPod Mini

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
wow, great work. way to take the time to write all of that up.

this will help out a lot of folks who are trying to make a website.
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Israeli Pro

Joined: 21 Aug 2005
Location: Morningflames.com

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
ok, I need to know how I install my php.. Could someone help me over aim or msn
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Landon22

Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Location: I have no clue?? Gt: landon 22

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Um your php you made a php??? if so then i cant help ya there..... but if you mean your forums just do what it says....
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iamliam

Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Location: Kicking it OLD SKOOL in Halo CE

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Quote:
#8- Spelling- Make sure you spell right or atleast make sence I meen no one wants a mjor annoucement to be like yo dude sup! That will make it sound ignorant, thus will make you loose members!!!


atleast = at least
sence = sense
meen = mean
mjor = major
yo dude sup! = "yo dude sup!"
loose = lose
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