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    I have a web host. How do I make a forum (nothing CAD related)? Each member should have a personal username/password and the administrator must have full rights: blocking members, delete posts and so on. Like in this forum.
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    have you already googled for 'free forum' Fuccaro?
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    It depends how big you think the community might get. A very good starting place would be phpBB, the free software that this forum began with. Version 2 looks really good with lots of features. For something more modest, you might look at minibb, a basic but powerful board and free.

    You don't really need to know much about php/MySQL to use such software - just follow the install instructions and you should be good to go. If you need help, let me know.
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