I have been searching various search engines for a well-populated webmaster BBS. I guess I've found one right here.

I'm new in this arena, and I truly need some helpful advice.

1. For absolutely no cost, where can I find tools to create a high-quality 'industry-standard' banner ?

2. What's your vote on the best free forum/message board/BBS setup ?

Thank you, and hope to be a new regular here.