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    Looking for ASP .NET forum software

    We want to give a couple of teams access to an online forum where they can post documents and discuss them. We're using dot NET for the web server so it makes sense to use that.

    My boss is adamant that there should be paid support available. Can anyone recommend something? I've looked at YetAnotherForum so far which looks quite good.

    Any help appreciated - please move if this is not the right forum.

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    Sounds like you should look into Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS). Comes with any server version of Windows Server.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. We tried WSS with MOSS 2007 and they hated it. This time we want to strip it down and offer just a forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by websynapse View Post
    My boss is adamant that there should be paid support available.
    ah, the PHB syndrome

    what if you spent your breaks and lunch hours, wrote a complete, functional forum system, and implemented that?

    the "paid support" is you, so that satisfies the boss's requirement, right?

    conceptually, this is no different from you just installing open-source software
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    Until the genius who wrote the forums leaves the company . . . .

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    that's why open-source is better than roll-your-own



    but licensed software would be the correct solution here


    until the company that wrote the software goes out of business...

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    what if you spent your breaks and lunch hours, wrote a complete, functional forum system, and implemented that?

    the "paid support" is you, so that satisfies the boss's requirement, right?

    conceptually, this is no different from you just installing open-source software
    It would take a lot of lunch breaks as I'm a content editor, not a programmer!!

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    Have you thought about installing the IIS FastCGI Extension?

    It lets you run PHP apps and there's much better forum software in that area.

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    I would second community server. It's not bad to implement and it acts like most non .net forum software you are used to.
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