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    Okay, may be biting off more than I can chew, but I am thinking of adding a forum to my website. Can anyone offer suggestions on how to do this cheaply, and most important, easily? I am very much a novice....

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    I would start off with PHPBB, MyBB, SMF, or another free software package. Don't invest too much money up front. You can always move to a pay package if you feel you need to at a later date.

    I think the free OSS forums are pretty good compared to the pay packages.
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    Usually you require your webhost to support a scripting language and database such as PHP and MySQL - so make sure it does before you try...

    In which case a good option would by phpBB as that's open source and well-supported and reasonably easy to install.

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    Actually I would recommend Vanilla, it's simple, free and the only one which validates

    http://vanillaforums.org/

    PS: It looks uber sexy since 2.0 went live!

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    PunBB is pretty cool


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