Discussion in 'Free Hosted Forums' started by janeyblue, Nov 16, 2011.
why is the layout in forumotion so dated?
We used invision free, this was years ago, functionality and speed of hosting was very good, plus they sent us copy of dbase when we finally decided after a few months we liked the forum and wanted to run it ourselves.
Have you read some of the topics here in this section?
I don't think that forumotion will let you make a copy of your dbase if you ever wanted to leave and finally host your own with personal revenue.
ok but why are forumation so behind.
If you're not happy then buy some hosting and a forum package or download a free forum package.
The forums are basically a cloned installation.
To keep management of an increasing list of forums under control, free forum hosts need versions uniformly updated across their entire network.
This is not much of an issue with small fixes and security updates, but significant updates need empirical testing to not break their forums, and keep the need for tech support manageably low enough.
Bigboard forums go through such considerations as well, though obviously with more direct feedback should any issues arise. Plus, updating a single site (even customized) is usually less troublesome than an entire network modded to spec.
They don't look too bad pretty much the same as phpbb but its alot easier to make a theme with forummotion you can't really complain if its free.
Looks decent to me. Unless you are running it for fun, get your setup. Hosting and domains are available at affordable prices these days. Or use a free hosting and take regular backups. Google has already blacklisted co.cc domains. Don't know what will come up to this free alternatives in future.