I have a few free forums on proboards. Well, I did have to pay 9.99 or so to use my own custom domain name, I upgraded one of my Forums from Proboards to their paid service, forums.net and it is currently 3 months and 22 days old. At this moment I have 415 members, Total Posts: 10,584, Total Threads: 807 and am averaging 8 new members per day. I also have three supporting Vendors paying me monthly to advertise on my forum. Is that good for a new forum? Here it is FZ-07 Forums I also own a forum for a bike that hasn't even come out yet, FJ-09 forums But that one is new and I just started putting some time into it and will pump some SEO juice into it when the bike actually hit's the dealers showrooms. I have no SQL or coding experience at all and Proboards is easy for newbies like me. I just knew that I wanted to start some motorcycle forums and see if I could get some good members and content. I love motorcycles alot, all bikes. And riders seem to be good forum members, I hardly ever have to delete or ban. I have ten volunteer moderators on the 07 forum. My experience with Proboards is pretty good. I'm paying 50 per month for the Forums.net account and am close to going over that 300,000 pageview per month limit. I recently had some dude in India make me a MyBB forum because I see the HUGE savings in just going the shared hosting route but the site keeps crashing, people can't post it just pasts the word "Undefined" and other problems pop up that I don't know how to fix. So, I'm probably gonna put a couple more forums into the forums.net account and hope like hell that I can get more supporting Vendors to cover the costs until it grows and advertising pays off. I am also about to start selling dropship motorcycle parts and maybe that will help. I gotta say, Proboards/Forums.net is really really easy and the plugins are very useful and easy to install. I have Viglink and am doing about $35 a week already and it works great with Proboards. They have a large support community for the free boards and a dedicated ticket system for the paid service. I like them alot, but yeah. If I knew how to code and create/manage SQL and had the time, I would probably go Xenforo and shared hosting. I'm really goos at creating SEO results, attracting members and even advertisers because I am a really good salesperson/marketer. But I just don't have the tech skills to build my own forum yet. Anyone else on Proboards?