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    Best forum software to use?

    Hi All,

    I need what I thought was quite a simple forum. The main features needed are:

    Forums and sub-forums made private based on user groups
    Calendar that users can add to
    configurable attachments to allow large attachments but block exe's etc.

    optional- only allow registration from a list of email domains

    I've started with PHPBB3 and while I've found the things that I want, the calendar in particular is proving difficult to get working.

    Regards,

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    Although it costs, VBulletin would do it.

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    Is this for school? What VLE do you use?

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    Try MyBB

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    Yes it is for school. A collaborative group of schools specifically. They currently use fronter but don't likeit and there's a lot of admin overhead for what should be a very simple task.

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    I run several different collaborative forums for non-profit school based groups using some software I wrote myself, mainly SBM's and Governors. I think it can do all the things you are asking for, although it does depend on what you mean by large attachments.

    I can probably offer this as a managed service to you for a minimal cost to cover my hosting / bandwidth costs etc. It does support adding sponsors which may be of interest to help you cover any costs (many of the groups I support now make four and five digit profits out of using the service)

    PM me if you are interested - it will certainly take all the pain out of setting it up and running it.

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