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Proboards is a nearly identical replacement
Post by michael on Today at 03:18am

Took a bit of research, but HERE IT IS.. and its free!

https://www.proboards.com

here is a sample:

http://code-forum.freeforums.net/

(Ok I made that one.. he he he )

So now you have a new home for LBB and BBC Basic!!

And for your info.. LB has made a forum there too


;D Did I win?
Re: Proboards is a nearly identical replacement
Post by roy on Today at 05:11am

Looks good wink
Re: Proboards is a nearly identical replacement
Post by Richard Russell on Today at 09:35am

on Today at 03:18am, michael wrote:
Took a bit of research, but HERE IT IS.. and its free!
https://www.proboards.com

ProBoards is where JB and LB have gone, as you probably know. I reserved bbcbasic.proboards.com and lbbooster.proboards.com yesterday, to prevent any cyber-squatting, but I'm not currently planning to activate them.

There are a couple of issues that concern me about ProBoards. Firstly there's no more certainty that they won't suddenly disappear than there was with Conforums (even now there's still no official confirmation, at their support forum, that Conforums is closing). Secondly their ad-free service is even more expensive than Conforums (and apparently ProBoards aggressively counter ad-blockers).

So I'm currently looking at other options. As I mentioned before, if you add the annual charge for Wikispaces to the costs of keeping Conforums ad-free it amounts to a considerable savings. For far less than that amount I can host both the forum and the wiki, with no advertising at all! The downside is that it's a much smaller enterprise with possibly even less certainly of staying in business.

I'm still awaiting a response from the admin of the BB4W forum - I suspect he may be 'offline' for Easter - and obviously it isn't appropriate to do anything until I know what his plans are. There is no way that I want to re-instate the crazy dual-forum (BB4W plus BBCBASIC) arrangement that we currently have, with the silly ongoing feud.

Richard.