What about linking to a forum from the website? Ok, I agree that it
is nicer to have them both together. What happens if one goes down
though? At least the other is up and running still.
I use Lefora to run a forum for my local Freecycle community. I like
it, it's easy to admin and has a good simple layout, or more complex
if you wish...
Just an idea for chucking into the pot :-)
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