[kwlug-disc] Anyone know of a free web forum equivalent to Google/Yahoo Groups?
unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Oct 1 14:09:18 EDT 2009
Raul Suarez wrote, On 10/01/2009 1:49 PM:
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
>> I don't believe I am. If I knew of a free phpbb yahoo/google group equivalent.
>> It just occurred to me that perhaps the word 'forum' is outdated and may be known by some other phrase these >days.
> Without having an answer, let me see if I understand.
> You are looking for a "cloud service" that provides the tools required for community building
> Organizational web presence (Home page)
> File sharing,
> Bulleting boards/discussion groups,
> Member blogs,
> Fairly equivalent to what we have at kwlug.org but supported "in the cloud" so you don't have to bother maintaining the system and servers involved.
> Is this correct?
Mmm. Close. Additional functionality can't hurt, but I hadn't
considered blogs or wiki's. I am thinking about a volunteer
organization, not kwlug, but kwlug is perhaps organizationally similar
- and also topically completely different.
As I said, google or yahoo groups would be sufficient, if sub-groups
I keep mentioning yahoo / google merely because of the name
recognition / ease of analogous explanation. Particularly to the adult
users whom may only be barely computer literate enough to use a web
browser. [That didn't quite come out right. Such would be the users,
so such recognition would provide a level of comfort for them, as
well. Don't mean to impinge upon the readers of this list - unless, of
course, they've had too much lubrication or contortioning, at which
point K.I.S.S. would seem to apply.]
Want to avoid icky money / hosting and greater reliability than
running something out of the house. Which would also make
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