MyTopix is a discussion forum poised to compete with some of the other players in the bulletin board market. It has all the features you need to get a community up and started quick and nothing that you don't.
About bulletin boards/forums:
An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user-generated content. Internet forums are also commonly referred to as Web forums, message boards, discussion boards, (electronic) discussion groups, discussion forums, bulletin boards, fora (the Latin plural) or simply forums. The terms "forum" and "board" may refer to the entire community or to a specific sub-forum dealing with a distinct topic. Messages within these sub-forums are then displayed either in chronological order or as threaded discussions.
Such forums perform a function similar to that of Usenet newsgroups and the dial-up bulletin board systems that were numerous in the 1980s and 1990s. Early web-based forums date back as far as 1996. A sense of virtual community often develops around forums that have regular users. Technology, computer games and/or video games, sports, fashion, religion, and politics are popular areas for forum themes, but there are forums for a huge number of topics. Internet slang and image macros popular across the internet are abundant and widely used in internet forums.
Here are some key features of "MyTopix":
· Works on PHP 4.1 and up as well as MySQL 4.x and up!
· Fast, secure and free.
· Multi-level forums, polls, attachments, internal messaging.
· Elegant administration center
· Fully skinnable and comes packed with a skin importing / exporting system
What's New in This Release:
· Moved database connection info to a seperate file.
· They are now stored as constants.