I want to start a web forum who can help me?

J1000

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As the title states I want to set up an online forum for a niche hobby that I have noticed is starting to grow and doesn't yet have any forum specifically for it. I would love to use the XenForo software this forum uses but from there I really don't know what to do. If anyone wants to volunteer to help me get started I would greatly appreciate it! I have moderated lots of forums and I have posted tons but I don't know how to set it up behind the scenes.
 

Notyourmomslx450

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maybe @Hulk has some tips??
 

J1000

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I don't want to pull people away from their day jobs or responsibilities but looking for any pointers I can get. I have a URL and have created websites in the past etc, I could probably get through it myself but I'm sure there are lots of pitfalls and common issues to avoid. I'd rather just save the time and effort haha
 

3rdGen4R

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There are lots of options, what's your budget? You could setup a old linux box at your office that would do the job and run a web server. You would have to do some maintenance on it.
 

AimCOTaco

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I know there is a forum for Xenforo users and developers where you can find pros to help out.
RS found a guy there to help with our transition.

You need to figure out where you're hosting and what that's going to cost based on size/traffic as a starting point.

As always, if you have an unlimited budget you should call me and I'll giterdone :ROFLMAO:
 

DouglasVB

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Now I'm wondering what the hobby is!

FWIW, I am using groups.io to host several listservs for a niche motorcycle. It's like Yahoo Groups but with more features. Seems to work well enough.
 

Hulk

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Jimmy, I can give you some advice on this. I've stood up a couple of XF forums now. It's pretty straightforward.

As @AimCOTaco mentioned, the "forum for people who manage forums" is here:
 
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