Having a website is great and all, but if you really want to interact with people then you need to have a good message board, forum or bulletin board its pretty much all the same thing, but you want to make sure you have one that is easy for you to use and easy for people who are going to be posting on it also to use. We are going to have a little look at some of the best bulletin board software out there right now.
Vbulletin is not free software, but it actually is worth the money. Vbulletin’s biggest strength is perhaps the vast amount of templates that it has to offer. This makes getting your bulletin board up and running quickly very easy. Many serious forums will eventually move onto vbulletin once they feel they have moved on from the features that a free to use bulletin board software has to offer.
Invision Power Boards
This is paid software, but there actually is a free version it just does not have all the bells and whistles that the full paid for version does. This is very easy to use and many people compare it to the vbulletin software. You can always try out the free version and then decide if this is the right software for you.
This one is all free and has been around for what feels like forever. One of the biggest strengths that phbb has going for it is the very active community who are always striving to make the software better.