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Free Software Magazine: phpBB: Creating Online Communities

Apr 25, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Brown)

"One of the focuses of modern websites is the creation of a community--giving users the feeling that they are part of a larger group of like minded individuals who can share information and experiences.

"There are lots of potential ways in which this can be achieved, but one of the easiest is to provide a system that enables people to talk and share ideas. On the internet, the well-known (and still heavily used) forum for that process has been Usenet. Usenet, however, is global. And, although discussions are organized into different newsgroups, these are very general and there is no guarantee that they would be copied to your locally available news server..."

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