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Proper Owner / Host Forums

I think we need proper forums / community, separate and independent from Booking.com, purely for owners / hosts. Something like https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=551

Anyone know of any? Or willing to set them up?


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Maarten

I've have been thinking about it as well and I do not know a forum/community but I would be interested in joining. 

From experience I know that it is a lot of work to keep a forum/community up and running. I ran a forum and community website for an international photoclub with 150 members in the Netherlands and it consumed a lot of my time to moderate and monitor the site.

Besides time there is also the need for servers to use and if it will become a success the costs will rise because more computer power is needed.

The only way to create a community like that is to get funds to pay the costs and the moderators for their work or the users must be willing to pay a fee. 

If more people are interested it might be a good idea to discuss this further,

Maarten

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BrookAve

nice idea, I am familiar with setting these up and would suggest something like

Discordapp.com

  • Free
  • Free hosted
  • includes voce channels
  • text only channels
  • Role Based Access to channels

It wouldnt take much to set up. Woiuld just need to write up a structure  doc, i.e. channel topic channels etc.. a rule list for the top welcome channel etc.

and then some volunteers for moderate where needed.

comes as a web app and a mobile app, so management, and using on the go is very easy.