I've never owned a forum before, and never bothered creating one. Then I tried ForumForFree to see how well a forum could be run without financial ownership, and discovered this system to be highly flexible with almost all features. Now I have a good number of members, a lot of posts, skins, and more! I don't regret joining this place and I will probably use Forum For Free often if a need for another free forum should arise.
Rachelle, Administrator of http://www.dos-forums.tk -

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Free Forum Features
Forum For Free use the phpBB forum software as a basis for our service. phpBB is the worlds most popular forum software. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.

Here is a complete list of the features you have available to you with your Forum For Free forum.

Designed with security as a priority
Powerful and extensive authorisation system
Strong encryption to keep passwords safe in the database

Unlimited Forums & Categories
Unlimited forums can be organised into as many categories as you like
Private forums and those only for specified user groups
Powerful search facility

Posting Messages
Message formatting with various font styles and sizes as well as allowing quoting, code display, image posting and automatic URL linking
Support of standard and extended BBCode tags and controlled HTML tags
Polls can be simply added to posts
Email notification of replies to your topics
Powerful topic subscription capability
Original emoticons to portray emotions

Versatile User Groups & Forum Permissions
Powerful forum, user and group permission management
Control forum access to specified user groups
Control all aspects of the posting experience
Allow limited access to viewing, posting, replying and many other options

Member Features
Unlimited members
Personal profile creation
Post counting and administrator-definable ranks for users
Email-like private messaging system
Supports local, remote and uploadable avatars

Moderation Features
Topic editing
Mass delete/move/lock/unlock of posts
Topic splitting
Option of auto-pruning of old or unanswered messages on a per-forum basis

Easy to Use Administration Centre
General configuration
Forum & category setup
Disallowed usernames
User authorisation
Word censoring
Complete member management
Emoticon setup
Optional new post verification
Extensive ban management, ban by email address, username or single/multiple IP address or hostname
IP tracking of posts and posters
Mass emailing of groups and users by the administrato

Style and Customisation
Multiple styles available for the user to choose from
Default style compliant with XHTML 1.0 and HTML 4.01 recommendations from the W3C

Forum For Free also offer Invision Power Board 1.3 forums, although we only recommend these forums for more advanced forum admins as they are much more complicated than PHPBB. If you want an IPB forum please go to

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