I'm looking to own a fairly basic forum.
However, before you start offering to set me up with the basic template - there are a few customizations I am looking to have built in.
Delphi Forums has something similar to what I am looking for in terms of the look and feel.
Essentially, the main features that I am looking for are as follows:
One basic forum that allows the moderator to:
- Change/add/remove folders/threads/posts.
- Ban/gag users, and give moderating privileges.
When a person responds to a post, there should be a link on that post referrring to the post that they are referring to and it should have the name of the person that they are posting back to.
When a user logs on, they should see how many new responses they have, and have a link to them.
The link should go directly to the post to them, not just to the thread.
There should also be a messaging system working through their e-mail but masked so that the sender and receiver can communicate through the site without seeing eachother's email addresses.
One other thing I need is a basic spot to load rotating ads.
This will also need hosting.