Forum Platforms are one of the various CMS platforms recommended by LSI SEO architect Sue Bell and Neuromarketing Architect Russell Wright to be used for a Network Empire Project or One Web Ring Market Domination Project.
Below is a brief explanation for each of the features compared in the subarticles. For a forum to qualify for a feature, the functionality must be available out of the box, not as an add-on, plugin, etc. Flat vs. threaded:
A flat forum is one where each message is added onto the end of the discussion, with no set relation to any prior messages (other than being on the same discussion topic — except in case of Off-Topic posting). But, there is normally a feature to 'quote' another user's post, to allow referencing back to other posts.
A threaded forum is one where users can specify their message is a reply to an existing message. Threaded forums can display relationships between message topics and associated replies, such as by indenting replies and placing them below the post they reference. Threaded forums are most commonly used for discussions where individual messages tend to be short, such as on social news sites (e.g. Slashdot or reddit), or in commenting systems like Disqus.
Types of Forum Brands:
Here are some popular forum brands. Before installing such platforms, we strongly recommend becoming educated on how to properly do so via the Theme Zoom Live Certification program.
1. Vbulletin: http://www.vbulletin.com
2. PhpBB: https://www.phpbb.com/
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Also See Theme Zoom Live Certification Event
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Also See RSS Feed Curation
Also See Curation Profits
Also See Twitter Army
Also See Network Empire Private Community