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comment Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?
OK, because basically, I'm finding that using any existing forum platform will force me to alter their core files anyway, so I'm leaning towards building one from scratch (there are even tutorials on how to do that which should save me time). So, are there any really bad downsides I'm not considering that should keep me from doing one from scratch? Or should I maybe get an existing platform and simply dissect it for my own needs? Thanks again.
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comment Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?
Thanks for the first thorough response I have had on this question. Would your answer change if I said the forum would only be for paid users (eliminating the spam problem) and that I need a forum strictly for mobile users (making familiarity less of an issue) ?
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asked Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?