The BB Archive will look after your forum. We care about your forums and bulletin boards, whether they are old or you wish to create a new one. Indeed, we have a few options available:
- Firstly, you may build a new forum with unlimited bandwidth on fast servers.
- Secondly, if you have an old forum platform which you wish to keep online, you can do that here too.
- Thirdly, you can also donate your old forum to the BB Archives.
In brief, you may create a new forum or mothball your old Bulletin Boards and Forums. In other words, if you have an old forum that is not in use, you can lay it to rest here. Moreover, you can even keep it active should you so wish. In contrast, we also allow members to create a new forum. But if you can no longer maintain your forum you may give it to us!
You can order a free forum from a few companies, but these are not what they seem. The catch is that they will have slow servers, and their software may not be current and have vulnerabilities. But more importantly, you may not have access to your database if you wish to move your forum. Of course, some will even place adverts on YOUR forum!
There are free forum hosting platforms on the internet, but these are not what they seem. The catch is that they will have slow servers, and their software may not be current and have vulnerabilities. But more importantly, they may not allow you to access your database if you wish to move your forum. Of course, some will even place adverts on YOUR boards!
Here at the BB Archives, you can request a downloadable copy of your database and files. Not only that, but our servers are fast with unlimited bandwidth. Obviously, you control YOUR forums here, and if you wish to add your own adverts, that’s up to you. So, go for a free forum maker if you want a poor service which may end in tears. Alternatively, use BB Archive and operate your forum the way you want.
Indeed, your database is downloadable at any time!
Forums Do Die Off
When first starting out with a message board or forum, it might attract a few people. However, there may come a time when the interest disappears, either from the creator or the members. Of course, on many occasions, the creators, administrators or moderators may not have time to maintain the forum. Furthermore, spam can literally destroy a community without regular maintenance.
Whatever the reason may be, ultimately, many forums can die off. Therefore, you have a dilemma. But what can you do? What do you do with your old forums and message boards once they fail? Generally speaking, you have a few options, including total abandonment. However, if you are using a free forum platform, your options may have limitations.
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What do you do with your old, inactive bulletin boards?
You could lock down the forum so that nobody else can join and current members can’t post. That is important because an idle forum without maintenance will suffer from spam posts. Of course, you could leave it as it is and hope it becomes active again.
With this option, you still have to maintain the message boards and clear up the spam etc. However, experience tells us that when a forum dies off, it’s hard to bring it back to life.
You may become so frustrated and delete the old, disused forum completely. But what about all that time you spent on it?
So, is there another option for old bulletin boards or forums? After all, you have a lot of hard work tied up in them. Well, of course, there is another option available!
Indeed, you could add your old message boards to the BB Archive here. Our network allows members to mothball their forums. Furthermore, if you want them to remain active while on the BB Archive, that’s fine. Moreover, if you wish to remove it from the BB Archive to go independent again, that’s fine too.
Look at our bulletin board examples in the showcase and create your own bulletin board here.
Create A New Forum At The BB Archive
The BB Archive is not just for old forums. On the contrary, should you wish to create a new bulletin board or forum from scratch, you can do that here too. In other words, we are not only here for the retirement of mature or dead message boards. As a matter of fact, members can use the BB Archive as a nursery for a new forum.
Once you gain more experience with a new forum, you may leave it here or take it to a domain or your own.
If you use a free forum website, most don’t allow you to access your database. But, here at the BB Archives, you can have a copy to take elsewhere. However, on the BB Archive, your forums here are on super fast servers meaning they load quickly. Indeed, you might wish to stay because of this.
Those free forum providers use cheaper unreliable hardware and much slower speeds. That is why we advise against using free forum hosting because of the nasty problems associated with them.
Choose A Domain Name Tool
When you are ready to move your old forum to the BB Archives, you will get a free domain name. While you are a member here, you become the domain owner.
Your name or other details don’t appear on any domain registry, domain whois or domain list. In other words, our mother site is the only one in the domain registry.
Just use your domain keywords and choose a suitable domain name.
For example, say you have a football forum, then use the domain name “football forum” In this case, your domain name would become “footballforum.bbarchive.com”.
As you can see, the domain list or domain keywords are endless. That is because the domain name you choose comes before the ‘(dot)bbarchive.com’. So, you don’t have to buy hosting services or a domain name either. Indeed, hosting a forum is a piece of cake here at the BB Archives. Your hosting costs are low because your membership pays for the lot
Donate Your Forum
If you have an old forum you no longer need, consider donating it to us. For instance, if you can no longer maintain your forum or bulletin board but wish to preserve it, give it to us. Obviously, there will be no cost to yourself, and you don’t need to become a member. We will look after it with due care and attention.
There are many reasons why you would wish to preserve an old forum. For example, think of all the time you have put into it. Also, there could be a lot of information which you would like to keep online. However, please remember that should you donate your forum to us, it becomes our property from then on to do as we wish.
Obviously, we accept all other websites too. So, before you dispose of your old forums, please consider donating to us. Indeed, you may give us your old forum, bulletin board or any website.
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To Sum Up The BB Archive
The BB Archive is a flexible community network for those who love bulletin boards or forums. So, if you wish to mothball your old forum or bulletin board, do that here. In other words, use the archives as an old forum parking platform.
Members can also create a new forum to test the water and gain experience. So, start making your bulletin board today. Indeed, you can have your new bulletin board online as soon as you join us. There are also many bulletin board themes available. At any time, you can download your database and transfer it elsewhere. Click this link for more information about how the system works at BB Archive.
Finally, you may wish to donate your forum, bulletin boards or any other website to us. This is not a problem because we love forums as you can tell!