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Welcome to the BB Archive. We care about your forums and bulletin boards whether they are old or you wish to create a new one. So we have a few options available. Firstly, you may create a new forum here with unlimited bandwidth on fast servers. Secondly, if you have an old forum which you wish to keep online, you can do that here too. Thirdly, you can also donate your old forum to the BB Archives.

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In brief, you may create a new forum or just 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!

There are free forum hosting systems 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, you may not be able to access your database if you wish to move your forum. Of course, some will even place adverts on YOUR forum!

Downloadable Databases

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 are in control of 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 the BB Archives here and operate your forum the way it should be.

Downloadable databases - forum database
Indeed, your database is downloadable 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 simply not have time to maintain the forum. Furthermore, spam can literally destroy a community without regular maintenance.

Whatever the reason may be, eventually, many forums can die off. Therefore, you have a dilemma that you need to deal with. What exactly do you do with your old forums and message boards once they become inactive? Generally speaking, you have a few options open to you. However, if you you are using a free forum platform, your options may have limitations.

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Don’t despair – save your forums and bulletin boards here

Options For Old Forums

Firstly, you can lock down the forum so that nobody else can join and current members can’t post. This is very important because a forum which has little maintenance will suffer from spam posts. Secondly, you can just delete the old disused forum completely. Thirdly, you can leave it as it is and hope that it becomes active again.

With the third 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, its very difficult to bring it back to life again.

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 simply add your old message boards to the BB Archive here. Our network obviously allows members to mothball their forums. In fact, 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.

Take a look at our bulletin board examples in the showcase and create your own bulletin board here.

Create A New Forum At The BB Archive

Just to point out that the BB Archive is not just for old forums. On the contrary, should you wish to create a new forum from scratch you can do that here too. In other words, we are not only here for the retirement of mature or dead forums. As a matter of fact, members can use the BB Archive as a nursery for a new forum.

Create a bulletin board or community forum here
Forums are a great way to keep your community together

Of course, at any time you can move your forums elsewhere. Therefore, once you gain more experience or your forum becomes active, you have two options available. Obviously, you may leave your old forum here or you can take it to your own domain.

If you are using a free forum website, most don’t allow you to access to your database. But, here at the BB Archives, you can have a downloadable copy every month if you so choose. Not only that but your forums here are on super fast servers meaning that they load quickly. Obviously, a free forum platform uses cheaper unreliable hardware and much slower speeds. This is why we advise against using free forum hosting because of the nasty problems associated with them.

Domain Name

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. Obviously, your name or other details don’t appear on any domain registry, domain whois or domain list. This is because our mother site is the only one in the domain registry.

All you need to do is use your domain keywords and choose a suitable domain name.

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For example, say you have a football forum you could 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. This is because the domain name you choose comes before the ‘(dot)bbarchive.com’. So, not only do you not have to buy hosting services, you don’t need to buy a domain name either. Indeed, hosting a website, especially a community forum, is easy here at the BB Archives. Your hosting costs are low because you will become a member with an interest in what we do.

Donate Your Forum

If you have an old forum which 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, consider donating it to us. Obviously, there will be no cost to yourself and you don’t even 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 with as we wish.

Obviously we accept all other websites too. So, before you dispose any of your old websites, consider donating to us.

Donate your old forum, bulletin board or website to us
Indeed, you may donate your old forum, bulletin board or any website.

To Sum Up The BB Archive

The BB Archive is indeed a flexible community network for those who have an interest in bulletin boards of forums. So, if you wish to mothball your old forum or bulletin board, do that here. In other words, use the archives as old forum parking platform.

However, members can also create a new forum to test the water and gain experience. So, start creating your bulletin board website today. Indeed, you can have your new bulletin board online as soon as you join us. There’s also many bulletin board themes available as well.

Of course, we are a membership only network and have various levels of membership available. However, upon joining, you can mothball your old forums here or even create a new forum.

Obviously, at any time you can download your database and transfer it elsewhere. So, you can lay your forum to rest here in the BB Archives if you have any old forum websites no longer in use. You can also mothball your old forum for later use, the option is yours. Finally, you can even create your own shiny new forum on the BB Archive. So, what are you waiting for, join us today.

Finally, you may just wish to donate your forum, bulletin boards or indeed any other website to us. This is not a problem as we just love forums as you can tell!

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