How BB Archive Works

There are many reasons to subscribe to the BB Archive. Here we tell you how the BB Archive works. As our name suggests, this is the Bulletin Board Archives. As such, you may wish to lay your old forum to rest. However, you may want to create a new one. So, before we discuss how it all works, here are a few other reasons you may wish to join us.

  • 01 You have an old forum you wish to keep online but not maintain it.
  • 02 You want to create a forum and remain in control. Free forums don’t give you this freedom.
  • 03 You wish to have an affordable but effective way to run a forum or bulletin board.
  • 04 You wish to lock down your message boards and archive them for future use.
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Why Free Forums Suck

Let us start with those who want an alternative to a free forum. Free forums are effective for those who want something temporary. But in the long run, it can end in tears. This is because you are NOT in control, and the forums remain theirs! In fact, many free forums place adverts on YOUR bulletin boards. How dare they?

Here at the BB Archive, we offer a free forum to all subscribers. However, the difference is that YOU are in control of YOUR forum. Of course, at any time, we will give back your database for whatever reason. For example, you may wish to take it to your own domain.

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Moreover, we don’t place adverts on YOUR forum either. So, if you want to start a new forum, forget those free forum websites. In other words, think of the BB Archive as the alternative to the free forums.

Archiving A Forum

So, you have a forum that has died off, and nobody posts there nowadays. It has run its course but still has some good information and should remain online. In this case, consider subscribing to the BB Archive and preserving it here.

Likewise, you have a forum which is not getting much attention and is just a spam target. In this case, consider locking the forum and cleaning it up. Then consider laying it to rest here at the BB Archives.

How BB Archive Works – The Procedure

If you wish to create a new forum, this is a simple process. All you do is provide a few details, and then let us do the rest. Once we make your new forum, we pass all responsibility to you to do as you want.

To archive an existing forum here, send us your database, and we will add it to the archives. Obviously, after this, it’s over to you. Your forums or bulletin boards will remain in the archives until your circumstances change. For example, should you wish to take back the database or not renew your subscription etc?

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Your Domain Name

Once you subscribe to the BB Archive, you tell us what domain name you wish to use. Obviously, we add this to the beginning of the mother domain – So, depending on what your forum is all about now, choose an appropriate name. For example, if your forum is about animals, you could pick this domain – Obviously, what you call your domain is entirely up to you.

Here are a few other suggestions of domain names you may also like:


Unlimited Bandwidth And Fast Servers

When you subscribe to the BB Archive, you get a free domain name, as you see above. You also get unlimited bandwidth running on fast servers. In other words, we include all you need to run a forum once you subscribe. To check out how fast and reliable our servers are, please check out some forums in our showcase.

You can show off your old or new forums in the archives in the showcase. But please tell us you want to do that because it’s not automatic. However, using our forum showcase, you may get new forum members. Indeed, you may even get some good forum ideas there too.

Donate Your Old Forum

We will accept your old forums, bulletin boards or websites if you no longer maintain them. So, if you no longer use yours but wish them to stay online without paying, consider donating them to the BB Archives.

Indeed, we love forums because that is what we love best. If you give your forum or websites to us, please remember they become ours to do as we wish. However, we will promise to keep them safe if we accept it.

To Summarise How BB Archive Works

We think we cover everything within our BB Archive information pages, including this ‘How It Works’ page. However, if you need to ask us any questions, please contact us. But before you do, please read all the info pages first.

Alternatively, join the BB Archive Forum and then post your query there. Finally, now you know how the BB Archive works. It works well, doesn’t it?

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