Subscribe To BB Archive
Adding your old Forum or Bulletin Board to the BB Archive is easy. However, you need to Subscribe to BB Archive and become a member. Of course, you can join us and create a new forum too. Indeed, we have many different types of subscription levels available. Therefore, we shall look at each one in detail below.
Of course, if you wish to donate an old community forum to the archives, this is free of charge.
When you host with us, you’ll notice that our servers are fast and reliable. Indeed, you can check out the showcase to see how fast our forum archives are. You’ll also get unlimited bandwidth.
A forum or bulletin board is an ideal platform to interact with others. So, build a new community forum or bulletin board with us or retire your old forums here.
Benefits Of Subscribing To BB Archive
Depending on the membership level, subscribers can benefit from the following:
- Free domain name – available to all members.
- Free community forum – this is available to all members.
- Host up to five community forums for free (top-level members).
- Support access – for all members.
Find The Domain Best Names
If you add your forum to the BB Archive or create a new community forum, you then choose an appropriate domain name. However, our domain names are free. So be creative and choose something that reflects your board.
Your new domain name will precede our mother site domain – (dot)bbarchive.com. For example, if your forum is about food, you could choose ‘food’ as a domain name. Therefore, your new domain name would become food.bbarchive.com.
Above all, get it right from the start and stick with it for SEO purposes. Of course, you can have a copy of your database should you wish to migrate your forum.
Firstly, we have the introductory subscription or the Silver Membership. In short, this subscription level allows members to create and operate a Forum or Bulletin Board here on the BB Archive. Once you join at this level, inform us what type of forum you want, and we will activate it. We recommend you use phpBB or SMF (Simple Machines Forum), but we have others to choose from.
Obviously, we are not the same as the free forum hosting companies. At the BB Archive, your community forums are on fast web servers. You’ll also benefit from unlimited bandwidth. So you have less heartache when things go wrong, which you will with a free forum engine.
At the BB Archives, you become the owner and administrator of your forum or bulletin board while you remain a member. The exception is when you donate your bulletin boards to us.
Above all, should you want your database at any time, it’s yours, and you can have it if you wish to branch out. This is not always the case when you use free forum websites. Indeed, you’ll be lucky to ever get access to it!
Not only can you create a new forum with this membership status, but you can also retire an old forum. In other words, you can mothball an old community forum while creating a new one. Both can remain active, of course.
Adding your old forums or bulletin boards on the BB Archive is easy. But we need a few things, such as the database. Unfortunately, if you have a forum with one of those free forum websites, you might not be able to access this.
Silver Pro Membership
This subscription level allows you to have the benefits of the Silver Membership. However, you will get up to five hours of personal support. We can help with adding site icons, logos or favicons.
If you choose this subscription level, you can add up to five existing forums to the BB Archive. Of course, you can also create a new forum here. All community forums can remain active, but they obviously will need a degree of maintenance.
Gold Pro Membership
This subscription level gives you all the benefits of the Gold Membership. However, you will get up to ten hours of personal support to help you with your projects.
Extra Benefits When You Subscribe To BB Archive
When you subscribe to BB Archive, you are never alone. Indeed, there is support available. Of course, the team here need effective communication with you from the start. That is because we need to set up your account. Then, if you wish to create a new forum, we need some details to do this.
The same applies if you want to add old, existing forums to the BB Archives. In short, only the staff here can access the databases etc. Therefore, in the beginning, there will be up to two hours of support which should be enough.
In some circumstances, you may need extra help. Therefore, we have the BB Archive Forum. Effectively, it is a help forum should you need further assistance, and we are always online. Obviously, our staff manage it, but it is a public forum, so anyone can join in and offer help.
Terms And Conditions
To Sum Up
We would always advise people not to use a free forum platform at any time. This is because you will have very little control. Indeed, you may not even get the database once you wish to migrate. The free forum websites can also place adverts on YOUR forum!
When you subscribe here at the BB Archives, your database is yours while you remain a subscriber. You can also have your forum database whenever you wish to migrate your forum. Your forum remains yours, and we will take all reasonable steps to keep it secure.
Finally, if you wish to donate your old forums, bulletin boards or websites to us, we will take them off your hands.