[Edu-sig] Forum hosting for HS Python group

Matt K matt.kameron at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 22:44:47 CET 2007

Don't overlook just using a facebook group. They can be set as completely
invisible to all people except those who recieve a direct invite, and people
can use it as a full forum.

On 10/29/07, Dethe Elza <delza at livingcode.org> wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> Any of the one-click instaler hosts should be able to host forums like
> this.  I use Dreamhost, but TextDrive also has a good reputation.
> They have inexpensive hosting options.  Alternatively you can get a
> free blog site through WordPress or Blogger and give each student a
> login for posting.
> For eliminating spam, you will need to use whatever facilities the
> tool you use has, and also actively monitor and clean anything that
> gets through anyway.  I know WordPress has Akismet support for
> eliminating spam, and also you can set the rules for when a post or
> reply triggers moderation (no-one will see a moderated post until you
> approve it).
> The part about "only open to members of the programming club" is
> trickier.  Do you mean that only they can see or read it, or that only
> they can post to it.  Setting it up so that only they can post to it
> is easy, but making it invisible to the rest of the web makes me think
> you need a very different solution than what I've proposed.
> --Dethe
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