[Edu-sig] Forum hosting for HS Python group

Matthew Schinckel matt at schinckel.net
Mon Oct 29 06:09:57 CET 2007

I can recommend nearlyFreeSpeech.net as a host - you can install
whatever sort of software on it you want.

Of course, you'll need to do all of the administration stuff yourself.

(A satisfied user, no other connection to NFS)

On 29/10/2007, 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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Matthew Schinckel <matt at schinckel.net>

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