I want to create a simple forum (no coding hosting etc) and I ran across Forumotion. It looks decent and editable enough for what I need but they also want you to buy "credits" for additional edits, etc.
I do not want any ads coming up in my forum so I don't mind paying for the service but the forum is clearly run by a foreigner (I can tell by the broken english on the site). That is not necessarily a bad thing but I would like to check them out before I pay for some edit credits.
Completely hosted solutions for forums don't seem all that popular here, perhaps because they don't offer much control and the owner may end up promoting a site owned by others.
Another alternative would be to sign up for hosting that comes with forum software, perhaps as part of a Fantastico package. Be sure that your software is the latest version if you go this route. PhpBB is the most popular open source package.