smallcompany - 6:52 pm on Jul 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
Cost is not my worry as this would be for the site that makes money.
What worries me is:
- SEO friendliness
- easiness of forum management
- making it part of existing static website (can be subdomain or subfolder, no complicated integration, just using existing domain and site)
- possibility of extending it into so people can run their blogs or similar (I see vB 4 has it in it's suite, and I see IP Board has forum and blog as separate packages)
I'm not attached to any, and I welcome other solutions as well. I don't care if it's $200 or $2,000.
I just care about getting a good platform.
Yes, I would hate to see me spending $500 and figuring some free open source would do it better. Uncertainty is what is stopping me.