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Has anyone heard of ,<removed link> I just happened to find it when looking up free hosts due to reading a topic in phpBB Discussion. It claims to be a free service that allows people to create a free forum that runs phpBB3 which they will host. I'm just asking if anyone else has heard of this site.
Just to be clear, I do NOT recommend that anyone try to use it, as the site seems to be abandoned, with a self imposed deadline to get something up by 2006 which never happened, and it contains extremely out of date information on the phpBB project. Their support board seems to be using the old development version of phpBB3, which recognizes my browser as the Alexa bot for some reason, though I cannot access any forum. The site is laughable to be honest.
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There has been various "free" phpBB hosts through the years and the people that utilize those services usually end up paying for it one way or the other. The typical scam is they have growing community and want to move it to their own host and are charged to get the database. Other problems include things like waking up one day and the service is gone.... <poof>.

At one point in time this may have been lucrative even if they were giving full access to the database. The service owner served ads. However the wild west of the advertising days has ended and I don't see how they could possibly make any money now.
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thecoalman wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:02 am
Other problems include things like waking up one day and the service is gone.... <poof>.
Which is probably what happened there, though for some reason most of the site is still up, albeit, broken.
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