I am looking for forum software. I have looked at hostgator, and phpBB and have questions to be sure it fits my needs before getting a host or a board.
1. Forum would have a lot of file upload/downloads. Larger files from 1meg to 6or7 meg. Mainly jpg/png files but also would have to be able to up/down a propitiatory file (cwr) so would have to include that format as well.
Is file size or file format a problem ??
2. Since the files are mainly like photos, when posting showing it at a full size (not just thumbnail), to be able to show the quality is important.
Is that available on the posting of the file ?
3. There would be several levels of members. Admin(2) full control, Moderators -3 levels of various levels of control,guests- probable 2 or 3 levels of access that can be set at each category or sub categories. Also if NOT logged in, there would only be 1 category/topic that can be viewed. The rest would be hidden/not visible.
Is this possible ?
4. And just a, would like to know. Is it possible to add code that prevents, or at least asks, that the bots,google etc not scan your board ?
5. I see a lot of styles/themes here, and looks like good instructions on setting the style. Does it matter, or is it best, to install the style before you actually configure the categories etc, or should you have it all set before adding the style.