One installation, many boards

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MedMan
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One installation, many boards

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I would like to run multiple boards on one web site, each with an entirely different set of forums and members. Is it possible to share the basic files between multiple boards to make updating simpler, or does each board have to be completely independent.

Is the answer the same or different for 2.2?
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Re: One installation, many boards

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Not entirely what you want but you can use the same installation by setting up sub-forums. Each sub forum can have it's own style to distinguish it from the others which would make it appear to be separate. If you need to restrict access you can set up usergroups for each sub forum. Instead of having to register for separate forums they could instead register once and request permission to join the usergroup.
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Re: One installation, many boards

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Try
man ln
If you can hardlink directories in your lunix distribution or in apache config it can be done very easily, only a matter of the config file.
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Re: One installation, many boards

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use htaccess to get a bored id like http://www.yoursite.com/_community/3/ would be forum 3, in the config file do like if ($_GET[forum_id]) { sql info for forum 3 }

Let me know if you don't get what I'm saying.
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