I have a site that needs a forum, a simple one, I dont want to deal with heavy maintenence , security, or bullshit spammers. I have one click set up for : geeklog xoops mambo phpwiki postnuke I just need to create a place for visitors to start to congregate, a spot to post news articles that are gathered, and of course i need to be able to easily place banner ads and adsense etc. I used to use postnuke and it did a lot of stuff, but I also remember having a somewhat difficult time with some of the settings, I ended up modifying the templates and eventually did the ultimate bonehead move and somehow managed to lock myself out of the forum then deactivate the login box. Does anyone have any experiences good or bad with any of the ones listed? They are listed on my server as CMS's but I dont know if that really applies to all of them.