so im starting a new project. something i know nothing about. Im going to be starting a forum. Its in a niche im interested in so this project will be a good learning experience and ill be having fun building it. But i have questions right away and im going to need some help doing this, so this thread will serve as my journal on this project. few questions: 1. what platform should i be using? i know of phpBB and vBulletin. differences? 2. how do you go about getting members? i plan on advertising in my signature of other like forums to start 3. do i need to have a lot of code knowledge? all i have done so far i bought the domain name. if anyone has experience and is willing to help me get started id appreciate it. I am not asking for anyone to hold my hand through this whole process, just a little guidance. looking forward to getting started!