Forum as a means of communication is of great importance in the search for necessary information or communication with like-minded people.
In order for people to comfortably conduct a discussion in your forum, it should have a respectable or simply original look.
Decorate the forum is not difficult, but it is important to take into account thatFree forums there are great limitations in this regard. So, in order to make the forum the way you would like to see it? You need a paid forum on the engines, like IP.Board, phpBB, Invision Power Board, VBB, IntelBoard, PunBB, MyBB, ExBB, miniBB, Flex BB, Phorum, Yabb se etc. Some engines from this list are also free, however, in free versions there are significant restrictions on the implementation of your desires.
The main decoration of most forums is hisTitle banner, which when you consider that you purchased a paid forum? You can expose whatever you want. Including animation. For originality, can you draw your banner in the program? The Photoshop graphics editor, or you can order a drawing from a web designer.
It is possible for holidays (for example, a new year)To install on the forum a special script "falling snowflakes ?. Throughout the forum, there will be snowflakes. By appearance very effective and original. You can also add a New Year's cap under the user's account, etc. You can do the same on February 23, March 8 and other holidays. For example, military camouflage, roses? Depending on your views.
It will also be effective to change the standardButtons of the forum on special images on your subjects in the form of buttons with the help of the same Photoshop, or other special programs. There is an interesting program Crystal Button designed exclusively for buttons, very easy to use even for beginners.
Hierarchical reward for users of the forum. For example, the military hierarchy is quite popular. Starting from an ordinary ending with the commander-in-chief marshal. For example, up to 50 messages a private soldier, then a junior sergeant, and so on a set of messages he rises in rank. Effectively under the user's nickname to make special epaulettes. You can also come up with any hierarchy, or whatever you want.