I have noticed that there are a lot of forums on the Internet. Many of them have the same themes and cover the same material that is covered on bigger sites (like DaniWeb). So now I am wondering if there is any benefit, in terms of marketing, to creating a forum on a web site. Why would a webmaster want to create a new forum from scratch when most if not all of the material is already covered on larger forums?
Or is it simply a matter of being a learning process, so that when the site admin applies to webmastering jobs he can say, "Yes, Potential Employer, I DO have experience running a forum on a web site."?