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I'm hoping for some suggestion for sites whereby I can create a free forum/message board, web-based without requiring computer downloads.
I have an apartment in a problematic building, and there's a general feeling that residents are upset and worried, but too fearful to speak up. A forum/message board might be perfect to give people a chance to discover if they have like-minded neighbors, and might be a first step to solving problems. Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable about the internet, and actually don't even have my own computer. (Embarrassing to admit.)
I'm hoping that you experts might provide a few bits of information. I know there are various sites that host boards for free, but I gather that those are to hook up to an existing website and require that the administrator has his/her own computer. Are there any places offering message boards that are web-based, in the sense that I can manage it from public computers (at a library or internet cafe)?
I think we'd need something fairly simple - 5 or 6 forums to be used by maybe 40-90 people. However, I don't want anything like the Yahoo groups options, which I find limited and unattractve. I'm hoping for something with a layout comparable to phpbb, with as few ads as possible, and something that provides serious anonymity, so that people (including me!) won't be paranoid about building management harassing them.
Any suggestions would be gratefully explored. But keep in mind that I'm a novice, so please go easy on jargon!