Yeah, I hear you. Had I been making just a simple forum then php or similar would have been my choice. But of course TWW is sooooo much more than just a forum!
Ah, but you can use WordPress’ content management with a SMF forum. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Well, they are if your Host supports one but not the other.
The three biggest issues with an online startup community are:
1. Free vs Paid
3. Ease of Setup/Administration
I probably lean toward SMF because my “real” job is software development.
Regards, The Gorb
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