I appreciate you taking the time to spell out the specifics that you like about both forums. Since we're building this from the ground up we can specify the features we really like. Obviously there is some consideration to the cost, but so far everything I've ready sounds pretty doable.
The people working on this project have read this thread and are also taking a look at WoodCentral's forum.
I want to thank everyone in this thread for your suggestions. It makes it so much easier to specify what we want!
Everything has been covered. I just want to say, I miss Bob. (LOL) Whatever software you choose, be sure that it has as good a method for keeping unwanted posters out.
John Lucas www.woodshopdemos.com
I was especially intrigued with something called vB code. You'll find it under FAQ's and the first question under Reading and Posting Messages.
This site software is used for a lot of other sites I sometimes visit and seems reasonably user friendly. It has some of the same features as WoodCentral, plus a few extras. It also has the registration feature that seems necessary for civilized forum use these days. I did not explore it for image friendliness or spell checking.