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    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 12th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    Need simple discussion forum for a group of friends
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    • 12th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
    Need simple discussion forum for a group of friends 12th Mar 17 at 11:59 AM
    We are a group of friends researching a local park. We need a discussion forum to share our findings and ideally this would be one where we can upload photos directly and URLs. I don't mind paying for the software if it is not too expensive, so long as it can do this. Not too keen on phppb as photos have to be loaded into photobucket or flickr first. This will be a closed group around 8 or 9 of us only.

    Any suggestions
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    • Jivesinger
    • By Jivesinger 12th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:06 PM
    Would a private group on Facebook meet your needs?
    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 12th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 12:09 PM
    Couple of the friends do not have a facebook account and do not want to open one......
    • were
    • By were 12th Mar 17, 4:28 PM
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    • #4
    • 12th Mar 17, 4:28 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 4:28 PM
    how about WhatsApp? Just create a group.

    Google groups.... never used it myself?

    A free website via https://www.hostinger.in ?

    Dropbox?

    Shared email groups?

    Running out of quick thinkable options. Changes can be actioned via twitter... but like me they have not got facebook,and not of that era.....
    Last edited by were; 12-03-2017 at 4:44 PM.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 12th Mar 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 4:49 PM
    The tablet/phone app Discord any good ?

    Its on ios, android, Linux, Mac and Windows.
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 12th Mar 17, 6:25 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:25 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:25 PM
    Try OneNote....Free and easy to share. Pics can be uploaded directly.
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    • Roland Sausage
    • By Roland Sausage 12th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 6:43 PM
    We are a group of friends researching a local park. We need a discussion forum to share our findings and ideally this would be one where we can upload photos directly and URLs. I don't mind paying for the software if it is not too expensive, so long as it can do this. Not too keen on phppb as photos have to be loaded into photobucket or flickr first. This will be a closed group around 8 or 9 of us only.

    Any suggestions
    Originally posted by littlerock
    Not sure why you say think phbBB can't host the files directly. Admittedly, this is from an older version but it definitely can host photos (and other files) no problem.

    • cookie365
    • By cookie365 12th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 8:33 PM
    Trello

    https://trello.com/
    • EdwardB
    • By EdwardB 13th Mar 17, 5:13 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 5:13 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 5:13 AM
    We are a group of friends researching a local park. We need a discussion forum to share our findings and ideally this would be one where we can upload photos directly and URLs. I don't mind paying for the software if it is not too expensive, so long as it can do this. Not too keen on phppb as photos have to be loaded into photobucket or flickr first. This will be a closed group around 8 or 9 of us only.

    Any suggestions
    Originally posted by littlerock
    The web is a publishing platform, so you have to consider whether you want this public or private.

    You then need to think about what you want to do with the data you collect.

    For example, if you were doing a study in the park of people letting dogs do their poo it would not matter much, however, if you were looking into the progress and spread of diseased trees then you might want to structure the data for final use and design the use in accordance with that.

    If it were a appropriate you might use Omeka http://www.omeka.net/ (hosted) or http://omeka.org/ (host yourself) I can refer you to way to implement on your own hosting under £30 for 1st year.

    Personally, if it is private and you want it simple, it is hard to beat WhatsApp, there is a desktop version.
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    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 13th Mar 17, 4:43 PM
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    Google docs would be perfect. Works on desktop, iPad and smart phone.
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    • WestonDave
    • By WestonDave 13th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
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    Slack might do the job?
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    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 13th Mar 17, 7:24 PM
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    Just to let everyone know that in the end Proboards did the trick. (The test version I tried of phpBB said I had to load my images from an external source.) Proboard lets you do that or add them as images directly (as attachments). Was very easy to set up.
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