Thank you. I think I want to stick with the php/mysql combo, so will take ikonboard 
off the list.


Laserjetter wrote:

> Ikonboard has a very nice interface and I know that its very popular but, as
> you thought, it is CGI based.
> I've never managed to get it working - maybe because I couldnt get Active
> Perl working properly (well, it was a 25MHz 486 with 8Mb RAM!!).
> If you're more into PHP I'd go with phpbb as you'd find it easier to tinker
> around with to get it looking how you wanted.
> "Indera" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am trying to decide between these two scripts and was wondering if
> anyone has either of them
> > installed. The one thing I need that I can't figure out if either of them
> have is whether or not, I
> > can hide categories (that contain the forums and topics) on the category
> page and based on a users
> > log-in have them enabled. If that is not possible is it possible to create
> 2 category pages and
> > store them in one database, (hosting company only allows one instance of a
> forum script to be
> > installed) one for the forums that everyone that comes to my site can see
> and another category page
> > that will actually only be available in the restricted members only page.
> >
> > If it helps, here are the links
> > http://www.phpbb.com and http://www.ikonboard.com
> >
> > I think I prefer the phpbb forum because ikonboard uses cgi scripts, or it
> least that's what it
> > looks like.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Indera
> >
> >
> >

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