Starting a new forum

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  1. Cool G5

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    I'm planning to start a forum on my site. For the same purpose, I have selected Phpbb as the forum script. I have started reading up & searching the web regarding phpbb but still I have some queries.

    1) Where can I get the high quality free phpbb3 styles i.e. themes/templates? I searched a lot but ended up getting the same set of styles again & again.

    2) I think one needs certain plugins for phpbb3 like wordpress(Adsense injection, statspress etc). Which are the essential plugins which one must install after installing phpbb? For e.g. Install smilies, Anti-spam plugins etc.

    3) Mention some useful online resources(sites) which one should read before beginning with an online forum. I have read a lot but still it would help if the sites cover up building traffic, maintaining it & also administering it successfully.
     
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    ^ MyBB 1.4 over phpBB3 anyday IMO. For MyBB 1.4, those simple Afresh themes with tweaks look good - http://mods.mybboard.net/themes. :p

    phpBB3 has a very big community, but I think MyBB is more hassle-free than phpBB3. :)
     
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    Thanks ico but I would stick with phpbb.
    Want to say anything on other queries?
     
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