Does it look bad( for biz or otherwise) if i were to replicate the forum model as my front page for my new hosting biz?
I was also thinking of an other option which was to create a basic webpage ( the only webpage) --- which could have the links on the page get re-directed to the forum -- what do you think about this option?
. . . does it really look so bad that i am copying someone else's model?
No, I don't think so, and I've never considered it my model. I was the first person to use that platform for the actual host site, with HTTPme, but I don't own the model. I felt the site needed to be a communications platform, rather than a static display of information. And hosting is such a dynamic product, that requires a platform for fast and efficient 2 way interaction.
A few have followed that path - Bluewho.com, and there are others but I can't remember them now. If you're going to use that model, make sure you start with some good forum software, like VB.
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