Originally posted by dynamitehost Yes, why spend 10 minutes learning how to install a board when you could pay me $100?
Was this comment really neccisary? Why can't you just respect the fact that he is offering a service and trying to make some money. Comments like this are pretty low. And just FYI, it takes alot more than 10 minutes to install a BB. It takes me a good 20 minutes and i'm very fast at installing them... but when I first started, it took me about 6-7 hours and alot of mistakes. Also, how do you know he isn't offering customization and stuff? Plus, did he say "$100" or did I miss it? You are so quick to jump the gun and be rude to people, yet you don't know what you're even talking about. Please, go back to grade 1 and learn "politeness" I think you must have skipped out when they taught that lesson.
I think its a good service, I install my own boards but i have had a lot of people asking me to do theirs.
When i first started i used to get loads of errors that would take ages to fix, and some people haven't got time to sit and learn it all
I actually think it's a good idea too. There is a huge market for it. You could make a checkout process on your site that had like 10 steps and each step would let them tell you certain things they wanted, they could basically customize the entire style of their forums and then you'd throw it all together... you could also have premade styles. Cool idea I've seen stuff like this before, but most of them are hosted forums (IE: people willing to host a forum for you on their server).
Someone once contacted me asking how to install a EZBOARD!
X_Treme: theres a lot of people who would probably like your service, you should look around other forums and sites like this, I won't be surprised if places like elance even have guys asking for this type of help!
Personaly I'm one of those guys who picks things up fast though and can install them within minutes.
UBB is the worst to setup... even after they added the installer, it still sucks. But before... it was just stupid, totally lame bulletin board. I always make fun of UBB as being such a bad BB. I mean, it's good and everything, but vbulletin fricken blows it away and it's cheaper!!! Heck, even PhpBB blows UBB away
I agree with a lot of the others' comments. There is a definite demand for script installations. Some people who have very little experience of server-side stuff want to get bulletin boards etc., installed on their sites, but don't have a clue how to do it. A 'relative path' or an 'absolute path' would scare the hell out of them...
I say good luck!