So any ways, this forum was a fairly easy setup but a bit of a learning curve.
It runs on a $5 a month Ubuntu droplet on DigitalOcean which gives 1GB ram and 25GB of disk space.
Got the domain from domain.com where you put in a few DNS records that point to the droplets ip address.
Then you need to set up the mail server so you can sign up and receive the automated transactional emails.
MailGun has this cheap as chips.
Once this is done you run the setup on the droplet, took about 10 minutes.
Then you go to the site on your browser and it says congrats and sets up the admin account.
Then that’s it, you start inviting friends and foe to join.
Then you change the settings to suit, there is a setting for allowing titles to have all capitals, another setting setting the min character length, how many posts can be made on the first day. Poor Bevoss hit the default limit of ten posts. It’s now at ninety I think.
At some point you decide on a default theme, this one is on minima. You can change to dark or what not. Checkout ‘Vincent’ uuuugh
So none of it required coding, just configuration and then change settings to suit.
Francios, I invited a few people through PM. But Garrick posted a link to here in the Lounge thread at the Reaper forum, and Bevosss posted a link in the Corona thread at the Reaper forum. I would think most loungers should see that. Maybe replying to posts at the Reaper forum would get other people’s attention who might not see the link in those threads.