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Mans-Based-Innit

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I want to start a forum one day would be the advice of people who already run a forum? one day I would like to be like Joshua "Null" Moon or Hiroyuki Nishimura I've loved the Internet my whole life and have been curious about being a Internet mod for years I run some Discord Servers and have been a admin on a forum before I'm good at Python, C++ and Javascript and looking to learn more.

  1. What Programming Language Would I Have To Learn?
  2. What Be A Good Place To Learn About Progamming?
  3. Can You Pay For Hosting With A Normal Job?
  4. How Do I Get Users?
 

YakuInTheFlesh

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What Programming Language Would I Have To Learn?
For Forums? PHP is your best bet.

What Be A Good Place To Learn About Progamming?
The official Docs & Existing git projects

Can You Pay For Hosting With A Normal Job
You can host on your own or start with something like: https://www.digitalocean.com/products/droplets

How Do I Get Users
By advertising your forum.

one day I would like to be like Joshua "Null" Moon or Hiroyuki Nishimura
When you get even close to that stage you will need to deal with DDoS, users uploading illegal content (especially CP is a problem), getting doxxed, etc.

As for my credentials: Full-Time Webdev for years, used to active in quite a few local forums and saw them die from issues mentioned above.
 

Hexasheep93

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When you get even close to that stage you will need to deal with DDoS, users uploading illegal content (especially CP is a problem), getting doxxed, etc.

As for my credentials: Full-Time Webdev for years, used to active in quite a few local forums and saw them die from issues mentioned above.
I can picture ddos attacks and doxxing being a common issue. Is people uploading illegal stuff really a common issue?

I ask cause the only other forums I was part of were the sankaku channel ones and dakkadakka, so Im certainly not knowlegdeable on the topic.
 

YakuInTheFlesh

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Is people uploading illegal stuff really a common issue?
It's not common for most sites, but it can happen when you
  • Get big enough (e.g. 4chan, Twitter, etc. happens once in a while)
  • Some weirdo thinks it's a good way to attack you
  • Pedos see it as a good way to share
So if you want to be the next e.g. Null, then it is a worry you should have. Also you usually have to get rid of it (can be annoying because of cache & temp files) and some places want the affected hardware.
I haven't had it happen to me with a website, but with an old Laptop I bought through a local market place. Had to hand over laptop, let them search if I made backups and in the end never got the money or laptop back. So once again afaik Null owns his own hardware, so depending on where you live you can get really fucked by that.
 

Mans-Based-Innit

varishangout.com
When you get even close to that stage you will need to deal with DDoS, users uploading illegal content (especially CP is a problem), getting doxxed, etc.

As for my credentials: Full-Time Webdev for years, used to active in quite a few local forums and saw them die from issues mentioned above.
what would be your advice on how to avoid that?
 

YakuInTheFlesh

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what would be your advice on how to avoid that?
DDoS: As long as you are not on cloudflares shitlist, you can use them.

Illegal content: You could limit user uploads, but more likely you just have to stay on top of it when happens. But the likelyhood of this part happening is slim until you reach a certain point.

Doxxing: Just be careful and look into ways of hidding your details.
 

PhantomXero1x

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Honestly, i would like to join more anti woke forums and servers if i can find any, since i'm pretty much fed up with the state of jrpg and anime culture rn.
 
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