Is reddit completely useless now?
Hey IH! Long time lurker. This is my first post. I'm a college student :)
I have a full time remote job as a full stack developer at the moment and do lots of freelance work on the side. A friend of mine reached out to me recently and asked me to help him build a forum for his company (he recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign that's done really well). He's getting a ton of social media buzz and conversation around his products and he wants to create a central forum for all of that.
Through my research, it sounds like vBulletin and IPB are two popular forum building software out there.
IH's tech stack is publicly available, but I can't find any details about whether it's built completely from scratch or leverages existing software...
Right now, I'm happy to use a forum builder to build this out asap, but ideally I want to eventually have a lot more control over the design and functionality.
Does anyone here have experience building a forum? I'd also be eternally grateful for any links or references to anything that might help.